Kraft Foods Group Inc (KRFT): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Laggard

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Kraft Foods Group ( KRFT) pushed the Food & Beverage industry lower today making it today's featured Food & Beverage laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Kraft Foods Group fell $0.61 (-1.1%) to $54.88 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,615,242 shares of Kraft Foods Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,138,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $54.54-$55.70 after having opened the day at $55.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.49. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that declined today were: Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF), down 5.6%, Amira Nature Foods ( ANFI), down 5.1%, Key Technology ( KTEC), down 4.4% and Crystal Rock Holdings ( CRVP), down 3.9%.

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America. Kraft Foods Group has a market cap of $32.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that 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.

On the positive front, American Lorain ( ALN), up 6.3%, Golden ( GLDC), up 5.1%, Origin Agritech ( SEED), up 4.0% and Agria Corporation ( GRO), up 3.7%.

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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