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Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

Tyson Foods ( TSN) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Tyson Foods rose $0.28 (1.0%) to $27.47 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,357,796 shares of Tyson Foods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,948,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $27.18-$27.51 after having opened the day at $27.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.19. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Navistar International ( NAV), up 9.7%, Mannatech ( MTEX), up 9.6%, Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), up 9.1% and Origin Agritech ( SEED), up 7.9%.

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and marketing of chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products worldwide. It operates in four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. Tyson Foods has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 39.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Tyson Foods a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyson Foods as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Ingredion ( INGR), down 9.9%, Female Health Company ( FHCO), down 6.9%, Orient Paper ( ONP), down 5.0% and Castle Brands Incorporated ( ROX), down 4.9% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Dean Foods Company ( DF) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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