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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 27806.85. 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 145.1 (with a change from open of 0.33%), this in conjunction with a target price of 177.93. Volume today has so far reached 275751, with an average volume of about 805.81. The GAP for this stock, is -0.37%.

The P/E ratio is 45.32, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 30.59. 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 -2.55%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Monster Beverage Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 21.63% 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 191.56, while shares float is at a value of 129.91. Float short for Monster Beverage Corporation is 2.79% and the short ratio is 4.5.

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 2.09. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 9.56, with Price/book ratio coming to 9.14 and Price/cash is 58.04, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 67.41.

The simple moving averages are -4.68% and 0.10% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.85% and the 52 week low is 28.32%.

Monster Beverage Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 145.1. 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 -0.06%, with performance for the month coming to 0.86%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -10.46%, and for the half year the performance is 10.24%. Volatility for this week is 1.70% and for the month this is 1.46%.

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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