SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

May 11, 2011 09:00 ET

Commodity Costs to Influence Staples -- Industry Report Featuring Dean Foods and Tyson Foods, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - Today, released its industry report highlighting Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) and Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at

With the onset of recent rises to commodities, and concerns about lower inventories and unfavorable weather, investors look to evaluate holdings across the industry. As prices rise, consumers often trend towards lower-priced staples, causing many companies to ensure continued diversified product offerings within the customer spending spectrum. Strong brands however will likely maintain market share, as target customers are generally known for brand loyalty, especially in times of increased discretionary dollars. In addition, lower corn supplies and higher grain prices could put some profit margin pressure on poultry and livestock producers.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted Dean Foods for its operations through two segments: Fresh Dairy Direct and WhiteWave-Morningstar. Fresh Dairy Direct, formerly DSD Dairy, is a processor and distributor of milk and other dairy products in the United States, with products sold under more than 50 local and regional brands and a range of private labels. WhiteWave-Morningstar markets and sells a variety of branded dairy and dairy-related products, such as Silk soymilk and cultured soy products, Horizon Organic milk and other dairy products, The Organic Cow, International Delight coffee creamers, LAND O'LAKES creamers and fluid dairy products, and Rachel's Organic dairy products. WhiteWave-Morningstar also offers branded soy-based beverages and food products in Europe, marketing its products under the Alpro and Provamel brands. In July 2009, the Company completed the acquisition of the Alpro division of Vandemoortele, N.V. The entire report on Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is available here:

World Street has highlighted Tyson Foods, Inc. for its focus on producing, distributing and marketing chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related allied products. Its operations are conducted in four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork and Prepared Foods. It operates a vertically integrated poultry production process. Its integrated operations consist of breeding stock, contract growers, feed production, processing, further-processing, marketing and transportation of chicken and related allied products, including animal and pet food ingredients. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Cobb-Vantress, Inc. (Cobb), it is engaged in poultry breeding stock supply. It also processes live fed cattle and hogs and fabricate dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, case ready beef and pork and fully-cooked meats. The entire report on Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is available here:

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