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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, MNST  has a market cap of 29357.71. Since its IPO date on the 8/18/1995, Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST performance year to date is 3.26%. Today Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST has gained -1.37%, with a current price of 153.81.

Ownership of the company is 1.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 68.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 12.50%, 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 22.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 62.20%, and operating margin of 36.50%. Monster Beverage Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.6, while the quick ratio is 2.2.

For the last year Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST has seen a EPS growth of 2.40%. A performance for the year of 11.09%. The 52-week high is -7.62%, and the 52-week low is 36.02%. The average volume for Monster Beverage Corporation, MNST is 874700.

With a target price of 178, 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 48.02 and a forward P/E of 32.32. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.25. Monster Beverage Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 10.09 and 9.69 respectively. For P/cash, Monster Beverage Corporation has a value of 61.28, while it is 71.17 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 153.81, Monster Beverage Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 15.00%.

Looking more long-term Monster Beverage Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 21.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 21.84% 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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