Coffee Holding Company Inc ( JVA) pushed the Food & Beverage industry lower today making it today's featured Food & Beverage loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 3.2%. By the end of trading, Coffee Holding Company Inc fell 9 cents (-1.1%) to $8.17 on light volume. Throughout the day, 392,328 shares of Coffee Holding Company Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of one million shares. The stock ranged in price between $8-$8.50 after having opened the day at $8.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.26. Other company's within the Food & Beverage industry that declined today were: Imperial Sugar Company ( IPSU), down 19.6%, Reddy Ice Holdings Inc ( FRZ), down 18.6%, Jones Soda Company ( JSDA), down 4.2%, and Sadia ( SDA), down 3.2%.

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 $47.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, 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 122% 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 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, Glg Life Tech ( GLGL), up 49.4%, MGP Ingredients Inc ( MGPI), up 12.9%, Lifeway Foods Inc ( LWAY), up 12.6%, and Seaboard Corporation ( SEB), up 9.5%, were all gainers within the food & beverage industry with Archer-Daniels Midland Company ( ADM) 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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