Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Jefferies Group LLC in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $75.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s target price indicates a potential upside of 18.37% from the stock’s previous close.

TSN has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Tyson Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. ValuEngine cut shares of Tyson Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of Tyson Foods in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th. Barclays PLC started coverage on shares of Tyson Foods in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $70.00 target price for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Tyson Foods in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $65.00 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $69.04.

Tyson Foods (TSN) traded up 0.52% on Thursday, hitting $63.36. 1,633,046 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Tyson Foods has a one year low of $55.72 and a one year high of $77.05. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $61.40 and a 200-day moving average of $61.98. The stock has a market cap of $23.25 billion, a PE ratio of 13.24 and a beta of 0.25.

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The company reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.06 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $9.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.07 billion. Tyson Foods had a return on equity of 18.55% and a net margin of 4.91%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.07 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Tyson Foods will post $5.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Tompkins Financial Corp raised its position in Tyson Foods by 69.9% in the first quarter. Tompkins Financial Corp now owns 7,241 shares of the company’s stock valued at $483,000 after buying an additional 2,980 shares during the last quarter. Alpha Windward LLC raised its position in Tyson Foods by 6.3% in the first quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 8,092 shares of the company’s stock valued at $499,000 after buying an additional 480 shares during the last quarter. Horrell Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Tyson Foods by 0.4% in the first quarter. Horrell Capital Management Inc. now owns 27,260 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,682,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC raised its position in Tyson Foods by 3.0% in the first quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 111,916 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,906,000 after buying an additional 3,224 shares during the last quarter. Finally, National Pension Service raised its position in Tyson Foods by 7.1% in the first quarter. National Pension Service now owns 265,039 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,337,000 after buying an additional 17,455 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 71.52% of the company’s stock.

Tyson Foods Company Profile

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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