An outbreak of a bird flu in Mexico appears to be worse than expected with over 2.5M chickens...

|By:, SA News Editor

An outbreak of a bird flu in Mexico appears to be worse than expected with over 2.5M chickens now affected and another 1M birds already destroyed. Though the effect on U.S. companies (if any) is still getting debated, shares of chicken sellers are trading lower with a downgrade on sector names from BMO Capital Markets also affecting sentiment. Decliners: SFD -4.5%, HRL -1.8%, TSN -2.5%, PPC -8.3%, SAFM -2.2%.