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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 1241.04, and so far today it has a volume of 9301. Performance year to date since the 8/18/1995 is 7.16%.

To help you determine whether Monster Beverage Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 49.83 and forward P/E is 33.54. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Monster Beverage Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.34. P/S ratio is 10.48 and the P/B ratio is 10.05. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 63.63 and 73.9 respectively.

At the current price Monster Beverage Corporation is trading at, 159.4 (-0.13% 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 21.84% 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 190.98, and the number of shares float is 129.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.40%, and institutional ownership is at 71.00%. The float short is 3.02%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.15. 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 -4.26%, with 40.97% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.68% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.15%.

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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