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Specialty food stocks

Ready to invest in the health food industry? Consider these 8 stocks.

The best specialty food stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy specialty food stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these specialty food stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like SFM or BYND.
  4. Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
  5. Choose an order type. Invest in the specialty food stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
  6. Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the health food industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.

Take a deeper dive into specialty food stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the health food industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM)

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. offers fresh, natural, and organic food products in the United States. It operates through Healthy Grocery Stores segment.

Sprouts Farmers Market stock opened the day at $25.96 after a previous close of $25.75. The latest price was $26.54 (25 minute delay). Sprouts Farmers Market is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD6.4 billion and employs 33,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,917,860,608
  • P/E ratio: 10.5062
  • PEG ratio: 7.7103

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2. Beyond Meat (BYND)

Beyond Meat, Inc. , a food company, manufactures, markets, and sells plant-based meat products in the United States and internationally. It operates under the Beyond Meat, Beyond Burger, Beyond Beef, Beyond Sausage, Beyond Breakfast Sausage, Beyond Chicken, Beyond Fried Chicken, Beyond Meatball, the Caped Steer Logo, Go Beyond, Eat What You Love, The Cookout Classic, The Future of Protein, and The Future of Protein Beyond Meat and design trademarks.

Beyond Meat stock opened the day at $124.00 after a previous close of $124.56. The latest price was $123.48 (25 minute delay). Beyond Meat is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$417.9 million and employs 700 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $7,969,965,056
  • PEG ratio: 5.7516

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3. The Hain Celestial Group (HAIN)

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells organic and natural products in United States, United Kingdom, and internationally. It operates through two segments, North America and International.

The Hain Celestial Group stock opened the day at $40.05 after a previous close of $39.87. The latest price was $40.03 (25 minute delay). The Hain Celestial Group is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2 billion and employs 4,287 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $3,982,828,800
  • P/E ratio: 101.1139
  • PEG ratio: 1.0113

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4. Lifeway Foods (LWAY)

Lifeway Foods, Inc. produces and markets probiotic-based products in the United States and internationally. Its primary product is drinkable kefir, a cultured dairy product in various organic and non-organic sizes, flavors, and types, including low fat, non-fat, whole milk, protein, and BioKefir.

Lifeway Foods stock opened the day at $6.41 after a previous close of $6.37. The latest price was $6.24 (25 minute delay). Lifeway Foods is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$106 million and employs 316 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $101,603,448
  • P/E ratio: 23.2143
  • PEG ratio: 7.54

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5. SunOpta (STKL)

SunOpta Inc. manufactures and sells plant-based and fruit-based food and beverage products to retail customers, foodservice distributors, branded food companies, and food manufacturers worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Plant-Based Foods and Beverages, and Fruit-Based Foods and Beverages.

SunOpta stock opened the day at $12.29 after a previous close of $12.23. The latest price was $12.26 (25 minute delay). SunOpta is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$789.3 million and employs 1,451 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,118,570,240
  • P/E ratio: 14.742
  • PEG ratio: 31.17

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6. Amazon-com (AMZN)

Amazon. com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions in North America and internationally.

Amazon-com stock opened the day at $3,346.81 after a previous close of $3,599.92. The latest price was $3,358.51 (25 minute delay). Amazon-com is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$419.1 billion and employs 1,271,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,815,525,982,208
  • P/E ratio: 68.489
  • PEG ratio: 1.4602

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7. United Natural Foods (UNFI)

United Natural Foods, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, distributes natural, organic, specialty, produce, and conventional grocery and non-food products in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Wholesale and Retail.

United Natural Foods stock opened the day at $36.18 after a previous close of $35.80. The latest price was $36.29 (25 minute delay). United Natural Foods is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$26.9 billion and employs 28,300 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,914,206,208
  • P/E ratio: 12.489
  • PEG ratio: 3.74

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8. Burcon NutraScience Corporation (BU)

Burcon NutraScience Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops plant proteins and ingredients for use in the food and beverage industries in Canada. Its products include Peazazz, a pea protein for dairy alternative products, such as protein bars and crisps, weight management and meal replacement products, and vegetarian and vegan foods, as well as dry blended and ready-to-drink beverages; and Peazac, a pea protein for plant-based meat alternative products, ready-to-mix powders and beverages, dairy alternatives, nutrition bars, and other applications. The company also provides Puratein, a canola protein isolate for use in meat alternatives, such as burgers, sausages, and nutrition bars; Supertein, a canola protein that is a light colored powder for use in non-dairy frozen desserts, egg alternative, plant-based marshmallows and ready-to-mix beverages, whipped toppings, and plant based bars; and Nutratein, a canola protein comprising a mixture of globulin and albumin proteins for use in meat and egg alternatives, and other plant-based functional foods.

Burcon NutraScience Corporation stock opened the day at C$3.08 after a previous close of C$3.02. The latest price was C$3.26 (25 minute delay). Burcon NutraScience Corporation is listed on the TO, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around CAD$258,646 and employs 25 staff. All prices are listed in Canadian Dollars.

  • Market capitalization: $363,243,840
  • PEG ratio: 0

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Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in specialty food stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — specialty food stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the health food industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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