Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

(

GMCR

) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters rose $1.16 (4.7%) to $25.74 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5.7 million shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $24.50-$25.96 after having opened the day at $24.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.58. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were:

Crumbs Bake Shop

(

CRMB

), up 7.1%,

Pilgrims Pride

(

PPC

), up 5.9%,

SunOpta

(

STKL

), up 4.1%, and

Coffee Holding Company

(

JVA

), up 3.9%.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. engages in the specialty coffee and coffee maker business. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $3.74 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 45.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

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, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

Key Technology

(

KTEC

), down 7.8%,

Seneca Foods

(

SENEA

), down 5.8%,

China Marine Food Group

(

CMFO

), down 5.1%, and

Synutra International

(

SYUT

), down 4.8%, were all losers within the food & beverage industry with

BRF - Brasil Foods

(

BRFS

) being today's food & beverage industry loser.

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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