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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST

Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Beverages – Soft Drinks in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Monster Beverage Corporation, MNSTĀ  has a market cap of 31796.97. Since its IPO date on the 8/18/1995, Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST performance year to date is 5.91%. Today Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST has gained -0.27%, with a current price of 157.34.

Ownership of the company is 1.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 67.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 12.30%, with return on investment at 11.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 25.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 60.80%, and operating margin of 41.10%. Monster Beverage Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 7, while the quick ratio is 6.7.

For the last year Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST has seen a EPS growth of 2.40%. A performance for the year of 3.99%. The 52-week high is -3.34%, and the 52-week low is 39.14%. The average volume for Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST is 392475.

With a target price of 165, can Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST. Monster Beverage Corporation has a P/E of 44.23 and a forward P/E of 33.45. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.12. Monster Beverage Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 11.45 and 6.41 respectively. For P/cash, Monster Beverage Corporation has a value of 10.47, while it is 121.36 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 157.34, Monster Beverage Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 14.60%.

Looking more long-term Monster Beverage Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 20.90%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 20.64% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 2.40% for this year and for the last five years a 20.00% growth has been seen.

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