Tyson Foods (TSN) Is Today's Unusual Social Activity Stock

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Tyson Foods ( TSN) as an unusual social activity candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Tyson Foods as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • TSN has more that 20x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 3.81 mentions/day.
  • TSN has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $164.1 million.

Identifying stocks with 'Unusual Social Activity' tends to be a valuable process for traders looking to capitalize on the 'talk of the town' stocks that are basking in far more attention from the StockTwits financial community than normal. Good press? Bad press? It ultimately doesn't matter if it's good or bad if you know how to trade around the sentiment. Certain hedge funds use such data for their proprietary algorithms and it is not uncommon to see shared social sentiment play itself out in a stock's price trend.

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More details on TSN:

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products worldwide. The company breeds and raises chickens; and processes live chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. TSN has a PE ratio of 16.6. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tyson Foods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for Tyson Foods has been 4.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tyson has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. The stock has a beta of 0.22 and a short float of 9.8% with 6.81 days to cover. Shares are up 1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tyson Foods as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 9.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 23.5%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Food Products industry. The net income increased by 21.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $254.00 million to $309.00 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 124.93% to $812.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, TYSON FOODS INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 56.71%.
  • TYSON FOODS INC's earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, TYSON FOODS INC increased its bottom line by earning $2.40 versus $2.32 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.40 versus $2.40).

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