Tyson Foods Inc posted higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and gave an upbeat forecast on Monday.

Tyson reported an adjusted profit of 55 cents per share for Q4 2012, and provided an outlook for 2013 that was slightly above what Wall Street analysts anticipated. The company also announced a special dividend of 10 cents a share, payable with the quarterly dividend on Dec. 14, 2012.

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Sources: Tyson Foods; Reuters; Investors.com