Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Current Trend: Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN)

Current Trend: Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN)


Tyson Foods is part of the consumer packaged goods industry and consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Noel W. White. Tyson Foods Inc processes and distributes value-added beef, chicken pork, prepared foods and related allied products, including animal and pet food ingredients. Its product brands are Wright, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park and Sara Lee.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The TSN stock showed a previous change of 0.24% with an open at 59.21 and a close of 59.43. It reached an intraday high of 60.24 and a low of 58.89.

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The stock has a market cap of $21.7b with 365.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 356.3m shares. Trading volume reached 3,290,735 shares compared to its average volume of 2,921,173 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Tyson Foods shares returned -3.66% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 13.55%. Over three months, it changed -2.90%. In one year it has changed -18.68% and within that year its 52-week high was 77.31 and its 52-week low was 49.77. TSN stock is 19.41% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 62.08 and a 50 day moving average of 57.48. Currently TSN stock is trading -4.27% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 8.19 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 7.26. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.33. The TTM EPS is 6.16, which comes to a TTM PE of 9.65. Historically, the PE high was 26.10 and the PE low was 7.26. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 44.69, which is a decrease of -24.80%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.58
09-30-2018:  1.58
06-30-2018:  1.50
03-31-2018:  1.27

The dividend per share is currently 1.50, which is a dividend yield of 2.52%. Also, the payout ratio is 24.35%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 98.80, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 39.85%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.40% of insider ownership and 101.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 6,110,055, which is 1.67% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.01. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.47

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 15.50%, return on assets is 6.44%, profit margin is 4.87%, price-to-sales is 0.54 and price-to-book is 1.65.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 1  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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