Why Tyson Food Looks Tasty in 2013


By Brian D. Pacampara | The Motley Fool

January 7, 2013


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, meat producer Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.


With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Tyson, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.


Tyson facts ...


On CAPS, 80% of the 348 members who have rated Tyson believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.


Earlier today, one of those Fools, NL2, touched on the tailwinds working in Tyson's favor:


    Chicken producer's greatest cost is grain for feed and these costs will be up for 2013. However, chicken prices may likely be disproportionately higher. As a result of the 2012 drought, protein producers of beef, pork and chickens have reduced production. This should result in lower protein availability and higher prices.


If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Tyson may not be your top choice...