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Recent Trend: Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST)

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Monster Beverage is in the non-alcoholic beverages industry and is part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Rodney C. Sacks. Monster Beverage develops, markets, sells and distributes energy drink beverages and/or concentrates for energy drink beverages. Its brands include Monster Energy, Java Monster, Monster Rehab, NOS, Full Throttle, Mother, among others.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MNST stock showed a previous change of 1.06% with an open at 55.67 and a close of 56.07. It reached an intraday high of 56.20 and a low of 55.39.

SeekingAlpha:  Higher prices in U.S. seen boosting Monster Beverage

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $31.5b with 562.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 559.4m shares. Trading volume reached 4,479,994 shares compared to its average volume of 4,493,016 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Monster Beverage shares returned 9.17% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.95%. Over three months, it changed -4.04%. In one year it has changed 10.72% and within that year its 52-week high was 70.22 and its 52-week low was 47.61. MNST stock is 17.77% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 58.48 and a 50 day moving average of 53.35. Currently MNST stock is trading -4.12% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

SeekingAlpha:  Higher prices in U.S. seen boosting Monster Beverage

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.43 that ended on 2017-12-31, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 39.21. Based on 8 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.39. The TTM EPS is 1.53, which comes to a TTM PE of 36.65.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  0.39
12-31-2017:  0.35
09-30-2017:  0.40
06-30-2017:  0.39

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 37.75, which means it may be overvalued by -48.52%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 76.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 7,336,621, which is 1.30% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.90. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.31

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 21.57%, return on assets is 17.57%, profit margin is 24.29%, price-to-sales is 8.98 and price-to-book is 8.05.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
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