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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 16,932 as of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,934 issues advancing vs. 1,059 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Food & Beverage industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Molson Coors Brewing ( TAP), down 1.2%, and Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV ( KOF), down 0.6%.

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

3. Seaboard ( SEB) is one of the companies pushing the Food & Beverage industry higher today. As of noon trading, Seaboard is up $94.99 (3.2%) to $3,025.00 on average volume. Thus far, 587 shares of Seaboard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2,936.20-$3,047.99 after having opened the day at $2,940.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2,930.01.

Seaboard Corporation, an agribusiness and transportation company, is engaged in the production, processing, and ocean transportation of pork worldwide. Its Pork division is involved in hog production and pork processing; and the production and sale of fresh and frozen pork products. Seaboard has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the conglomerates sector. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Seaboard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Seaboard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Seaboard Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, BRF ( BRFS) is up $0.39 (1.6%) to $24.00 on average volume. Thus far, 994,750 shares of BRF exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.44-$24.09 after having opened the day at $23.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.61.

BRF S.A., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in raising, producing, and slaughtering poultry, pork, and beef in Brazil. It operates in four segments: Domestic Market, Foreign Market, Dairy Products, and Food Service. BRF has a market cap of $20.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 13.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate BRF a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BRF as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full BRF Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Keurig Green Mountain ( GMCR) is up $1.40 (1.1%) to $122.79 on light volume. Thus far, 884,317 shares of Keurig Green Mountain exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $120.86-$123.86 after having opened the day at $121.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.39.

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 $19.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 60.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Keurig Green Mountain a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. 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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