The food & beverage industry closed the day up 1.3%. AgFeed Industries Inc ( FEED), Overhill Farms Inc ( OFI), Agria Corporation ( GRO), and S&W Seed Company ( SANW) were all decliners today within the food & beverage industry with Coffee Holding Company Inc ( JVA) being today's featured food & beverage loser. Coffee Holding Company Inc fell 42 cents (-3.6%) to $11.19 on light volume. Throughout the day, 602,780 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 $65.9 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, 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 222.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 positive front, Synutra International Inc ( SYUT), Sadia ( SDA), MGP Ingredients Inc ( MGPI), and Pilgrims Pride ( PPC) were all gainers within the food & beverage industry with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc ( GMCR) 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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