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Risk-to-Price Commentary: Tyson Foods Inc. Aug 11

  • ID: 2043321
  • August 2011
  • Standard & Poors
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Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef, and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500, and a member of the S&P 500 Index. On Aug. 8, 2011, Tyson Foods reported third-quarter 2011 earnings of $0.51 per share, lower than the $0.65 recorded for the same quarter the prior year, but much better than the Capital IQ third-quarter estimate of $0.405. This lower result follows the company's significant improvement of earnings in 2010. "My outlook for Tyson Foods remains positive. Our diversified business model, including our outstanding beef and pork segments, along with our strong balance sheet, will allow us to continue serving our customers through insights and innovations as...

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