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Today's Top Performers In Food & Beverage

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 17,641 as of Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,494 issues advancing vs. 1,386 declining with 173 unchanged. The Food & Beverage industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Leucadia National ( LUK), up 2.4%, and Brown-Forman ( BF.A), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Mondelez International ( MDLZ), down 0.7%, and Kellogg ( K), down 0.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Pilgrims Pride ( PPC) is one of the companies pushing the Food & Beverage industry higher today. As of noon trading, Pilgrims Pride is up $0.55 (2.3%) to $24.10 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Pilgrims Pride exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.01-$24.37 after having opened the day at $23.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.55. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation engages in the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products to retailers, distributors, and foodservice operators in the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Pilgrims Pride has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 19.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Pilgrims Pride a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings...