Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc

(

GMCR

) pushed the Food & Beverage industry lower today making it today's featured Food & Beverage loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc fell $2.07 (-4.1%) to $48.92 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4.1 million shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $48.74-$50.92 after having opened the day at $50.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.99. Other company's within the Food & Beverage industry that declined today were:

Reddy Ice Holdings Inc

(

FRZ

), down 14.5%,

Tianli Agritech Inc

(

OINK

), down 9.6%,

Crumbs Bake Shop Inc

(

CRMB

), down 7.5%, and

MGP Ingredients Inc

(

MGPI

), down 7.1%.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. engages in the specialty coffee and coffee maker business. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc has a market cap of $7.68 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.9, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 55.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Green Mountain Coffee Roasters as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

On the positive front,

Central European Distribution

(

CEDC

), up 29.1%,

Key Technology Inc

(

KTEC

), up 6.3%,

Primo Water Corporation

(

PRMW

), up 4.7%, and

Farmer Bros

(

FARM

), up 4.2%, were all gainers within the food & beverage industry with

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev

(

ABV

) 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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