Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. SodaStream International ( SODA) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, SodaStream International rose 55 cents (1.1%) to $50.69 on light volume. Throughout the day, 765,912 shares of SodaStream International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $49.38-$51.10 after having opened the day at $50.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.14. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were: Calavo Growers ( CVGW), up 4.2%, Industrias Bachoco S.A.B. de C.V ( IBA), up 3.8%, American Lorain ( ALN), up 3%, and Dole Food ( DOLE), up 2.9%.
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SodaStream International Ltd. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of home beverage carbonation systems that enable consumers to transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. SodaStream International has a market cap of $1.04 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate SodaStream International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates SodaStream International 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 find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation.