Tyson Foods's Share Price Price Stable Despite Production Woes

Today Reuters is reporting: "Tyson Foods suspends, reduces some meatpacking operations ..." For full coverage click here. Shares of the large-cap Consumer Defensive company have not moved much on the news as of the afternoon trading session, and are currently trading at $60.41.

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. The company belongs to the Consumer Defensive sector, which has an average price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.21 and an average price to book (P/B) ratio of 4.09. In contrast, Tyson Foods has a trailing 12 month P/E ratio of 6.8 and a P/B ratio of 1.1.

Tyson Foods has moved -28.7% over the last year compared to -17.9% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of -10.8%. Tyson Foods has a 52 week high of $100.72 and a 52 week low of $59.38. At today's price of $60.41 per share, Tyson Foods is -19.65% away from its target price of $75.18, and on average, analysts give the stock a rating of hold. 1.6% of the company's shares are linked to short positions, and 86.2% of the shares are owned by institutional investors.

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