Tyson Foods' tasty fourth quarter
The producer reported better-than-expected earnings Monday morning, and investors are as pleased as punch.
Tyson saw a 28% jump in quarterly operating profit and sales growth of 7% to $8.89 billion. Chicken and beef sales saw growth in the quarter, though pork sales declined 5.6%. For the coming fiscal year, Tyson expects production of chicken, beef, pork, and turkey to increase a modest 1%.
Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser believes Tyson Foods has two standout opportunities in the coming year.
Tyson's prepared foods segment is not a large portion of the business, but Jason believes it can flex some pricing power there.
Additionally, Tyson has an excellent avenue for growth in China, where it can tout the cleanliness and safety of its products in a market that has historically suffered from problems with avian flu. At 15 times earnings, Jason likes this stock.
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