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Tyson Foods Raises Annual Sales Forecast On Higher Prices

Tyson Foods Inc raised its full-year sales outlook on Monday after beating quarterly revenue estimates as the top U.S. meatpacker benefits from rising prices for its beef and chicken.

Meatpackers have been hiking prices of their products over the past year to offset a surge in costs of animal feed, which has been accelerated by the war in Ukraine.

"Although we continue to see inflationary pressures across the supply chain, we are working to drive costs down," Donnie King, chief executive officer said in a statement.

Sales Expectations 

Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson now expects annual sales between $52 billion and $54 billion, compared with its prior estimate for the upper end of a $49 billion to $51 billion range.

Analysts on average expect a figure of $51.79 billion, according to Refinitiv IBES data.

The company's sales rose to $13.12 billion in the second quarter from $11.30 billion a year earlier, beating expectations of $12.85 billion.

News by Reuters, edited by Donna Ahern, Checkout. For more A-brand news, click here. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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