The

food & beverage

industry closed the day up 0.9%.

Tianli Agritech Inc

(

OINK

),

Teavana Holdings Inc

(

TEA

),

Craft Brewers Alliance Inc

(

HOOK

), and

Primo Water Corporation

(

PRMW

) were all winners today within the food & beverage industry with

Coca-Cola

(

KO

) being today's featured food & beverage winner. Coca-Cola rose 52 cents (0.8%) to $67.47 on light volume. Throughout the day, eight million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.3 million shares.

The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, distributes, and markets nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. It principally offers sparkling and still beverages. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $155.8 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates The Coca-Cola as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front,

AgFeed Industries Inc

(

FEED

),

Coffee Holding Company Inc

(

JVA

),

Agria Corporation

(

GRO

), and

Leading Brands Inc

(

LBIX

) were all losers within the food & beverage industry with

Central European Distribution

(

CEDC

) being today's food & beverage industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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