March 08, 2013 at 10:09 AM EST
Uptrending in the Meat Products Industry - Smithfield Foods (SFD), BRF Brasil Foods (BRFS), Tyson Foods (TSN)

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Smithfield Foods, Inc.(NYSE:SFD) climbed +10.67% with the closing price of $24.68 after posting fiscal third-quarter earnings growth of 3.2%, mainly due to higher sales of packaged meats that offset the pork producer's declining fresh pork sales.

For the quarter ended Jan. 27, the company report net income of $81.5 million or 58 cents a share, higher as compared to $79 million or 49 cents a share, a year earlier. Sales for the quarter rose 3% to $3.58 billion. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters predicted the company report per-share earnings of 50 cents on revenue of $3.53 billion. Gross margin declined from 10.9% to 9.2%.

The overall volume in the last trading session was 9.61 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $17.55-$25.03. The total market capitalization remained $3.42 billion.

The stock is ahead its 52 week low with 40.63% and its last month price volatility remained 2.63%. Its beta coefficient was 1.75 with a target price of $25.70. In its share capital, the company has 138.70 million outstanding shares while 123.20 million shares have been floated in market. It has insider ownership of 1.26% with its institutional ownership remained 84.75%. Its current year earnings per share dropped with -29.08% while the five year EPS growth rate was +3.14%.

BRF Brasil Foods SA (ADR)(NYSE:BRFS) shares went 2.43% up and closed at $22.78 in the last trading session. Earlier this week, the world’s largest poultry exporter by volume posted earnings that came in ahead of analysts’ estimates because of cost cuts, higher prices and rising exports.

Its overall traded volume was 1.49 million shares. The stock’s opening price was $22.45, hitting the day high price of $23.10 and day low of $22.42.

SFD has earnings per share of $0.22 and its price to earnings ratio was 103.55. The company has 1.23% returns on assets, 2.62% returns on equity and its return on investments is 1.61%.

Tyson Foods, Inc.(NYSE:TSN) moved up +0.85% to close at $23.77 and its total volume in the last trading session was 3.96 million shares. This marks its seventh gain in a row and 6th after its participation at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Agriculture Conference. In last 52 weeks, high hit was $24.31 and low price in that period was $14.06.

The company has outstanding shares of 354.53million with the total market cap of $8.43 billion and its beta value stands at 1.06 times. It has current ratio of 1.89 and its debt-to-equity ratio is 0.40.

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Smithfield Foods, Inc.(NYSE:SFD) climbed +10.67% with the closing price of $24.68 after posting fiscal third-quarter earnings growth of 3.2%, mainly due to higher sales of packaged meats that offset the pork producer's declining fresh pork sales.

For the quarter ended Jan. 27, the company report net income of $81.5 million or 58 cents a share, higher as compared to $79 million or 49 cents a share, a year earlier. Sales for the quarter rose 3% to $3.58 billion. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters predicted the company report per-share earnings of 50 cents on revenue of $3.53 billion. Gross margin declined from 10.9% to 9.2%.

The overall volume in the last trading session was 9.61 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $17.55-$25.03. The total market capitalization remained $3.42 billion.

The stock is ahead its 52 week low with 40.63% and its last month price volatility remained 2.63%. Its beta coefficient was 1.75 with a target price of $25.70. In its share capital, the company has 138.70 million outstanding shares while 123.20 million shares have been floated in market. It has insider ownership of 1.26% with its institutional ownership remained 84.75%. Its current year earnings per share dropped with -29.08% while the five year EPS growth rate was +3.14%.

BRF Brasil Foods SA (ADR)(NYSE:BRFS) shares went 2.43% up and closed at $22.78 in the last trading session. Earlier this week, the world’s largest poultry exporter by volume posted earnings that came in ahead of analysts’ estimates because of cost cuts, higher prices and rising exports.

Its overall traded volume was 1.49 million shares. The stock’s opening price was $22.45, hitting the day high price of $23.10 and day low of $22.42.

SFD has earnings per share of $0.22 and its price to earnings ratio was 103.55. The company has 1.23% returns on assets, 2.62% returns on equity and its return on investments is 1.61%.

Tyson Foods, Inc.(NYSE:TSN) moved up +0.85% to close at $23.77 and its total volume in the last trading session was 3.96 million shares. This marks its seventh gain in a row and 6th after its participation at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Agriculture Conference. In last 52 weeks, high hit was $24.31 and low price in that period was $14.06.

The company has outstanding shares of 354.53million with the total market cap of $8.43 billion and its beta value stands at 1.06 times. It has current ratio of 1.89 and its debt-to-equity ratio is 0.40.

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