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Is Monster Beverage Corporation(NASDAQ: MNST), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 8/18/1995. Monster Beverage Corporation is in the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Monster Beverage Corporation, is 824.82, and so far today it has a volume of 447100. Performance year to date since the 8/18/1995 is -2.13%.

To help you determine whether Monster Beverage Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 45.52 and forward P/E is 30.67. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Monster Beverage Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.1. P/S ratio is 9.45 and the P/B ratio is 9.18. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 57.36 and 66.63 respectively.

At the current price Monster Beverage Corporation is trading at, 145.79 (-0.69% today), Monster Beverage Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.2, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 21.81% after growing 2.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -28.80%, and 19.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 188.51, and the number of shares float is 129.91. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.40%, and institutional ownership is at 68.30%. The float short is 2.79%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.4. Management has seen a return on assets of 12.50%, and also a return on investment of 11.40%.

The ability for Monster Beverage Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.6, and quick ratio is 2.2. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Monster Beverage Corporation has a gross margin of 62.20%, with its operating margin at 36.50%, and Monster Beverage Corporation has a profit margin of 22.70%.

The 52 week high is -12.44%, with 28.93% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -5.64% and the 200 day simple moving average is 0.49%.

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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