What Analysts Recommend for Tyson Foods Stock
Analysts remain positive
Most of the analysts covering Tyson Foods (TSN) maintained a positive outlook on the stock. The company reiterated its fiscal 2017 bottom line guidance despite sluggish second quarter results. Tyson Foods projects its fiscal 2017 EPS (earnings per share) to rise in the range of 12.0%–15.0%.
The company expects the second half of fiscal 2017 to remain strong as increased demand for protein-rich diets, favorable livestock supply, and lower feed costs are anticipated to drive balanced top- and bottom-line growth.
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Analysts maintain a consensus score of 2.3 on TSN stock on a scale of 1 for “strong buy” to 5 for “strong sell.” Of the 14 analysts providing recommendations for the stock, 64.0% maintain a “buy,” 29.0% have a “hold” rating, and 7.0% recommended a “sell.”
On July 31, 2017, TSN stock was trading at $63.36, reflecting an upside of 9.4% to the analysts’ target price of $69.33 per share.
In comparison, analysts maintain a neutral outlook on most of the company’s peers. For Hormel Foods (HRL), 40.0% of the ten analysts covering the stock maintain a “buy” rating and 60.0% recommend a “hold.”
Of the ten analysts covering Sanderson Farms (SAFM) stock, 20.0% maintain a “buy,” 60.0% rate it a “hold,” and 20.0% recommend a “sell.” As for Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC), 29.0% of the seven analysts recommend a “buy,” and 71.0% maintain a “hold.”