Bunge Ltd (BG): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Winner

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Bunge ( BG) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Bunge rose $1.66 (2.2%) to $77.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 835,812 shares of Bunge exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 679,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $75.62-$77.80 after having opened the day at $75.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.11. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were: China Marine Food Group ( CMFO), up 15.6%, Bridgford Foods Corporation ( BRID), up 4.2%, Farmer Bros ( FARM), up 3.2% and Golden ( GLDC), up 2.8%.

Bunge Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in agriculture and food business worldwide. Bunge has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Bunge a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bunge as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Tofutti Brands ( TOF), down 5.4%, American Lorain ( ALN), down 5.2%, S&W Seed Company ( SANW), down 4.0% and WhiteWave Foods ( WWAV), down 3.8% , were all laggards within the food & beverage industry with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR) 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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