The food & beverage industry closed the day down 1.1%. Calavo Growers Inc ( CVGW), S&W Seed Company ( SANW), Cosan ( CZZ), and Castle Brands Incorporated ( ROX) were all winners today within the food & beverage industry with Coffee Holding Company Inc ( JVA) being today's featured food & beverage winner. Coffee Holding Company Inc rose 12 cents (1%) to $12.14 on light volume. Throughout the day, 803,079 shares of Coffee Holding Company Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares.

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. engages in manufacturing, roasting, packaging, marketing, and distributing roasted and blended coffees in the United States and Canada. The company offers three categories of products: wholesale green coffee, private label coffee, and branded coffee. Coffee Holding Company Inc has a market cap of $70.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2, above the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 23.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 243.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coffee Holding as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc ( GMCR), Tianli Agritech Inc ( OINK), Glg Life Tech ( GLGL), and Pilgrims Pride ( PPC) were all losers within the food & beverage industry with Mead Johnson Nutrition Company ( MJN) 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).