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How to buy Tyson Foods (TSN) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Tyson Foods shares.

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Tyson Foods Inc is a farm products business with stocks listed in the US. Tyson Foods shares (TSN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$85.8 – an increase of 3.29% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Tyson Foods

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Tyson Foods. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TSN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Tyson Foods reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$85.8, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Tyson Foods, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Tyson Foods. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Tyson Foods stock price (NYSE:TSN)

Use our graph to track the performance of TSN stocks over time.

Tyson Foods shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-27.
52-week rangeUS$68.3986 - US$99.7093
50-day moving average US$89.5556
200-day moving average US$86.7515
Target priceUS$99.91
PE ratio 7.7228
Dividend yield US$1.835 (2.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$11.11

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Tyson Foods share growth calculator

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Tyson Foods price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $85.8

3 months (2022-03-28) -1.12%
6 months (2021-12-28) -1.00%
1 year (2021-06-28) 16.58%
2 years (2020-06-26) 47.22%
3 years (2019-06-28) 6.27%
5 years (2017-06-28) 39.35%

Is Tyson Foods under- or over-valued?

Valuing Tyson Foods stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Tyson Foods's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Tyson Foods's P/E ratio

Tyson Foods's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Tyson Foods shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Tyson Foods's PEG ratio

Tyson Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7371. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Tyson Foods's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Tyson Foods's EBITDA

Tyson Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$7.2 billion (£5.9 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Tyson Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Tyson Foods financials

Revenue TTM US$51.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.68%
Gross profit TTM US$6.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.65%
Return on equity TTM 23.11%
Profit margin 7.9%
Book value 52.59
Market capitalisation US$31 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Tyson Foods's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Tyson Foods.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Tyson Foods's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 47.69

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Tyson Foods's overall score of 47.69 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 97th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Tyson Foods is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Tyson Foods's environmental score

Environmental score: 21.8/100

Tyson Foods's environmental score of 21.8 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tyson Foods is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Tyson Foods's social score

Social score: 18.79/100

Tyson Foods's social score of 18.79 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tyson Foods is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Tyson Foods's governance score

Governance score: 18.6/100

Tyson Foods's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Tyson Foods is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Tyson Foods's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Tyson Foods scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Tyson Foods has a damaged public profile.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Tyson Foods Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 47.69
Total ESG percentile 96.86
Environmental score 21.8
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 18.79
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 18.6
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 4

Tyson Foods share dividends

18%

Dividend payout ratio: 17.96% of net profits

Recently Tyson Foods has paid out, on average, around 17.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Tyson Foods shareholders could enjoy a 2.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Tyson Foods's case, that would currently equate to about $1.835 per share.

While Tyson Foods's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Tyson Foods is investing more in its future growth.

Tyson Foods's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Tyson Foods's shares ever split?

Tyson Foods's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 18 February 1997. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Tyson Foods shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Tyson Foods shares which in turn could have impacted Tyson Foods's share price.

Tyson Foods share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tyson Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$68.3986 up to US$99.7093. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TSN.US volatility(beta: 0.69)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Tyson Foods's is 0.6874. This would suggest that Tyson Foods's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Tyson Foods overview

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Beef, Pork, Chicken, and Prepared Foods. The company processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully cooked meats; raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products; and supplies poultry breeding stock; sells specialty products, such as hides and meats. It also manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including ready-to-eat sandwiches, flame-grilled hamburgers, Philly steaks, pepperoni, bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, flour and corn tortilla products, appetizers, snacks, prepared meals, ethnic foods, side dishes, meat dishes, breadsticks, and processed meats under the Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Wright, State Fair, Aidells, and Gallo Salame brands. The company also offers its products under Tyson and ibp brands. It sells its products through its sales staff to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, live markets, international export companies, and domestic distributors who serve restaurants and food service operations, such as plant and school cafeterias, convenience stores, hospitals, and other vendors, as well as through independent brokers and trading companies. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

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