MNST stock: buy or sell?
April 1st, 2020
Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes energy drink beverages, soda, and its concentrates in the United States and internationally.
Should I buy MNST stock?You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Monster Beverage stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Monster Beverage stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for MNST stock for the last 30 days.
MNST stock analysis
Monster Beverage plunged a frightening -5.62% and closed at $53.10.
On February 19th, MNST hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $70.22 recorded . New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences. Shares of Monster Beverage ended today at $53.10 and plunged a frightening -5.62%. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on February/21, MNST price slid a -24.57%.
After boosting an astounding 7.61% in a week last week, Monster Beverage closed this week at $53.10 and plunged a hair-raising -5.83%.
Not so far away is the last all-time high Monster Beverage marked by mid February, but since then it dropped a 24.70%. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down by mid March, MNST fell $-9.29 per share (-14.89%). Stocks under the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since mid February when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, MNST price slipped $-15.81 per share (-22.94%).
MNST stock price history
MNST stock went public on March 17th, 1986 with a price of $0.001. Since then, MNST stock surged a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested right after MNST's IPO a $1,000 in MNST stock in 1986, it would worth $inf today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
MNST stock historical price chart
MNST stock reached all-time highs on February/19 with a price of $70.52.
MNST stock price targetHow much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' MNST stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Monster Beverage stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per Share, Monster Beverage presented its financial report, posting a nice gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Analyst expected $0.40 per share, but Monster Beverage posted $0.43.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Monster Beverage annual sales climbed an amazing 13.00% to $3,807.18 million USD from $3,369.04 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrary, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) appreciated a 1.72% to 26.08%.
|2013||$2,250 M||-||$339 M15.1%||-|
|2014||$2,465 M||9.55%||$483 M19.6%||42.68%|
|2015||$2,723 M||10.45%||$547 M20.1%||13.15%|
|2016||$3,049 M||12.00%||$713 M23.4%||30.35%|
|2017||$3,369 M||10.48%||$821 M24.4%||15.15%|
|2018||$3,807 M||13.00%||$993 M26.1%||21.00%|
Quarterly financial resultsMonster Beverage posted $924.23 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -9.05% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $239.11 M with a profit margin of 25.87%. Profit margin stayed constant a -0.48% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 26.35%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Monster Beverage sales marked a dazzling growth and rocketed a 14.05%.
|2017-Q2||$915 M||-||$223 M24.3%||-|
|2017-Q3||$909 M||-0.63%||$219 M24.1%||-1.75%|
|2017-Q4||$810 M||-10.90%||$201 M24.8%||-7.96%|
|2018-Q1||$851 M||5.01%||$216 M25.4%||7.32%|
|2018-Q2||$1,016 M||19.38%||$270 M26.6%||25.02%|
|2018-Q3||$1,016 M||0.03%||$268 M26.3%||-0.88%|
|2018-Q4||$924 M||-9.05%||$239 M25.9%||-10.69%|
|2019-Q1||$946 M||2.35%||$261 M27.6%||9.36%|
Monster Beverage ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.
Monster Beverage shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 9.90% of all shares.
In case of Monster Beverage stock, 67.50% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for MNST stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Monster Beverage:
|Market cap||$28.5 B|
|Total shares||536.7 M|
|Float shares||389.1 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||67.5%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||9.9%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Wednesday, April 1st, 2020|
|Day range||$52.74 - $54.48|
|Average true range||$4.28|
|50d mov avg||$63.85|
|100d mov avg||$62.81|
|200d mov avg||$61.23|
Monster Beverage performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Monster Beverage, the comparison is made against .
Monster Beverage competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Monster Beverage competitor. This doesn't mean Monster Beverage does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
Latest MNST stock news
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