The

food & beverage

industry closed the day down 3.9%.

Reddy Ice Holdings Inc

(

FRZ

),

Agria Corporation

(

GRO

),

Feihe International Inc

(

ADY

), and

Central European Distribution

(

CEDC

) were all decliners today within the food & beverage industry with

AgFeed Industries Inc

(

FEED

) being today's featured food & beverage loser. AgFeed Industries Inc fell 12 cents (-23.1%) to 40 cents on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.3 million shares of AgFeed Industries Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares.

AgFeed Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in animal nutrition and commercial hog producing businesses in the People's Republic of China. AgFeed Industries Inc has a market cap of $41.6 million and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. Shares are down 82.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates AgFeed as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

Tianli Agritech Inc

(

OINK

),

Alico Inc

(

ALCO

),

Jones Soda Company

(

JSDA

), and

Golden Enterprises Inc

(

GLDC

) were all gainers within the food & beverage industry with

Campbell Soup

(

CPB

) being today's featured food & beverage industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the food & beverage industry could consider

PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage

(

PBJ

) while those bearish on the food & beverage industry could consider

PowerShares DB Agriculture Sht ETN

(

ADZ

).

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