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Best Performing Meat Stocks of 2021

Updated Apr 1, 2021
Meat is one of the major food items that is consumed across the globe. Though there are an increasing number of individuals who are opting for the vegetarian or vegan diet, meat continues to remain one of the key food items. A good number of companies, which are listed on the stock exchange, are in the meat-related business activities. Meat is a specific term which may refer to beef, pork, chicken, cow and other animal meat. Investors looking for a specialized sector can explore the meat-business companies listed on the American stock exchange for investments.
Among the big basket of Meat stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Meat stocks?
This article provides a list of Meat stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2021 so far. till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Meat stocks between the end of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021, and the top 10 return generating Meat stocks are listed below.

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Top Meat Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Meat sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Seaboard Corporation (SEB) 2) Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) 3) Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM) 4) Tyson Foods (TSN) 5) Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (CRESY)
 6) Beyond Meat, Inc. (BYND) 7) BRF S.A. (BRFS) 8) Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) 9) Alico, Inc. (ALCO) 10) Industrias Bachoco, S.A. de C.V. (IBA)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 10 Meat stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Meat ETFs.

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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Seaboard

Seaboard Corporation, incorporated on July 24, 1946, is an agribusiness and transportation company. The Company is primarily engaged in pork production and processing, and ocean transportation. The Companys divisions include ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Seaboard.
The Kansas, KS-headquartered company Seaboard Corporation (SEB) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Meat of 2021. The Consumer Non-Durables sector business falls under the Meat Poultry and Fish industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Seaboard has changed by 25.7 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $3031 per share and year-to-date closing price of $3810 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $3.52 billion to $4.42 billion during the same period. Along with Meat, the company is also in the business of Meat Poultry and Fish, Industrials, Conglomerates, Consumer Non-Durables, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Seaboard continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Pilgrim's Pride

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation engages in the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Pilgrim's Pride.
Based on the market-cap change from $4.78 billion to $5.95 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $19.61 per share to a price of $24.42 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 24.53 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Meat stocks, the Colorado, CO-based Pilgrim's Pride is categorized as the Meat Poultry and Fish sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Non-Durables sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms, Inc., incorporated on October 31, 1978, is a poultry processing company. The Company is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken. In ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sanderson Farms.
During the given months of the year 2021, Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM) was successful in generating YTD returns of 22.89 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Mississippi, MS-based Sanderson Farms closed at a price of $132.2 per share, while it traded at a price of $162.46 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $2.95 billion to $3.63 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Consumer Non-Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Meat Poultry and Fish sector business.

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Beef, Pork, Chicken, and Prepared Foods. The company processes live fed catt ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Tyson Foods.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Tyson Foods (TSN) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the Consumer Non-Durables sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Meat Poultry and Fish. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Tyson Foods has so far gained 16.19 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $64.44 per share and year-to-date price of $74.87 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $23.51 billion to $27.31 billion. The stock of Tyson Foods continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Cresud SACIF yA

Cresud Sociedad Anonima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria, incorporated on February 19, 1937, is an agricultural company engaged in the production of basic agricultural commodities with presence in the agricultural ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cresud SACIF yA.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (CRESY), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $4.79 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $5.46 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 13.99 percentage. The Argentina-headquartered Consumer Non-Durables sector company also saw its market value change from $392.43 million to $496.51 million.

Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat, Inc., a food company, provides plant-based meats. It offers its products in the meat platforms of beef, pork, and poultry. The company sells its products to various customers in the retail and foodservice channels through brokers and distributors in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as Savage River, Inc. and changed its name to Beyond Meat, Inc. in Septe ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Beyond Meat.
Beyond Meat, Inc. (BYND) has moved by 5.1 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Non-Durables sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $125 apiece to the price of $131.38 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the El Segundo, CA-based Meat Poultry and Fish sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $7.83 billion to $8.27 billion over the same duration. Beyond Meat is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

BRF

BRF S.A. focuses on raising, producing, and slaughtering poultry and pork for processing, production, and sale of fresh meat, processed products, pasta, sauce, mayonnaise, frozen vegetables, and soybe ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of BRF.
BRF (BRFS) generated percentage returns of 3.1 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $4.2 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $4.33 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $3.39 billion to $3.52 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Non-Durables speciality business with further classification in the Meat Poultry and Fish sub-category. Based in Brazil, the YTD performance of the Meat sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.

Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation produces and markets various meat and food products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Grocery Products, Refrigerated Foods, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Hormel Foods.
The Austin, Minnesota-based Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) belongs to the Consumer Non-Durables sector and is categorized as a Meat Poultry and Fish company. The stock of Hormel Foods ended the previous year at a price of $46.61 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $47.6 apiece, which indicates a change of 2.12 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Meat for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $25.17 billion. It has now changed to $25.71 billion as of writing. Hormel Foods continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Alico

Alico, Inc., incorporated on February 1, 1960, is an agribusiness and natural resources management company. The Companys segments include Orange Co., Conservation and Environmental Resources and, Other Operations. Its principal ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Alico.
The Florida, FL-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company Alico, Inc. (ALCO) holds the number nine spot among the best performing stocks of the Meat sector. Classified as the Farming Seeds and Milling business, the stock price of Alico ended the previous year at a price of $31.02 per share while it reached the level of $29.51 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -4.87%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $221.72 million. Few leading stock market index includes Alico in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Industrias Bachoco

Industrias Bachoco, S.A.B. de C.V. (Bachoco) is a holding company. The Company owns and manages over 1,000 facilities, organized in approximately 10 production complexes and over 60 distribution centers in ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Industrias Bachoco.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Meat sector is taken by Industrias Bachoco, S.A. de C.V. (IBA). The company's stock price changed from $45.16 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $39.6 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -12.31 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Mexico-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company was from $2.27 billion to $2 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Meat sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.
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