SFD : Analysis & Opinions

  1. SFD to Clear the Air on China Deal - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Smithfield Foods has announced that its chief executive officer (CEO) C. Larry Pope will reassure the U.S regulators that ...
  2. Starboard Urges Smithfield to Review Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Starboard has sent a letter to Smithfield's board stating that the $4.72 billion takeover bid from Shuanghui is less than ...
  3. Smithfield's Earnings Miss, Rev Beat - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Smithfield Foods posted earnings of 21 cents per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, missing the Zacks Consensus ...
  4. Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, June 17

    June 17, 2013
    Futures Gain On Fed HopesU.S. equity futures advanced in early pre-market trade ahead of the much anticipated FOMC meeting ...
  5. Sanderson Farms Riding Investor Enthusiasm For Protein

    May 30, 2013
    Even with weaker margins, investors have bid the #3 poultry producer to all-time highs.
  6. Hillshire Brands Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    On January 9, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hillshire Brands Company (HSH) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), on ...
  7. Bunge and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical on December ...

    December 7, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has decreased 0.7%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has climbed 0.3%. The biggest movers in ...
  8. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Starbucks, Making Big ...

    December 4, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is down 0.5%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.3% and the Dow has remained steady. On a quiet ...
  9. Tyson Does Well This Time, But The Value Is Not Compelling

    November 20, 2012
    Tyson posted a sizable beat, but the valuation isn't exciting.
  10. Mixed 4Q Results at Tyson - Analyst Blog

    November 19, 2012
    Tyson Foods Inc.'s (TSN) fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings (excluding impairment charges) of 55 cents per share beat ...
  11. Can Hormel's Model Shine With The Drought?

    August 24, 2012
    While Hormel continues to deliver as one of the best meat-centric processed food names, its valuation is not especially delicious ...
  12. Sysco Muddling Through

    August 16, 2012
    Sysco is doing better than the restaurant industry, but not better enough.
  13. Tyson Finally Interesting, But Risks Growing

    August 7, 2012
    A margin squeeze could crush Tyson's profitability. However, because Tyson shares are trading at more than 10% below book ...
  14. Cost, Low Demand Dent Tyson's 3Q - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    Tyson Foods Inc.'s (TSN) third-quarter 2012 earnings of 50 cents per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 55 cents ...
  15. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector's Biggest Movers for July 16, 2 ...

    July 16, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has moved little, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.1% and the Dow has declined 0.3%. On a ...
  16. Earnings Preview: FDS, PIR, SFD, WGO, CASY, KORS

    June 12, 2012
    It's another quiet week on the earnings front, but there are a few reports to take note of this week. Overall, traders have ...
  17. Tyson to Raise Funds Through Notes - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    Meat processor Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) recently commenced a public offering of senior notes worth $1.0 billion. These notes ...
  18. Hormel Doing Better Than Most

    May 28, 2012
    Hormel has excellent returns on capital, despite the volatility that goes with pork and turkey processing. While today's ...
  19. Nothing New Under The Tyson

    May 8, 2012
    Tyson posted better margins, but the stock is no bargain.
  20. Adding Some Steak To A Portfolio

    April 27, 2012
    Now that global demand for beef is increasing, the market sector looks like a good long-term winner.
  21. The Insider's Guide to Food Investing-Including 38 Picks!

    April 19, 2012
    It’s time to be bullish on everything related to food—restaurants, food producers, fertilizers, equipment makers, ...
  22. The Meat Industry Is Under The Spotlight

    April 12, 2012
    The Food and Drug Administration has called for a decrease in antibiotic use in livestock animals citing antibiotic use on ...
  23. Zhongpin Takes Investors To The Abattoir

    March 15, 2012
    Zhongpin disappointed investors with lower volumes and weak margins.
  24. The Tyson Foods Story Still All About Optimism

    February 8, 2012
    A lot of optimism seems baked into the Tyson story today.
  25. Zhongpin Could Be Hog Heaven For Investors

    January 17, 2012
    Zhongpin is risky for many reasons, but potentially a big winner.
  26. Hope For Hormel To Get Cheaper

    November 28, 2011
    Hormel did better than it seems, but the stock is no bargain.
  27. Feed Costs Hold Down Cal-Maine Profits

    September 29, 2011
    Egg producer Cal-Maine Foods increased its egg production and sales volume in its first quarter, but feed costs held down ...
  28. Hormel May Be More Organic Than You Think

    August 26, 2011
    Hormel has more growth potential than a typical meat company.
  29. History Is On Tyson's Side

    July 27, 2011
    Tyson is doing better than it has ever done, and its stock is reasonably priced.
  30. Earnings Preview for June 16

    June 15, 2011
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on June 16.
  31. Adding Some Steak To A Portfolio

    May 25, 2011
    Now that global demand for beef is increasing, the market sector looks like a good long-term winner.
  32. The World Moves On Its Stomach

    May 13, 2011
    As emerging markets continue to change, so will the types of foods consumed by their citizens.
  33. Does Tyson Deserve Better?

    May 12, 2011
    If Tyson can sustain this level of free cash flow, the stock may be seriously undervalued.
  34. Nothing Appetizing About ConAgra

    December 23, 2010
    ConAgra has little momentum and little fundamental value without signficant changes.
  35. Tyson Gains On Pork

    November 25, 2010
    Tyson Foods had a turnaround quarter and fiscal year with strong profits, as the meat industry shows signs of emerging from ...
  36. Should Investors Put Hormel On The Plate?

    November 25, 2010
    Hormel is doing well, but the stock leaves little room for dessert.
  37. Seaboard Prefers Obscurity

    September 21, 2010
    Diversified meat producer and ag business Seaboard recently bought a large stake in Butterball.
  38. Adding Some Steak To A Portfolio

    May 25, 2010
    Now that global demand for beef is increasing, the market sector looks like a good long-term winner.
  39. Meaty Results From Zhongpin And Tyson

    May 12, 2010
    The U.S. food market is cyclical and slow-growing, but overseas markets may still hold promise for investors.
  40. Book Value Plays

    May 1, 2009
    Solar stocks could see a bright spot due to expressed interest in government plans.
  41. Dean Foods Pitches Lowball 2009 Guidance

    November 6, 2008
    Dean Foods admitted didn't put the full impact of declining commodity costs for it main raw materials.
  42. Scholastic Will Succeed Despite Harry Potter Loss

    September 29, 2008
    Scholastic Corporation's Q1 loss was seasonal, and earnings should be helped by cost cutting going forward.
  43. Pilgrim's Pride Latest Leverage Casualty

    September 25, 2008
    An unhealthy dose of debt compounded operational problems for chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride.
  44. Food Companies Prepared To Pass The Buck

    August 4, 2008
    Rising input costs are hurting Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride and others that can't absorb these increases.
  45. Corn's Collateral Damage

    June 26, 2008
    The price of corn has doubled in nine months. With feed costs hitting new highs, we highlight several stocks to avoid.
  46. Truth Or Scare? Recall Hurts Beef Producers

    February 20, 2008
    Hidden video of abuse at a slaughterhouse triggered the largest beef recall in U.S. history. Learn which meat producers could ...
  47. Winners and Losers - September 18th - 22nd (SBGA, PORK, NCST, ...

    September 22, 2006
    A look at the winners and losers for the week of September 18th.
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