The food & beverage industry closed the day up 0.7%. Coffee Holding Company Inc ( JVA), AgFeed Industries Inc ( FEED), Castle Brands Incorporated ( ROX), and Concha y Toro Winery Inc ( VCO) were all winners today within the food & beverage industry with Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV.C) being today's featured food & beverage winner. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev rose 13 cents (0.5%) to $26.08 on light volume. Throughout the day, 12,078 shares of Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 30,500 shares.

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, draft beer, carbonated soft drinks, malt, and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated products in the Americas. It also sells bottled water, isotonics, and ready-to-drink teas. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev has a market cap of $79.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 154.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Glg Life Tech ( GLGL), Bridgford Foods Corporation ( BRID), Tianli Agritech Inc ( OINK), and S&W Seed Company ( SANW) were all losers within the food & beverage industry with Alico Inc ( ALCO) 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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