Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. De C.V. (KOF): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Winner

Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V rose $1.79 (1.7%) to $107.94 on average volume. Throughout the day, 128,941 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 87,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $104.73-$108.13 after having opened the day at $106.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.15. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were: Glg Life Tech ( GLGL), up 10%, Balchem Corporation ( BCPC), up 9.6%, Primo Water ( PRMW), up 8.6%, and Crumbs Bake Shop ( CRMB), up 5.8%.

Coca Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. produces, markets, and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages and brands. Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $20.24 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is one analyst that rates Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Peet's Coffee & Tea ( PEET), down 8.1%, Central European Distribution ( CEDC), down 7.5%, MGP Ingredients ( MGPI), down 7.2%, and Willamette Valley Vineyards ( WVVI), down 5.7%, were all losers within the food & beverage industry with General Mills ( GIS) being today's food & beverage industry loser.

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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