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5/30/13Why the Smithfield (NYSE:SFD) Deal is Bad for America (Wealth Daily)

Made in America just got a whole new look. And it ain't pretty!

5/29/13Today's Leading Industry (Samurai Trader)

Here are the industries with 40% or more of their stocks advancing today. Here are the industries with 10% or more of their stocks making new highs. It is quite notable that the industries with the most stocks advancing today are very weak industries, with one exception: meat products, a 9 stock group that is probably leading today based on a big acquisition in this group today: SFD. There are some pretty strong stocks, including 2 bouncing off the 50dma today. The leaders here are PPC...

4/18/13(SFD) Smithfield Foods Touches 52-Week High (Stock Blog Hub)

Shares of Smithfield Foods Inc (SFD) reached a 52-week high of $27.33 on Mar 25 and eventually closed at $26.85. Shares of this meat producer have been riding high since it reported solid third quarter fiscal 2013 results, recording a healthy return of 19.7% year-to-date. The company’s long-term estimated EPS growth rate is 9.00%. Average [...]

3/7/13SFD (Samurai Trader)

SFD is one of the stocks in today's highlighted industry, meat products. It is actually one of the lagging stocks, or was until today. While today's move was pretty spectacular, and volume suggests it will move higher, I don't think it will go a lot higher. Price relative is very weak and this went through a bout of severe distribution before the breakout. It is, however, in a very strong group.

2/25/13(SFD) Smithfield Foods Expands Meat Business (Stock Blog Hub)

In order to help grow its packaged meats business, the pork producer Smithfield Foods, Inc. (SFD) has agreed to form a 50:50 joint venture and has signed a letter of intent with Kansas City Sausage Co. and its sister company Pine Ridge Farms. However, the company has not disclosed its terms yet.Kansas City Sausage is [...]

1/15/13(SFD) Hillshire Brands Upped to Strong Buy (Stock Blog Hub)

On January 9, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hillshire Brands Company (HSH) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), on the back of a strong performance in the first quarter 2013. Why the Upgrade? Hillshire Brands Company, the new name for Sara Lee Corporation's North American business, has been witnessing rising earnings estimates, driven by solid first [...]

12/21/11(SFD) Smithfield Food – Bull of the Day (Stock Blog Hub)

Smithfield Food (SFD) has delivered strong second quarter 2012 earnings of $0.76 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by $0.07. The result was driven by strong fresh pork earnings and robust exports despite higher raw material costs. Further, management has undertaken restructuring initiatives in an effort to save costs and boost profitability, which augur well [...]

12/20/11(SFD) Smithfield Foods – Bull of the Day (Stock Blog Hub)

Smithfield Foods (SFD) has delivered strong second quarter 2012 earnings of $0.76 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by $0.07. The result was driven by strong fresh pork earnings and robust exports despite higher raw material costs. Further, management has undertaken restructuring initiatives in an effort to save costs and boost profitability, which augur well [...]

6/28/11(SFD) Smithfield to Explore Packaged Meat (Stock Blog Hub)

Following the pull out from the acquisition deal of Spain’s Campofrio Food Group SA in June, Smithfield Foods Inc. (SFD) is now looking for potential opportunities in packaged-meats such as in smoked ham, bacon and frozen meatballs in an effort to enhance its brand value in the emerging markets. Currently, Smithfield is eyeing on Sara Lee [...]

6/14/11Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD): Q4 Earnings Preview 2011 (Stock Wizard)

Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD) is scheduled to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings before the opening bell on Monday, May 9, 2011. Analysts, on average, expect the company to report earnings of 82 cents per share on revenue of $3.24 billion. In the year ago period, the company reported earnings of 18 cents per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.  Tyson Foods, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the production, distribution, and marketing of chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods,...

4/30/11The Weekend Interview with C. Larry Pope: It’s Getting Harder to Bring Home the Bacon (Phil’s Stock World)

By MARY KISSEL, WSJ (h/tip pstas) Mr. Pope is the chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's largest pork processor and hog producer by volume. He doesn't mince words when it comes to rapidly rising food prices. The 56-year-old accountant by training has been in the business for more than three decades, and he warns [...]

4/30/11The Weekend Interview with C. Larry Pope: It ' s Getting Harder to Bring Home the Bacon (Phil's Favorites)

By MARY KISSEL, WSJ (h/tip pstas) Mr. Pope is the chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's largest pork processor and hog producer by volume. He doesn't mince words when it comes to rapidly rising food prices. The 56-year-old accountant by training has been in the business for more than three decades, and he warns that the higher costs may be here to stay. Courtesy of? "I'm not going to say, 'a political policy,'" he tells me. (His senior vice president, a lawyer...

4/7/11NYSE Most Volatile Movements in Focus: (SFD, AIB, GMR) (Penny Stock DD)

Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) dropped by 2.87% and closed at $23.35 whereas overall traded volume stood at 5.43 million shares for the day. The company stands in profit with the profit margin of 3.48%. The company is in highly profitability with ROE of 13.60%. Allied Irish Banks, plc. (ADR) (NYSE:AIB) jumped up by 4.40% to close [...]

4/6/11Hot Stocks Of The Day: CSCO, ABAT, NLST, SFD, CRIS (Stock Wizard)

Below we highlight few companies whose shares are actively trading in Wednesday's session.  Shares of Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) rallied more than 4% Wednesday as Chief Executive John Chambers’s said that the company was “making a number of targeted moves” to regain its momentum and credibility in the market. Advanced Battery Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAT) soared more than 21% after the maker of rechargeable batteries responded to the 14 allegations in a March 30...

3/24/11Investors Hungry for Smithfield Foods Options as Shares Rally (Phil’s Stock World)

Today’s tickers: SFD, SD, CBS & BMTI SFD - Smithfield Foods, Inc. – Shares in the hog producer and pork processing company rallied as much as 5.95% this afternoon to touch an intraday- and more than two-year high of $24.04 following an upgrade to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ with a 12-month target share price of $28.00 at BB&T Capital [...]

3/10/11Story Stocks: Smithfield Foods (NYSE:SFD), Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), Green Mountain Coffee Roaster... (Jutia Group)

Smithfield Foods (NYSE:SFD) said Thursday its third-quarter net income rose to $202.6 million, or $1.21 a share, from $37.3 million, or 22 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings at the meat company totaled 84 cents a share. Sales increased to $3.19 billion, from $2.88 billion. [...]

3/8/11Top 4 Mid-Cap Stocks In The Meat Products Industry With The Highest EPS (SEB, TSN, HRL, SFD) (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Below are the top mid-cap meat product stocks on the NYSE, the NASDAQ and the AMEX in terms of earnings per share. The trailing-twelve-month earnings per share at Seaboard Corporation (AMEX: SEB) is $157.10. SEB's revenue for the same period is $4.14 ...

2/1/11Smithfield Foods (SFD) (Attitrade-Proactive Trading)

Through the use of multiple timeframes a nice setup is emerging in Smithfield Foods ($SFD) and looks to gain $4 or more (about 19%). It's in a decent sector and the stock is outperforming its peers over the last 6 months. I'd consider buying a starter position with a break above $21 with an add on [...]

1/11/11標普上月大漲後稍事休息 (Capital Essence's Investment Blog- 錢途集團 » Page not found)

經歷2010年12月的大漲行情之後,標普500指數目前正在進行修整。我們的“交易地圖”仍顯示指數看漲,因此指數的下探應該不大,持續時間不長,因為場外資金會奮力殺回市場。突破交易區間頂部阻力位(1280點附近)將觸發直指1300-1330點的重大買入信號。

12/9/10Meat Inflation Picking Up (Fund my Mutual Fund)

Thankfully there continues to be no inflation ex-energy, ex-food, ex-tuition, ex-healthcare, ex-everything not housing or electronics.  Smithfield Foods (SFD) the largest hog producer in the U.S. reported a standout quarter - I am shocked they are able to pass along the price increases.  The stock was struggling because the thesis was as inputs to feed hogs were jumping margins would be compressed as Smithfield and peers would not be able to pass along higher prices - but this thesis was...

12/9/10Story Stocks: Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Smithfield Foods (NYSE:SFD... (Jutia Group)

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS)  is offering U.S. home-loan bonds without government backing to investors after acquiring about $6 billion in a single trade this month, according to three people familiar with the matter. The most-profitable securities firm in Wall Street history won bidding for the debt after a limited competition that [...]

11/1/10BB&T Reiterates Buy On Smithfield Foods (SFD) (Benzinga)

BB&T Capital Markets is reiterating its Buy rating on Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) and a $19 price target. In a note to clients, BB&T writes, "We have raised our FY'11 EPS estimate to $1.93 from $1.88, to reflect very favorable feed hedges, solid packer margins, cost savings, and our belief that SFD likely locked in some of its lean hog exposure at attractive prices. We have removed Butterball from our estimate, which was somewhat of an offset. We have also introduced a FY'12...

10/13/10Benzinga's Top Upgrades (MYGN, ALU, SFD, AU) (Benzinga)

Myriad Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: MYGN) was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets from "sector perform" to "outperform." MYGN's shares closed at $18.66 yesterday. Shares of Myriad Genetics have fallen 28.48% year-to-date. Jefferies & Co upgraded Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) from "underperform" to "buy." ALU's shares closed at $3.61 yesterday. Shares of Alcatel-Lucent have moved up 8.73% so far this year. BMO Capital upgraded Smithfield Foods Inc (NYSE: SFD) from "market perform" to "outperform."...

9/22/10Smithfield Foods Could Be A Short Opportunity (SFD) (Benzinga)

Shares of Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) have fallen 2.95% to $16.12 during Wednesday's trading session. Despite today's weakness, however, the stock had rallied from around $14 at the beginning of August to over $17 last week. That uptrend, however, may be in jeopardy as the stock appears to be rolling over. Food producers have been under pressure recently as the result of rising raw commodity prices. These trends will undoubtedly effect Smithfield. Yesterday, ConAgra (NYSE: CAG) reported a...

6/17/10Market Highlights: Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Smithfield Foods (NYSE:SFD), Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM), N... (Jutia Group)

South Korea’s won retreated from a two-week high as concern Europe’s debt crisis will worsen and hurt the country’s economic outlook bolstered demand for dollars. The euro declined, after yesterday matching this month’s high, on speculation European Union leaders will agree new financial-market regulations that may hurt economic growth at a [...]

9/8/09(SFD) Smithfield Foods Looses More Than Double the Prior-Year Same Quarter (Stock Blog Hub)

SmithField Foods Inc. (SFD), producer and marketer of fresh and packaged meat products in the U.S. and internationally, reported results for its first quarter of fiscal 2010 with a net loss of 56 cents per share. The loss was a penny higher than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 55 cents. The loss was also greater [...]

6/22/09Lone Pine Reveals Smithfield Foods Holdings (Hedge Fund Blogs From HedgeCo.Net)

Seeking Alpha - In a 13G filing made with the SEC due to activity on June 9th, 2009, Lone Pine Capital has disclosed a 7.7% ownership stake in Smithfield Foods (SFD). This is a brand new position for Stephen Mandel's hedge fund and it now owns 11,116,850 shares. Lone Pine previously did not show a [...]

6/22/09Stephen Mandel's Lone Pine Capital Files 13G on Smithfield Foods (SFD) (market folly)

In a 13G filing made with the SEC due to activity on June 9th, 2009, Lone Pine Capital has disclosed a 7.7% ownership stake in Smithfield Foods (SFD) . This is a brand new position for Stephen Mandel's hedge fund as they now own 11,116,850 shares. They previously did not show a position in SFD when we looked at their entire portfolio, so they have just recently entered the position over the past 2 months or so. In terms of other big bets Lone Pine has made recently, we saw that Mandel...

5/20/09Of Swine And Men (Barel Karsan)

For an analyst, the phrase "long term" appears to mean next  quarter rather than this one. Indeed, it is difficult to find analysts who are focused on a company's long term prospects. For a most recent example, consider the analyst response to the recent swine flu outbreak. While the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has certified that people cannot get swine flu from eating pork or related products, that has not prevented cautious consumers and global trade partners from...

5/1/09Smithfield Foods Operated on All 3 Continents Where Swine Flu Strains Originated (George Washington's Blog)

You have heard that this swine flu is a combination of European, Asian and North American strains. And you know that the outbreak may have started at the giant Granjas Carrol hog farm in Vera Cruz, Mexico , and that the world's largest pork producer - Smithfield Foods - is 50% owner of Granjas Carrol. But you might not know that: "Smithfield has controlling interests in [hog] processing plants in Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom, and smaller interests in plants in Western Europe,...

2/19/08Better Buy Bacon Now (Stock Market Analysis, Trading, And Financial Commentary - Rebel Traders)

Buy now before we can't afford that, either.  Throw a ham in the freezer.  Geesh, this is getting ridiculous.  Smithfield Foods (SFD) is reducing the U.S. sow herd by 4-5%, or 40,000 to 50,000 sows, citing rising grain costs!  This will result in production of 800,000 to 1 million fewer market hogs annually.  They currently [...]


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