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Is Monster Beverage Corporation(NASDAQ: MNST), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 8/18/1995. Monster Beverage Corporation is in the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Monster Beverage Corporation, is 1665.62, and so far today it has a volume of 705500. Performance year to date since the 8/18/1995 is 8.08%.

To help you determine whether Monster Beverage Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 45.14 and forward P/E is 34.11. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Monster Beverage Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.16. P/S ratio is 11.75 and the P/B ratio is 6.54. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 10.74 and 185.82 respectively.

At the current price Monster Beverage Corporation is trading at, 161 (-0.31% today), Monster Beverage Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.57, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 20.59% after growing 2.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 3612.70%, and 8.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 202.56, and the number of shares float is 142.31. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.30%, and institutional ownership is at 67.70%. The float short is 6.98%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.96. Management has seen a return on assets of 12.30%, and also a return on investment of 11.40%.

The ability for Monster Beverage Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 7, and quick ratio is 6.7. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Monster Beverage Corporation has a gross margin of 60.80%, with its operating margin at 41.10%, and Monster Beverage Corporation has a profit margin of 25.40%.

The 52 week high is -0.82%, with 42.38% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.73% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.78%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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