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April 20, 2012 08:20 ET

Equity Research on Tyson Foods Inc. and Smithfield Foods Inc. - Meat Producers Facing Headwinds

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Recent rounds of consumer outrage stemming from the inclusion of a product dubbed "pink slime" are beginning to subside. Several major meat producers have responded with adjustments to their labeling practices and the issue will likely fade in the coming months. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Lower grain and corn supplies (key components of livestock feed) coupled with burgeoning demand will likely lead to higher prices this year. Both Tyson Foods Inc. and Smithfield Foods Inc. purchase substantial amounts of both and could see margins narrow as a result in the second half of the year. Tyson Foods Inc. and Smithfield Foods Inc. research reports are accessible for free by registering today at or

On a positive note, growing global demand for meat is a plus for the industry. Meat consumption in emerging markets continues to rise as middle-classes expand.

Overall, it is difficult to determine if rising input costs or increasing demand will win out for meat producers. An easing of consumer outrage will certainly bode well for domestic sales though.

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