Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.20

Press coverage about Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tyson Foods earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6580977252179 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Tyson Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Pivotal Research downgraded shares of Tyson Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $75.00 to $55.00 in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Buckingham Research decreased their price objective on shares of Tyson Foods from $82.00 to $79.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Tyson Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Tyson Foods and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $75.52.

TSN opened at $70.11 on Friday. Tyson Foods has a twelve month low of $57.20 and a twelve month high of $84.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.51 and a quick ratio of 0.70. The stock has a market cap of $25,800.48, a P/E ratio of 13.20, a P/E/G ratio of 0.96 and a beta of 0.19.

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $1.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.30. Tyson Foods had a net margin of 7.15% and a return on equity of 19.25%. The firm had revenue of $10.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.88 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.59 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Tyson Foods will post 6.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Investors of record on Friday, June 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 31st. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.71%. Tyson Foods’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.60%.

In related news, Director Gaurdie E. Jr. Banister sold 7,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.56, for a total transaction of $589,368.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Jeffrey K. Schomburger acquired 2,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $74.83 per share, with a total value of $202,041.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 2.65% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Tyson Foods Company Profile

Tyson Foods, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The company raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products; processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully-cooked meats.

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