Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (CCH): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Loser

The food & beverage industry closed the day down 1%. S&W Seed Company ( SANW), Griffin Land & Nurseries Inc ( GRIF), Le Gaga Holdings ( GAGA), and Agria Corporation ( GRO) were all decliners today within the food & beverage industry with Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A ( CCH) being today's featured food & beverage loser. Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A fell $1.01 (-5.7%) to $16.82 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 32,914 shares of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,400 shares.

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. engages in the production, sale, and distribution of alcohol-free beverages primarily in Europe. It principally operates as a bottler of The Coca-Cola Company's products. Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3, below the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 13.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 29% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola Hellenic as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Pilgrims Pride ( PPC), Glg Life Tech ( GLGL), China Marine Food Group ( CMFO), and Treehouse Foods Inc ( THS) were all gainers within the food & beverage industry with Kraft Foods Inc ( KFT) 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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