Beam Inc (BEAM): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Loser

The food & beverage industry closed the day up 0.1%. Central European Distribution ( CEDC), Golden Enterprises Inc ( GLDC), AgFeed Industries Inc ( FEED), and Agria Corporation ( GRO) were all decliners today within the food & beverage industry with Beam Inc ( BEAM) being today's featured food & beverage loser. Beam Inc fell $1.16 (-2.3%) to $49.37 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Beam Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares.

Beam Inc. engages in producing and selling premium spirits worldwide. Beam Inc has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector.

TheStreet Ratings rates Beam as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, China New Borun Corporation ( BORN), Glg Life Tech ( GLGL), Castle Brands Incorporated ( ROX), and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc ( GMCR) 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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