3 Stocks Moving The Food & Beverage Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 16,218 as of Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,600 issues advancing vs. 1,298 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Food & Beverage industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

3. Kraft Foods Group ( KRFT) is one of the companies pushing the Food & Beverage industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kraft Foods Group is up $0.53 (1.0%) to $55.65 on light volume. Thus far, 749,913 shares of Kraft Foods Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.04-$55.75 after having opened the day at $55.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.12.

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America. Kraft Foods Group has a market cap of $32.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Kraft Foods Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kraft Foods Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Kraft Foods Group Ratings Report now.

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