The food & beverage industry closed the day up 1.5%. Jones Soda Company ( JSDA), Coffee Holding Company Inc ( JVA), Diamond Foods Inc ( DMND), and Le Gaga Holdings ( GAGA) were all decliners today within the food & beverage industry with Mead Johnson Nutrition Company ( MJN) being today's featured food & beverage loser. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company fell 73 cents (-1%) to $71.86 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children's nutritional products, and other nutritional products in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.4, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mead Johnson Nutrition as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its unimpressive growth in net income.

On the positive front, Zhongpin Inc ( HOGS), AgFeed Industries Inc ( FEED), Glg Life Tech ( GLGL), and Cagle's Inc ( CGL.A) were all gainers within the food & beverage industry with Coca-Cola ( KO) 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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