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Credit Suisse Weighs In On Tyson's Bidding War

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In a note dated June 9, Credit Suisse asked, "Bidding war! What is it good for?" and answered with a Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) downgrade from Neutral to Underperform. Additionally, the firm has lowered its price target from $40 to $35.

The analysts at Credit Suisse wrote, "We believe Tyson stock will be dead money at best for the next 12 months as it copes with the hangover of paying such a big price."

They added that the Hillshire acquisition represents a 70 percent premium and may lead Tyson to issue $1.6 billion in new equity.

Looking into the long-term future, the team at Credit Suisse said they see how the deal could create value for investors if they have a seven, 10 or 20-year investment horizon.

Tyson shares are down another three percent in Tuesday's pre-market, following a 6.53 percent drop Monday and are trading just above the $37 mark.

Latest Ratings for TSN

DateFirmActionFromTo
Feb 2015Cleveland ResearchUpgradesNeutralBuy
Dec 2014Pivotal ResearchInitiates Coverage onBuy
Nov 2014JP MorganMaintainsOverweight

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