|Bid||31.22 x 0|
|Ask||31.23 x 0|
|Day's Range||30.53 - 33.01|
|52 Week Range||30.53 - 4,014.00|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.28|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||17.05|
|Earnings Date||Aug 10, 2021 - Aug 16, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.32 (10.06%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||May 21, 2021|
|1y Target Est||27.10|
Use of illegal African swine fever vaccines by some Chinese hog producers last year reduced output of hogs and will support prices in 2021, an executive from leading pork processor WH Group said on Tuesday, spurring growth in imports of cheaper meats. China has been trying to rebuild its massive hog herd since the deadly African swine fever virus ravaged the country's farms during 2018 and 2019. But use of unapproved vaccines in a bid to protect against the disease had the opposite effect and ended up killing pigs, said Ma Xiangjie, president of Henan Shuanghui Investment and Development, WH Group's domestic unit.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has affirmed WH Group Limited's ("WH Group") Baa2 issuer ratings. "The affirmation reflects WH Group's steady operations and cash flow generation, which will support a consistently low leverage over the next 1-2 years," says Ying Wang, a Moody's Vice President and Senior Analyst. "We also expect WH Group to continue its prudent financial policy and maintain good liquidity," adds Wang.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") today assigned a Ba1 rating to $400 million of senior unsecured notes being offered today by Smithfield Foods, Inc. ("Smithfield"). Other ratings, including Smithfield's Ba1 Corporate Family Rating are not affected. Smithfield will use net proceeds from today's offering, together with cash on hand, to fund the purchase of notes tendered pursuant to a concurrent tender offer for the company's $400 million 2.650% senior unsecured notes due October 2021 and $400 million 3.350% senior unsecured notes due February 2022 .