Food & Beverage Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 76 points (0.5%) at 16,332 as of Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,886 issues advancing vs. 1,057 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Food & Beverage industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%.

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

3. Kellogg Company ( K) is one of the companies pushing the Food & Beverage industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kellogg Company is up $1.03 (1.6%) to $65.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Kellogg Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.10-$65.91 after having opened the day at $65.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.36.

Kellogg Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience food products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through U.S. Morning Foods, U.S. Snacks, U.S. Kellogg Company has a market cap of $23.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Kellogg Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kellogg Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Kellogg Company Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company ( MJN) is up $0.87 (1.0%) to $84.81 on light volume. Thus far, 423,450 shares of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.00-$84.88 after having opened the day at $84.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.94.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children's nutrition, and other nutritional products. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has a market cap of $17.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Mead Johnson Nutrition Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mead Johnson Nutrition Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year 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. Get the full Mead Johnson Nutrition Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Keurig Green Mountain ( GMCR) is up $0.99 (1.0%) to $102.34 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Keurig Green Mountain exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.36-$103.62 after having opened the day at $101.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.35.

Keurig Green Mountain, 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. Keurig Green Mountain has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 34.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Keurig Green Mountain a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Keurig Green Mountain 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Keurig Green Mountain 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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