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Kraft Foods Group



) pushed the Food & Beverage industry lower today making it today's featured Food & Beverage laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Kraft Foods Group fell $0.61 (-1.1%) to $54.88 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,615,242 shares of Kraft Foods Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,138,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $54.54-$55.70 after having opened the day at $55.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.49. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that declined today were:

Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V



), down 5.6%,

Amira Nature Foods



), down 5.1%,

Key Technology



), down 4.4% and

Crystal Rock Holdings



), down 3.9%.

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America. Kraft Foods Group has a market cap of $32.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Kraft Foods Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kraft Foods Group

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

American Lorain



), up 6.3%,




), up 5.1%,

Origin Agritech



), up 4.0% and

Agria Corporation



), up 3.7%.

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PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage



) while those bearish on the food & beverage industry could consider

PowerShares DB Agriculture Sht ETN




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