Analyst Ratings for Tyson Foods Inc. Cl A (TSN)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Tyson Foods Inc. Cl A (NYSE:TSN) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, TSN received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

TSN was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 78, implying potential capital gains of 23.11 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, implying potential capital losses of -36.87 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.43 percent. That number becomes -1.64 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.3 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.1 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of TSN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.74 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of TSN is 2.75.

In the last 52-weeks, TSN has achieved a high of 77.05 and a low of 55.72. Today's price is 13.71 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 17.77 percent. TSN has a price/earnings ratio of 13.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The TSN value stock report compares TSN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of TSN is $22.14 billion. TSN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.