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Tyson Issues Better-Than-Expected Q1 Results, FY14 Guidance; Shares Jump Nearly 10%


Shares of Tyson (NYSE: TSN) shares are up more than 7 percent to around $37.70 following Friday morning's earnings beat.

The company continues its strong earnings trend with first-quarter results, with highlights including sales of $8.76 billion and EPS of $0.72, up from $8.36 billion and $0.49, respectively, in the same period last year. The figures were in-line with the analyst consensus estimates of $8.76 billion in sales and EPS of $0.63.

Tyson said it is looking for FY14 revenue of $36 billion, ahead of the $35.75 billion consensus. The company cited continued execution on the strategy aimed at accelerating growth in domestic value-added chicken sales, prepared food sales and international chicken production.

Tyson expects overall domestic production of chicken, beef, pork, turkey, to increase roughly 1 percent from FY13 levels. Grain supplies are expected to increase, which should lower feed costs to approximately $600 million

Shares opened 5 percent higher at $35.68. Peers Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE: HRL), Hillshire Brands (NYSE: HSH) and Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ: SAFM) are also trading higher Friday afternoon.


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