TSN, MKC and HSY on the Street: What the Analysts Recommend



Analysts remain confident in TSN stock

The majority of the analysts covering Tyson Foods (TSN) maintain a positive outlook on the stock, with a consensus score of 2.3 on the scale of 1.0 (“strong buy”) to 5.0 (“strong sell”). Of the 14 analysts providing recommendations on TSN stock, 64% rate it as a “buy,” while 29% maintain a “hold,” and 7% have issued a “sell” rating.

On September 14, 2017, TSN stock closed at $66.32, representing an upside of 8.6% to the analysts’ target price of $72.00 per share.

Tyson is now trading at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 13.0x—well below the peer group average of 17.8x and the S&P 500’s current PE multiple of 18.1x.

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Analysts remain neutral on MKC stock

The majority of analysts covering McCormick (MKC), maintain a neutral outlook and have provided a consensus score of 2.8 on the stock, with 22% of the 14 analysts recommending a “buy,” 71% rating it a “hold,” and 7% maintaining a “sell” rating. The stock closed at $98.47 on September 14, reflecting 2.7% upside, compared with the analysts’ price target of $101.17.

McCormick stock is trading at a forward PE ratio of 22.9x, which is above the peer group average and the S&P 500 Index’s PE multiple.

What analysts recommend for Hershey

Analysts covering Hershey stock have given it a score of 2.7, with 26% of the 19 analysts rating HSY stock a “buy,” 63% recommending a “hold,” and 11% maintaining a “sell” outlook. HSY stock is now trading 2.4% below the analysts’ target price of $111.94 per share.

HSY stock is trading at a forward PE multiple of 22.2x, which is higher than the bench mark index’s current valuation multiple as well as the peer group average.


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