The

food & beverage

industry closed the day down 1%.

S&W Seed Company

(

SANW

),

Griffin Land & Nurseries Inc

(

GRIF

),

Le Gaga Holdings

(

GAGA

), and

Agria Corporation

(

GRO

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

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A

(

CCH

) being today's featured food & beverage loser. Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A fell $1.01 (-5.7%) to $16.82 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 32,914 shares of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,400 shares.

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. engages in the production, sale, and distribution of alcohol-free beverages primarily in Europe. It principally operates as a bottler of The Coca-Cola Company's products. Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3, below the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 13.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 29% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola Hellenic as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front,

TheStreet Recommends

Pilgrims Pride

(

PPC

),

Glg Life Tech

(

GLGL

),

China Marine Food Group

(

CMFO

), and

Treehouse Foods Inc

(

THS

) were all gainers within the food & beverage industry with

Kraft Foods Inc

(

KFT

) 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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