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) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Monster Beverage fell $0.68 (-1.2%) to $56.98 on light volume. Throughout the day, 936,079 shares of Monster Beverage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,563,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $56.93-$57.89 after having opened the day at $57.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.66. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were:
), down 5.4%,
), down 4.3%,
), down 4.0% and
), down 3.9%.
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Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes alternative beverage category beverages in the United States and internationally. Monster Beverage has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 9.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Monster Beverage a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.
- You can view the full Monster Beverage Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
), up 13.2%,
), up 9.7%,
), up 9.6% and
), up 8.6% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with
) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.
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