Headlines about Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) have trended positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Tyson Foods earned a media sentiment score of 2.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Tyson Foods’ score:

Shares of NYSE:TSN opened at $81.91 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a current ratio of 1.38. Tyson Foods has a 12 month low of $49.77 and a 12 month high of $84.30. The stock has a market cap of $30.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.30 and a beta of 0.47.

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 6th. The company reported $1.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.08. Tyson Foods had a net margin of 5.05% and a return on equity of 16.53%. The company had revenue of $10.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.25 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.27 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Tyson Foods will post 5.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 30th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 29th. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.83%. Tyson Foods’s payout ratio is presently 24.35%.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on TSN shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Tyson Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Tyson Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 16th. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 target price on shares of Tyson Foods in a report on Sunday, February 17th. Pivotal Research upped their target price on shares of Tyson Foods from $40.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, May 6th. Finally, Stephens started coverage on shares of Tyson Foods in a report on Monday, March 4th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $62.26 target price on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Tyson Foods currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $77.94.

In related news, insider Douglas Wayne Ramsey sold 21,166 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.79, for a total value of $1,731,167.14. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Stephen R. Stouffer sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.02, for a total transaction of $996,240.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 84,433 shares of company stock worth $6,680,525. Corporate insiders own 1.69% of the company’s stock.

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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: Beef, Pork, Chicken, and Prepared Foods. The company processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; 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; and raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products.

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