Kellogg Company (K): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Winner

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Kellogg Company ( K) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Kellogg Company rose $0.62 (1.0%) to $60.08 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,827,569 shares of Kellogg Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,622,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $59.47-$60.19 after having opened the day at $59.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.46. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were: Tianli Agritech ( OINK), up 11.3%, Seneca Foods ( SENEB), up 8.4%, Craft Brew Alliance ( BREW), up 6.7% and Castle Brands Incorporated ( ROX), up 4.0%.

Kellogg Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience food products primarily in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. Kellogg Company has a market cap of $21.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Kellogg Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kellogg Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, SkyPeople Fruit Juice ( SPU), down 6.1%, Tofutti Brands ( TOF), down 4.6%, United Breweries Company ( CCU), down 4.1% and Coffee Holding Company ( JVA), down 3.9% , were all laggards within the food & beverage industry with J.M. Smucker ( SJM) 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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