Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Monster Beverage

(

MNST

) as a momo momentum candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Monster Beverage as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • MNST has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $188.7 million.
  • MNST has a PE ratio of 5.
  • MNST is currently in the upper 30% of its 1-year range.
  • MNST is in the upper 25% of its 20-day range.
  • MNST is in the upper 35% of its 5-day range.
  • MNST is currently trading above yesterday's high.
  • MNST has experienced a gap between today's open and yesterday's close of 1.1%.

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More details on MNST:

Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes alternative beverage category beverages in the United States and internationally. MNST has a PE ratio of 5. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Monster Beverage a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Monster Beverage has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Monster Beverage has a market cap of $28.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. The stock has a beta of 1.35 and a short float of 2.6% with 2.83 days to cover. Shares are up 23.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Monster Beverage as a

buy

. 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, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 11.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.9%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • MNST has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 6.97, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • MONSTER BEVERAGE CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, MONSTER BEVERAGE CORP increased its bottom line by earning $2.78 versus $1.96 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.06 versus $2.78).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Beverages industry. The net income increased by 62.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $141.00 million to $229.00 million.
  • The gross profit margin for MONSTER BEVERAGE CORP is rather high; currently it is at 57.85%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 33.01% significantly outperformed against the industry average.

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