Tyson Foods Posts Record First Quarter Income

Net income for the quarter grew 28% to $593 million, resulting in $1.59 in earnings per share. Revenue for the three-month period increased to $9.18 billion compared with $9.15 billion in the year-earlier period.
Sales rose 0.3 percent to $9.18 billion.Tyson Foods opened for trading at $65.54 and hit $66.09 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $65.39, with a gain of 0.32% or 0.21 points.Tyson upped the forecast for full-year operating margins from pork from “at least” 10% to “around” 12%. Tyson is now down by 3.7 percent after reaching its best intraday level in well over two months.

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MarketWatch reports Tyson’s stock is up 7 percent in premarket trading Monday. Analysts will be eyeing whether Tyson executives express worries about export markets.Accusations of collusion that have dogged the American chicken industry in recent months took a new turn after Tyson Foods, the country’s largest producer, said the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the allegations and sent the company a subpoena. While Tyson retains plants in China and India, Mr. Hayes has spoken of untapped opportunities in developing countries as the company looks to its next growth phase. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 3,355 shares of the company’s stock valued at $224,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the last quarter. That could include deal making – Mr. Hayes said at a December investor presentation to watch for Tyson to do “an acquisition or two” – as well as worldwide markets, where Tyson recently stepped back, selling its Mexican and Brazilian chicken businesses in 2014 after striking a $7.7 billion deal to buy Jimmy Dean sausage maker Hillshire Brands Co. Post-earnings, TSN stock ranged between $57.1 and $59.93 after opening the day (11/22/2016) at $57.97. The year to date performance is at 6.01% with a 52 week high of -17.48% and a 52 week low of 23.72%. (TSN) reported Q3 earnings of $1.21, beating consensus estimates of $1.06.In fiscal 2017, Tyson Foods expects to continue share repurchases under its share repurchase program. The current share price indicate that stock is -14.80% away from its one year high and is moving 27.73% ahead of its 52-week low. Feed costs decreased $20 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2017. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 price target on shares of Tyson Foods in a research note on Tuesday, November 22nd. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $72.09.”Not only did we lead in sales volume, according to [market research firm] IRI, we were the only company to show volume growth among the top 10 branded food companies”, Hayes said in a statement Monday.

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