Coffee Holding Company Inc ( JVA) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.4%. By the end of trading, Coffee Holding Company Inc rose 8 cents (0.9%) to $9.26 on light volume. Throughout the day, 683,354 shares of Coffee Holding Company Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $9.11-$9.69 after having opened the day at $9.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.18. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Central European Distribution ( CEDC), up 24.2%, Kid Brands Inc ( KID), up 11.1%, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc ( GMCR), up 9.8%, and Eastman Kodak Company ( EK), up 9.5%.

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 $50 million and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 141.4% 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 reasonable valuation levels. 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, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 17.2%, LJ International Inc ( JADE), down 13.3%, Mannatech Inc ( MTEX), down 11.3%, and Marine Products Corporation ( MPX), down 9.1%, were all losers within the consumer goods sector with Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB) being today's consumer goods sector loser.

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