3 Stocks Pulling The Food & Beverage Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 15,776 as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Food & Beverage industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 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 $0.70 (-0.7%) to $102.23 on light volume. Thus far, 11,122 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 83,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.99-$102.77 after having opened the day at $102.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.93.

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 $20.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 15.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates 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, BRF ( BRFS) is down $0.45 (-2.6%) to $17.14 on average volume. Thus far, 830,385 shares of BRF exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.06-$17.32 after having opened the day at $17.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.59.

BRF S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in raising, producing, and slaughtering poultry, pork, and beef in Brazil. The company is also involved in processing and selling fresh meat, processed products, milk and dairy products, pasta, frozen vegetables, and soybean derivatives. BRF has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 15.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate BRF a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BRF as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full BRF Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Constellation Brands ( STZ) is down $0.89 (-1.1%) to $76.61 on light volume. Thus far, 482,123 shares of Constellation Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.29-$77.89 after having opened the day at $77.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.50.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and markets beverage alcohol. Constellation Brands has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Constellation Brands a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Constellation Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and compelling growth 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. Get the full Constellation Brands 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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