3 Stocks Moving The Food & Beverage Industry Upward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 67 points (-0.4%) at 17,031 as of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,211 issues advancing vs. 1,801 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Food & Beverage industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%.

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

3. Constellation Brands ( STZ) is one of the companies pushing the Food & Beverage industry higher today. As of noon trading, Constellation Brands is up $1.03 (1.2%) to $88.12 on average volume. Thus far, 515,900 shares of Constellation Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.13-$88.50 after having opened the day at $87.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.09.

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Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Constellation Brands has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 23.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Constellation Brands a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Constellation Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and compelling growth 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 Constellation Brands Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Archer-Daniels Midland ( ADM) is up $0.56 (1.1%) to $50.42 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Archer-Daniels Midland exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.71-$50.56 after having opened the day at $49.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.86.

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Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. The company's Oilseeds Processing segment originates, merchandises, crushes, and processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. Archer-Daniels Midland has a market cap of $32.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 14.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Archer-Daniels Midland a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Archer-Daniels Midland as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Archer-Daniels Midland Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Monster Beverage ( MNST) is up $2.18 (2.5%) to $90.59 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Monster Beverage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.52-$90.91 after having opened the day at $88.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.41.

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Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes alternative beverage category beverages in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Direct Store Delivery and Warehouse. Monster Beverage has a market cap of $14.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 30.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Monster Beverage a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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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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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