Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Winner

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Mondelez International ( MDLZ) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Mondelez International rose $0.51 (1.5%) to $34.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 11,690,784 shares of Mondelez International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10,003,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $34.31-$34.80 after having opened the day at $34.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.26. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were: SodaStream International ( SODA), up 8.1%, Whitewave Foods Company ( WWAV), up 6.0%, Tofutti Brands ( TOF), up 5.8% and Post Holdings ( POST), up 5.7%.

Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. Mondelez International has a market cap of $58.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Mondelez International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mondelez International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Tianli Agritech ( OINK), down 3.9%, Concha y Toro Winery ( VCO), down 3.0%, Leading Brands ( LBIX), down 2.2% and RiceBran Technologies ( RIBT), down 1.9%.

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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