Pork Joins Beef in the Rising Price Lane

I touched last week on the rise in beef prices and what it may mean for consumers and restaurant stocks. The rising prices are a pain point as well as opportunity for poultry and pork stocks such as Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), Sanderson Farms (SAFM), Tyson Foods (TSN) and Hillshire Brands (HSH).

My argument was the rise in beef prices would drive demand for lower-priced proteins such as poultry and pork. The beef price increase is expected to continue in 2014 and won't see a major reprieve until the beef herd grows. As beef prices chugged higher last week, we saw the share prices of Pilgrim's Pride, Sanderson Farms and Tyson Foods all move higher in response....412 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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