3 Food & Beverage Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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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 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 $1.40 (-1.4%) to $101.02 on light volume. Thus far, 28,388 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 80,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.92-$102.85 after having opened the day at $102.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.42.

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 $21.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 15.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, Monster Beverage ( MNST) is down $2.69 (-3.6%) to $71.83 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Monster Beverage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.16-$73.75 after having opened the day at $73.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.52.

Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes alternative beverage category beverages in the United States and internationally. Monster Beverage has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Monster Beverage a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Monster Beverage 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, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Monster Beverage Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR) is down $2.22 (-1.8%) to $119.27 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.54-$121.93 after having opened the day at $121.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.49.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is engaged in the specialty coffee and coffeemaker businesses in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Domestic and Canada. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $18.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 62.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 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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