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 up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters rose 40 cents (2%) to $20.45 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.7 million shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.7 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.80-$20.56 after having opened the day at $19.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.05. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were:

Omega Protein Corporation

(

OME

), up 7.3%,

Annie's

(

BNNY

), up 6.7%,

SodaStream International

(

SODA

), up 5.6%, and

Primo Water

(

PRMW

), up 5.5%.

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. engages in the specialty coffee and coffee maker business. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $3.11 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.6, 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 55.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the negative front,

Bridgford Foods Corporation

(

BRID

), down 4.9%,

Monster Beverage

(

MNST

), down 4.7%,

MGP Ingredients

(

MGPI

), down 4.2%, and

Adecoagro

(

AGRO

), down 3.5%, were all losers within the food & beverage industry with

Dean Foods Company

(

DF

) 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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