met analysts' expectations for the fourth quarter, despite earnings that fell sharply from a year ago, as the period was weighed down by industry oversupply problems.
The Springdale, Ark., poultry producer reported fourth-quarter net income of $18 million, or 8 cents a diluted share, meeting the seven-analyst
First Call/Thomson Financial
consensus estimate. Tyson earned $41 million, or 18 cents a share, in the same period last year.
Sales fell 1.9% to $1.78 billion from $1.82 billion a year ago.