Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Winner

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Tyson Foods ( TSN) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Tyson Foods rose $0.57 (1.8%) to $31.83 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,399,136 shares of Tyson Foods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,914,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $31.24-$31.97 after having opened the day at $31.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.26. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were: Tofutti Brands ( TOF), up 12.5%, China New Borun Corporation ( BORN), up 9.2%, Bridgford Foods Corporation ( BRID), up 8.9% and Tianli Agritech ( OINK), up 8.4%.

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 $8.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 61.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Tyson Foods a buy, no analysts rate 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, SkyPeople Fruit Juice ( SPU), down 15.7%, Origin Agritech ( SEED), down 5.8%, Leading Brands ( LBIX), down 3.6% and Synutra International ( SYUT), down 3.5%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the food & beverage industry could consider PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ) while those bearish on the food & beverage industry could consider PowerShares DB Agriculture Sht ETN ( ADZ).

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