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

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Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.8%. By the end of trading, Hain Celestial Group rose $1.29 (2.2%) to $61.04 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of Hain Celestial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 833,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $58.80-$61.89 after having opened the day at $59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.75. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were: G. Willi-Food International ( WILC), up 4.3%, SodaStream International ( SODA), up 4.1%, and Willamette Valley Vineyards ( WVVI), up 2.8%.
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The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells natural and organic products. Hain Celestial Group has a market cap of $2.61 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 57.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Hain Celestial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

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 low profit margins.

On the negative front, Tianli Agritech ( OINK), down 13.9%, Farmer Bros ( FARM), down 10.1%, Primo Water ( PRMW), down 7.3%, and Synutra International ( SYUT), down 6.5%, were all laggards within the food & beverage industry with Archer-Daniels Midland Company ( ADM) being today's food & beverage industry laggard.

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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