Hain Celestial Group Inc. (HAIN): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Winner

The food & beverage industry closed the day down 1.6%. 57th Street General Acquisition ( CRMB), Glg Life Tech ( GLGL), Feihe International Inc ( ADY), and Synutra International Inc ( SYUT) were all winners today within the food & beverage industry with Hain Celestial Group Inc ( HAIN) being today's featured food & beverage winner. Hain Celestial Group Inc rose 48 cents (1.5%) to $32.42 on average volume. Throughout the day, 464,710 shares of Hain Celestial Group Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 369,300 shares.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells natural and organic products in the United States and internationally. Hain Celestial Group Inc has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26, 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 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hain Celestial Group as a buy. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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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