Media stories about Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tyson Foods earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.5748834423204 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

NYSE TSN opened at $63.27 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $23.09 billion, a PE ratio of 11.92, a PEG ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 0.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 0.66. Tyson Foods has a 1-year low of $56.79 and a 1-year high of $84.65.

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 6th. The company reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $10.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.22 billion. Tyson Foods had a net margin of 7.17% and a return on equity of 18.84%. The company’s revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.28 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Tyson Foods will post 5.89 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.90%. Tyson Foods’s payout ratio is 22.60%.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on TSN shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Tyson Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Tyson Foods in a research report on Thursday, July 5th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Tyson Foods from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Argus lowered shares of Tyson Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Barclays dropped their price target on shares of Tyson Foods from $80.00 to $73.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $75.73.

In other news, insider Sally Grimes sold 19,258 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Sunday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.85, for a total transaction of $1,325,913.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Thomas P. Hayes sold 20,202 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Sunday, July 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.85, for a total transaction of $1,390,907.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 39,610 shares of company stock valued at $2,727,593. Company insiders own 2.65% of the company’s stock.

About Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The company raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products; processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully-cooked meats.

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