GIS, TSN And KRFT, 3 Food & Beverage Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 17,548 as of Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,802 issues advancing vs. 1,173 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Food & Beverage industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

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

3. General Mills ( GIS) is one of the companies pushing the Food & Beverage industry lower today. As of noon trading, General Mills is down $1.28 (-2.4%) to $51.99 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of General Mills exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.10-$52.00 after having opened the day at $51.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.27.

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General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the United States and internationally. It also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. The company operates in three segments: U.S. General Mills has a market cap of $32.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate General Mills a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Mills as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins 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 General Mills Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tyson Foods ( TSN) is down $0.85 (-2.0%) to $40.68 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Tyson Foods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.51-$41.57 after having opened the day at $41.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.53.

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Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products worldwide. It operates in four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. Tyson Foods has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 24.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Tyson Foods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyson Foods as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Tyson Foods Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kraft Foods Group ( KRFT) is down $0.48 (-0.8%) to $57.79 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Kraft Foods Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.02-$58.46 after having opened the day at $58.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.27.

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Kraft Foods Group, Inc. operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America and worldwide. It operates through Beverages, Cheese, Refrigerated Meals, Meals & Desserts, Enhancers & Snack Nuts, Canada, and Other Businesses segments. Kraft Foods Group has a market cap of $34.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Kraft Foods Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kraft Foods Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels 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 Kraft Foods Group 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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