| Tyson Foods is a food company. Co.'s operations consist of breeding stock, contract farmers, feed production, processing, further-processing, marketing and transportation of chicken and related products, including animal and pet food ingredients. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cobb-Vantress, Inc., Co. is engaged as poultry breeding stock supplier. Co. also processes live fed cattle and hogs and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, case-ready beef and pork and fully-cooked meats. Co. produces a range of fresh, frozen and refrigerated food products. Co. operates in four reportable segments: Beef, Pork, Chicken and Prepared Foods. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our TSN shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute TSN market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing TSN market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing TSN's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of TSN versus a peer is one thing; comparing
TSN market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like TSN can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching TSN by allowing them to research the TSN market cap history.