Monster Beverage Rises On Unusually High Volume (MNST)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Monster Beverage (Nasdaq: MNST) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 13.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up $6.09 (+13.3%) at $51.96 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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Monster Beverage has a market cap of $7.87 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes alternative beverage category beverages in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet 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, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Monster Beverage Ratings Report.

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