Trading Activity Report for Tyson Foods (TSN)

Posted on 01/29/2013 by Allen Bersch

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Options traders were heavily trading options contracts during the market session establishing a new 3-month volume record for shares of Tyson Foods. A total of 17,108 put and 10,009 calls were traded equating to a 1.71 put/call ratio.

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Put/Call ratio is often used to measure investment sentiment, the ratio serves as a predictor of investor behavior. Unusual options volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

Tyson Foods, Inc. and its subsidiaries produce, distribute and market chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related allied products. The Company operates a totally integrated poultry production process.

Tyson's scale allows the firm to benefit from cost savings and creates a hurdle for new entrants to overcome. Moreover, a deceleration in the rate of commodity cost inflation and favorable pricing and mix could allow Tyson to leverage its leaner supply chain to expand margins in some of its business segments. Additionaly, With greater comfort in its operating model and balance sheet, Tyson will pay a $0.10 per share special dividend and increased its regular dividend by 25% for the first time in 13 years.

The last trading session witnessed a low of $22.47 and high of $22.86 during the day. Shares of Tyson Foods gained $0.24 (+1.08%) to $22.50. The current trading volume of 7M is greater than average volume of 4M shares. The technical momentum Relative Strength Index indicator shows overbought conditions. The stock's 52 week low is $14.07 and 52 week high is $22.50. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 1.88% within the last week.

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