UPDATE 1-Tyson Foods profit surges on higher meat prices
Feb 4 (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc's (TSN.N) quarterly earnings surged 86 percent as it sold beef and pork at much higher prices.
First-quarter earnings at the world largest meat company were $298 million, or 78 cents per share, compared with $160 million, or 42 cents, a year earlier.
Wall Street analysts, on average, had expected 62 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Revenue for the quarter was $7.6 billion, while Wall Street expected $7.15 billion. (Reporting by NR Sethuraman in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)
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