Briefing From The Editor -- MNST Stock

Large-cap Consumer Staples company Monster Beverage has moved 0.2% so far today on a volume of 59,128, compared to its average of 4,121,175. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 0.0%.

Monster Beverage trades -5.3% away from its average analyst target price of $55.53 per share. The 21 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $50.0 to $62.5, and on average have given Monster Beverage a rating of buy.

Anyone interested in buying MNST should be aware of the facts below:

  • Monster Beverage's current price is 293.5% above its Graham number of $13.36, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • Monster Beverage has moved 27.1% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -6.8%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 1.11, Monster Beverage has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 47.4 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • MNST has a forward P/E ratio of 30.0 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $1.75 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.41 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Monster Beverage is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 7.8 compared to its sector average of 4.29

  • Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in development, marketing, sale, and distribution of energy drink beverages and concentrates in the United States and internationally.

  • Based in Corona, the company has 4,607 full time employees and a market cap of $54,941,855,744.

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