Headlines about Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tyson Foods earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.2332537623494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of research firms recently weighed in on TSN. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 target price on shares of Tyson Foods in a research note on Monday, May 8th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Tyson Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 price target on shares of Tyson Foods in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. Vertical Research upgraded shares of Tyson Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, Mizuho initiated coverage on shares of Tyson Foods in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $71.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Tyson Foods has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $69.79.

Tyson Foods (TSN) opened at 62.49 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $63.14 and a 200-day moving average of $62.28. The company has a market capitalization of $22.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.18 and a beta of 0.26. Tyson Foods has a 52 week low of $55.72 and a 52 week high of $77.05.

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The company reported $1.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.10. Tyson Foods had a net margin of 4.75% and a return on equity of 18.44%. The company had revenue of $9.85 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.49 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.21 earnings per share. Tyson Foods’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Tyson Foods will post $5.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.225 per share. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.44%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. Tyson Foods’s dividend payout ratio is currently 18.95%.

In other news, Director Mikel A. Durham purchased 2,809 shares of Tyson Foods stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $65.77 per share, for a total transaction of $184,747.93. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Dennis Leatherby sold 145,100 shares of Tyson Foods stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.97, for a total value of $9,572,247.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.65% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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