Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (CCE): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Winner

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Coca-Cola ( CCE) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Coca-Cola rose $0.46 (1.1%) to $43.41 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,160,224 shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,709,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $42.32-$43.54 after having opened the day at $42.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.95. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were: Crumbs Bake Shop ( CRMB), up 14.8%, Coffee Holding Company ( JVA), up 8.6%, Central Garden & Pet Company ( CENTA), up 8.1% and Central Garden & Pet Company ( CENT), up 7.8%.

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. produces, distributes, and markets nonalcoholic beverages. It provides still and sparkling waters, flavored waters, juice and juice drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, teas, and coffees. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Coca-Cola a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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, S&W Seed Company ( SANW), down 7.4%, Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN), down 6.1%, China New Borun Corporation ( BORN), down 4.2% and United Breweries Company ( CCU), down 3.6% , were all laggards within the food & beverage industry with Mead Johnson Nutrition Company ( MJN) 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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