Investopedia: Is Fresh Pork Eclipsing The Value Of Smithfield's Packaged Foods?
On more than one occasion I've written of my preference for companies
that serve the processed/packaged food space in favor of those that sell
commoditized fresh/frozen products. That's certainly true in the
protein sector, where I much prefer the prospects of a company like Hormel (NYSE:HRL) to those of Tyson (NYSE:TSN). However, Smithfield (NYSE:SFD) is a curious case. Although it is one of the many ways traders can invest in everyday products, this company has both a sizable fresh and packaged meats business.