Investors sold shares of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $69.29 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $160.67 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $91.38 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Tyson Foods had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Tyson Foods traded up $0.57 for the day and closed at $81.28

Several research firms have recently weighed in on TSN. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Tyson Foods from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. ValuEngine raised Tyson Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. upgraded Tyson Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Argus upgraded Tyson Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on Tyson Foods to $89.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $73.71.

The firm has a market cap of $29,895.47, a PE ratio of 15.31 and a beta of 0.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.55 and a quick ratio of 0.75.

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 13th. The company reported $1.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $10.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.93 billion. Tyson Foods had a return on equity of 19.64% and a net margin of 4.64%. Tyson Foods’s revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.96 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Tyson Foods, Inc. will post 5.81 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a $0.30 dividend. This is a boost from Tyson Foods’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.48%. Tyson Foods’s dividend payout ratio is presently 25.05%.

In other Tyson Foods news, insider Scott Rouse sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.26, for a total value of $77,260.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Curt Calaway sold 21,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.01, for a total value of $1,717,412.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 318,893 shares of company stock valued at $26,314,927 in the last quarter. 2.65% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of TSN. Sun Life Financial INC grew its holdings in Tyson Foods by 21,000.0% in the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 2,110 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after purchasing an additional 2,100 shares during the last quarter. Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors acquired a new stake in Tyson Foods in the third quarter valued at $141,000. Archford Capital Strategies LLC grew its holdings in Tyson Foods by 27,492.3% in the second quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 3,587 shares of the company’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 3,574 shares during the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc boosted its stake in shares of Tyson Foods by 17.0% during the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,470 shares of the company’s stock valued at $155,000 after acquiring an additional 359 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Horan Capital Advisors LLC. acquired a new stake in shares of Tyson Foods during the third quarter valued at $155,000. 71.57% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc is a food company, which is engaged in offering chicken, beef and pork, as well as prepared foods. The Company offers food products under Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells and State Fair brands. The Company operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork and Prepared Foods.

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