Tyson Foods (TSN) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tyson Foods earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0756624429581 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Tyson Foods (NYSE TSN) traded down $0.06 on Friday, hitting $79.90. The company had a trading volume of 1,485,045 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,190,000. The firm has a market cap of $29,350.00, a PE ratio of 16.68 and a beta of 0.36. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Tyson Foods has a 1-year low of $57.20 and a 1-year high of $84.65.

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 13th. The company reported $1.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.38 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $10.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.93 billion. Tyson Foods had a return on equity of 19.64% and a net margin of 4.64%. The company’s revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.96 EPS. equities analysts expect that Tyson Foods will post 5.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.50%. This is a boost from Tyson Foods’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. Tyson Foods’s dividend payout ratio is currently 25.05%.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on TSN shares. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $75.00 target price (up from $70.00) on shares of Tyson Foods in a research note on Sunday, October 1st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Tyson Foods from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 target price on shares of Tyson Foods in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Jefferies Group increased their target price on Tyson Foods from $75.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Argus raised Tyson Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Tyson Foods has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $75.25.

In related news, insider Thomas P. Hayes sold 53,874 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.63, for a total value of $4,397,734.62. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, General Counsel Bebber David L. Van sold 164,348 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.26, for a total value of $13,683,614.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 397,342 shares of company stock worth $32,702,254. Insiders own 2.65% of the company’s stock.

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About Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc is a food company, which is engaged in offering chicken, beef and pork, as well as prepared foods. The Company offers food products under Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells and State Fair brands. The Company operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork and Prepared Foods.

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