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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST)?

The company in question is, Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) currently with a stock price of 160.71 (0.63% today). The market cap for Monster Beverage Corporation is 30501.42, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Beverages РSoft Drinks industry. The target price for Monster Beverage Corporation is 177.07. Currently Monster Beverage Corporation is trading with a P/E of 49.86, and a forward P/E of 33.56. Average volume for Monster Beverage Corporation is 1227.35 and so far today it is 268920.

Performance in the last year for Monster Beverage Corporation has been 6.11%. For EPS growth, Monster Beverage Corporation has seen a growth of 2.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 21.84%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 20.00% over the last five years and could be 21.30% for the next five years. Monster Beverage Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 19.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -28.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.43%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.97%.

Since the IPO date for Monster Beverage Corporation on the 8/18/1995, Monster Beverage Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 7.22%. With Monster Beverage Corporation trading at 160.71, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 3.2.

So could Monster Beverage Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 49.86. The PEG is 2.34, P/S is 10.48 and the P/B is at 10.06. The P/cash is 63.66, with P/free cash flow at 73.94.

Monster Beverage Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.6, and the quick ratio is 2.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Monster Beverage Corporation has a gross margin of 62.20%, an operating margin of 36.50% and a profit margin of 22.70%.Payout ratio for Monster Beverage Corporation is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 12.50% with return on investment coming to 11.40%.

Insider ownership for Monster Beverage Corporation, is at 1.40% and institutional ownership comes to 71.00%. Outstanding shares are at 190.98. While shares float is 129.62. The float short is currently 3.02%, and short ratio is 3.19.

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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