March 11, 2013 at 10:12 AM EDT
Meat Products Companies in Review - Smithfield Foods (SFD), Tyson Foods (TSN), BRF Brasil Foods (BRFS)

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New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2013 -- StockRunway.com issues special report on the Meat Products Companies in Review – Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD), Tyson Foods, Inc.(NYSE:TSN), BRF Brasil Foods SA (ADR)(NYSE:BRFS)

Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) gained +4.50% with the closing price of $25.79 after the company disclosed plan to review a recommendation by a largest investor that the meat producer should consider splitting up the company.

Continental Grain Co., which has a 5.8 percent holding in the company, said in a letter to the board that SFD is expected to make more money if it splits up into three units including a hog-producing unit, fresh pork and packaged meat business and an international company. The proposal was revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday. The overall volume in the last trading session was 7.60 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $25.30-$26.07. The total market capitalization remained $3.58 billion.

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The stock is ahead its 52 week low with 46.95% and its last month price volatility remained 2.69%. Its beta coefficient was 1.77 with a target price of $26.70. In its share capital, the company has 138.70million outstanding shares while 123.20 million shares have been floated in market. It has insider ownership of 1.26% with institutional ownership remained 84.75%. Earnings per share this year declined-29.08% while the five year EPS growth rate was +3.14%.

Tyson Foods, Inc.(NYSE:TSN) moved up +0.97% and closed at $24.00 in the last trading session with the overall traded volume of 3.70 million shares, more versus the average volume of 5.63 million shares. Its 52 weeks high price was $24.31 and suffered lowest price of $14.06 in the same period.

TSN has current ratio of 1.89 and its total debt-to-equity ratio is 0.40. It has market cap of $8.51 billion while its total outstanding shares are 354.53million. The stock beta value stands at 1.06 times.

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BRF Brasil Foods SA (ADR)(NYSE:BRFS) surged +1.45% with the closing price of $23.11. The company had topped estimates on revenues and topped expectations on earnings per share. Revenue for the quarter rose versus the prior-year quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly. Gross margins decreased, operating margins declined, and net margins moved higher.

The overall volume in the last trading session was 2.19 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $13.61-$23.24. The total market capitalization remained $20.09 billion. BRFS is ahead its 52 week low with 70.54% and its last month price volatility remained 2.06%.

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Its beta coefficient was 1.31 with a target price of $21.32. In its share capital, the company has 872.47million outstanding shares while 857.35million shares have been floated in market. Its institutional ownership remained 10.10%. EPS this year advanced 71.03% while the five year EPS growth rate was +48.96%.

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