NYSE Stocks Falling Today: KCG, IPG, HCA, AES, TSN, HMA

Traders at the NYSEKnight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE:KCG) is down 20.74% today at $3.21. KCG has traded 47.4 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 6.4 million shares. KCG shares are falling again today after a group of investors rescued the company in a $400 million deal. These investors will buy preferred stock convertible at $1.50 each. The company has a market cap of 279.63 million.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG) is down 9.30% today at $9.94. IPG has traded 6.5 million shares so far today and trades 7.5 million shares a day on average. IPG is trading lower this morning after Publicis denies takeover talks. The company has a market cap of 4.37 billion. [Read more...]

Stocks Jumping In After Hours Trading: CA, TSCO, MNST, TSN, SWY, AVNR

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) is up 5.30% in after hours trading at $22.05. CA closed unchanged today at $20.94 with 1.9 million shares traded. CA trades 3.4 million shares a day on average. CA shares have been trending higher for about a week now. On Jan. 9, CA Technologies announced there conference call for their third quarter results will be held at 5 pm EST on Jan. 24. CA also announced that Lufthansa Cargo will be using the company’s CA Clarity Project and Portfolio Management solution. “CA Clarity PPM was chosen over other providers particularly on the strength of its plenitude of functionality, its high-quality configuration options, and its flexibility,” commented Wolfram Martin , Head of Controlling Cross Functions Lufthansa Cargo AG. The company has a market cap of 10.33 billion.

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) is up 4.03% in after hours trading at $75.87. TSCO closed the day slightly higher at $72.93 with 575 thousand shares traded. TSCO shares are up after hours after the company announced fourth quarter revenue above consensus. Revenue was $1.24 billion versus the estimated $1.19 billion by analysts. Tractor Supply also raised its fiscal year EPS (earnings per share) guidance to $2.97-2.99 from $2.85-2.89. The company has a market cap of 5.18 billion.

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) is up 1.73% in after hours after closing down nearly 3% in regular trading. Monster Beverage just announced a two for one stock split this afternoon. On Feb 15, 2012 each shareholder will receive one additional share for each stock held at the close of business on Feb 6. MNST shares have been trending downward this week and have lost about $4 a share. The company has a market cap of 8.05 billion.

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE:TSN) is up slightly in after hours trading at $19.85. TSN closed the day down nearly 3% at $19.74. This is the first time Tyson has closed below $20 since early December. TSN fell on strong volume today with 5.9 million shares traded, about double its daily average volume. The company has a market cap of 7.30 billion.

Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) is up about 1% in after hours trading at $20.95. SWY finished the day down 2.85% at $20.79 after SuperValu’s earnings caused Safeway to fall as well. SWY traded 10 million shares today, 4 million more shares than it usually trades. The company has a market cap of 7.13 billion.

Avanir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVNR) is up 2.27% in after hours traidng at $2.70. AVNR closed today 10% higher at $2.64 with 2.3 million shares traded. AVNR has been rallying for nearly a month now after dipping from $2.60 to below $1.80 in the first half of December. Pharmaceutical companies have been hot after numerous recent acquistions. The company has a market cap of 335.17 million.

Tyson (TSN) 4Q Results Slump

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE:TSN) reported a more than expected slump of 54% in fiscal fourth-quarter profits as the largest U.S. meat processor continues to grapple with higher prices.

Tyson Foods, based out of Springdale, AR, reported 4th quarter 2011 EPS (earnings per share) was $0.26, as compared to $0.57 last year. Record Sales of $8.4 billion in the fourth quarter, up 12.9% compared to last year. Overall Operating Margin was 2.0% in the 4th quarter 2011.

Tyson reported revenue climbed 13% to $8.4 billion, exceeding the $8.2 billion that Wall Street had anticipated. Gross margins shrank to 4.7% from 9%.

“In fiscal 2011, we produced record sales and our second best EPS in company history despite record input costs, which included $675 million in additional feed and ingredient costs in our Chicken segment,” said Donnie Smith, Tyson’s president and chief executive officer.

Tyson said it expects full-year sales to surpass the $34 billion that analysts have been calling for. “This is a testament to our quality, service and innovation and our focus on business fundamentals and operational efficiencies across all segments of our business. We will continue to build on the progress we’ve made in recent years and expect 2012 to be another strong year,” Smith said. “Midway into our first fiscal quarter, all segments are profitable.”

Competitors to Watch: Smithfield Foods, Inc.(NYSE:SFD), Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) , Sanderson Farms, Inc.(NASDAQ:SAFM) , Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. , ZHONGPIN INC.(NASDAQ:HOGS) , Diamond Ranch Foods, Ltd., Seaboard Corporation, and Energroup Holdings Corp.

Tyson Foods, Inc., founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, the second-largest food company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500.

Shares of Tyson Foods Inc.(NYSE:TSN) have traded between $15.46 and $20.12 over the past 52 weeks and closed at $19.45 Friday.

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