SkyPeople Fruit Juice Inc. (SPU): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Loser

The food & beverage industry closed the day up 1.3%. American Lorain ( ALN), Le Gaga Holdings ( GAGA), Glg Life Tech ( GLGL), and 57th Street General Acquisition ( CRMB) were all decliners today within the food & beverage industry with SkyPeople Fruit Juice Inc ( SPU) being today's featured food & beverage loser. SkyPeople Fruit Juice Inc fell 2 cents (-1.1%) to $1.75 on light volume. Throughout the day, 46,130 shares of SkyPeople Fruit Juice Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 87,100 shares.

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells fruit juice concentrates, fruit beverages, and other fruit related products primarily in the People's Republic of China. SkyPeople Fruit Juice Inc has a market cap of $47 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.1, 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 61.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates SkyPeople Fruit Juice as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the positive front, China New Borun Corporation ( BORN), Griffin Land & Nurseries Inc ( GRIF), Jones Soda Company ( JSDA), and Omega Protein Corporation ( OME) were all gainers within the food & beverage industry with Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV) being today's featured food & beverage industry winner.

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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