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June 6, 2014
12:48 EDTTSN, HSH, PPCTyson Foods drops after analyst warns deal could be short-term negative
Shares of meat producer Tyson Foods (TSN) are falling after BB&T downgraded the stock to Hold from Buy. The company will likely win the bidding war for Hillshire Foods (HSH), but the deal may not be good for Tyson's shareholders in the short-term, BB&T wrote. WHAT'S NEW: The bids for Hillshire have become "somewhat lofty," BB&T analyst Brett Hundley wrote in a note to investors earlier today. As a result, the deal may not be beneficial for Tyson from a financial perspective in the short-term, the analyst warned. After Pilgrim's Pride (PPC) raised its bid for Hillshire to $55 per share, Tyson's could respond with a $60 per share bid, Hundley stated. If Tyson funds a takeover at that price with debt, it would risk ruining its investment grade credit rating, according to Hundley. Alternatively, the company could issue new shares and maintain its investment grade credit rating, according to the analyst. In the latter scenario, Tyson's stock would only be worth about $47 per share, creating an unattractive risk/reward ratio, Hundley contended. Meanwhile, the chicken market is probably peaking and the profit margins on red meat are challenged, the analyst added. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Tyson fell 2% to $40, while Hillshire was flat near $58.58.
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July 16, 2014
17:23 EDTHSH, TSNTyson Foods commences tender offer for Hillshire Brands for $63 per share cash
Tyson Foods (TSN) announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Hillshire Brands (HSH) at a price of $63.00 per share. The tender offer is being made pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement dated July 1, among the two companies and HMB Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods. The tender offer period will expire at 12:00 midnight at the end of the day on August 12, unless the offer is extended. Tyson Foods has filed a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the United States SEC. HMB Holdings is the acquirer in the tender offer. The Offer to Purchase contained within the Schedule TO sets out the terms and conditions of the tender offer. Hillshire Brands has also filed a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement with the SEC, which includes the recommendation of the Hillshire board of directors that Hillshire Brands stockholders tender their shares in the tender offer. Following successful completion of the tender offer, any shares not acquired in the tender offer will be acquired in a second-step merger at the same $63 per share cash price.
July 15, 2014
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