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Hain Celestial Group

(

HAIN

) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Hain Celestial Group rose $1.61 (1.7%) to $94.45 on light volume. Throughout the day, 456,083 shares of Hain Celestial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 736,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $92.69-$94.89 after having opened the day at $92.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.84. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were:

Castle Brands

(

ROX

), up 14.1%,

Amira Nature Foods

(

ANFI

), up 9.2%,

Dean Foods Company

(

DF

), up 6.7% and

Agria Corporation

(

GRO

), up 4.2%.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products. Hain Celestial Group has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Hain Celestial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Hain Celestial Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front,

United Breweries Company

(

CCU

), down 2.1%,

Coca-Cola Bottling Company

(

COKE

), down 2.1%,

Craft Brew Alliance

(

BREW

), down 2.0% and

Monster Beverage

(

MNST

), down 2.0% , were all laggards within the food & beverage industry with

Tyson Foods

(

TSN

) being today's food & beverage industry laggard.

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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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