BRF - Brasil Foods (BRFS) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, BRF - Brasil Foods rose 45 cents (2.2%) to $20.77 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.5 million shares of BRF - Brasil Foods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of two million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.61-$20.83 after having opened the day at $20.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.32. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were: Jones Soda Company (JSDA), up 24.9%, Glg Life Tech (GLGL), up 8.3%, Dole Food Co Inc (DOLE), up 7.5%, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc (GMCR), up 4.5%. BRF - Brasil Foods S.A., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells poultry, pork, beef cuts, milk, dairy products, and processed food products in Brazil and internationally. BRF - Brasil Foods has a market cap of $17.52 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.5, above the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 17.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. TheStreet Ratings rates BRF - Brasil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
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