3. As of noon trading, Ingredion ( INGR) is down $2.45 (-3.6%) to $66.33 on heavy volume Thus far, 511,993 shares of Ingredion exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 551,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.82-$68.31 after having opened the day at $68.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.78.

Ingredion Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells starch and sweetener ingredients in North America, South America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Ingredion has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Ingredion a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ingredion 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Ingredion Ratings Report now.

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