NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Monster Beverage

(Nasdaq:

MNST

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $55.70, above its previous 52-week high of $55.59 with 81,013 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 834,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Monster Beverage has a market cap of $9.26 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are up 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes beverages in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 37, below the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 44.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Monster Beverage as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full

Monster Beverage Ratings Report

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