3 Stocks Pulling The Food & Beverage Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,093 as of Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,560 issues advancing vs. 1,331 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Food & Beverage industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF) is one of the companies pushing the Food & Beverage industry lower today. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V is down $2.10 (-1.9%) to $110.71 on average volume. Thus far, 40,457 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 79,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.39-$112.84 after having opened the day at $112.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $112.81.

Coca Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., a franchise bottler, produces, markets, and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages. Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 24.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR) is down $3.91 (-5.8%) to $63.70 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.50-$67.57 after having opened the day at $67.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.61.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. engages in the specialty coffee and coffeemaker businesses in the United States and Canada. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 66.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PepsiCo ( PEP) is down $0.50 (-0.6%) to $84.87 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.46-$85.75 after having opened the day at $85.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.37.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. PepsiCo has a market cap of $131.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate PepsiCo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PepsiCo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full PepsiCo Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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