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Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 27953.5. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Monster Beverage Corporation is 146.83 (with a change from open of -1.02%), this in conjunction with a target price of 177.93. Volume today has so far reached 474300, with an average volume of about 845.38. The GAP for this stock, is 0.40%.

The P/E ratio is 45.84, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 30.89. The current EPS for Monster Beverage Corporation, is 3.2, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 2.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -1.43%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Monster Beverage Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 21.81% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 21.68%. Quarter over quarter is -28.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 19.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 20.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 15.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.40% and institutional ownership is 68.30%. Shares outstanding is 190.38, while shares float is at a value of 129.91. Float short for Monster Beverage Corporation is 2.66% and the short ratio is 4.09.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.6, and the quick ratio is 2.2. The most recent gross margin is 62.20% and their operating margin is 36.50%. The profit margin is 22.70%.

Monster Beverage Corporation has seen returns on assets of 12.50%, and on investment, 11.40%. Return on equity is 15.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.11. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 9.61, with Price/book ratio coming to 9.25 and Price/cash is 58.35, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 67.77.

The simple moving averages are -5.39% and 1.15% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.81% and the 52 week low is 29.85%.

Monster Beverage Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 146.83. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Beverages – Soft Drinks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Monster Beverage Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry means that Monster Beverage Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -0.18%, with performance for the month coming to -5.84%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -6.98%, and for the half year the performance is 9.13%. Volatility for this week is 1.17% and for the month this is 1.62%.

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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