All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 186 points (1.2%) at 15,852 as of Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,634 issues advancing vs. 1,393 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Food & Beverage industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%.

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

3. Brown-Forman ( BF.A) is one of the companies pushing the Food & Beverage industry lower today. As of noon trading, Brown-Forman is down $2.89 (-2.7%) to $105.94 on average volume. Thus far, 18,174 shares of Brown-Forman exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 40,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $105.25-$109.24 after having opened the day at $108.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.83.

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Brown-Forman Corporation manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, markets, and sells various alcoholic beverages worldwide. It provides spirits, wines, ready-to-drink cocktails, whiskey, vodka, tequilas, champagnes, wines, brandy, and liqueur. Brown-Forman has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are up 24.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brown-Forman as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its 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 Brown-Forman Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Dr Pepper Snapple Group ( DPS) is down $1.02 (-1.4%) to $74.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.81-$76.48 after having opened the day at $76.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.02.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. operates as a brand owner, manufacturer, and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The company operates through three segments: Beverage Concentrates, Packaged Beverages, and Latin America Beverages. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Dr Pepper Snapple Group a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dr Pepper Snapple Group 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, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Dr Pepper Snapple Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Mills ( GIS) is down $0.37 (-0.7%) to $54.44 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of General Mills exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.39-$56.32 after having opened the day at $56.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.81.

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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 $32.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are up 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate General Mills a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its 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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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).