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Profit misses analyst estimates

November 11, 2008|Times Wire Services

Tyson Foods Inc. missed analysts' fiscal fourth-quarter profit estimates and predicted a possible first-quarter loss.

Tyson Chief Executive Richard L. Bond said the company was facing "multiple challenges," including high grain-feed costs and an oversupply of chicken.

For its fourth quarter ended Sept. 27, net income rose 50% to $48 million, or 13 cents a share, from $32 million, or 9 cents, a year earlier.

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