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) pushed the Food & Beverage industry lower today making it today's featured Food & Beverage laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Tyson Foods fell 21 cents (-1.4%) to $14.94 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.1 million shares of Tyson Foods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $14.91-$15.15 after having opened the day at $15.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.15. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that declined today were:
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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. Tyson Foods has a market cap of $4.66 billion and is part of the
sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4, below the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 12 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 26.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Tyson Foods a buy, four analysts rate it a sell, and four rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Tyson Foods as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.
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