MNST stock: buy or sell?

MNST stock price: $53.10 -5.62% At close on April 1st, 2020

Updated on:
April 1st, 2020

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Shares of Monster Beverage closed today at $53.10 and plunged a frightening -5.62%. On Thursday MNST skyrocketed a dazzling 7.23%.

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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean MNST will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

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

Daily outlook

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%.

MNST stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 target

How 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.
MNST earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q32017-11-080.40.40.0%
2017-Q42018-02-280.370.35-5.4%
2018-Q12018-05-080.390.390.0%
2018-Q22018-08-080.470.482.1%
2018-Q32018-11-070.460.58.7%
2018-Q42019-02-270.40.437.5%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 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%.

MNST annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$2,250 M-$339 M15.1%-
2014$2,465 M9.55%$483 M19.6%42.68%
2015$2,723 M10.45%$547 M20.1%13.15%
2016$3,049 M12.00%$713 M23.4%30.35%
2017$3,369 M10.48%$821 M24.4%15.15%
2018$3,807 M13.00%$993 M26.1%21.00%

Quarterly financial results

Monster 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%.
MNST quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
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 M5.01%$216 M25.4%7.32%
2018-Q2$1,016 M19.38%$270 M26.6%25.02%
2018-Q3$1,016 M0.03%$268 M26.3%-0.88%
2018-Q4$924 M-9.05%$239 M25.9%-10.69%
2019-Q1$946 M2.35%$261 M27.6%9.36%

Monster Beverage ownership

When 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:

MNST
Market cap$28.5 B
Total shares536.7 M
Float shares389.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)67.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)9.9%
Shares in short selling0.0%

MNST summary

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Open$54.37
Close$53.10
Day range$52.74 - $54.48
Previous close$56.26
Session gain-5.62%
Average true range$4.28
50d mov avg$63.85
100d mov avg$62.81
200d mov avg$61.23
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern

Monster Beverage performance

Performance 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 .
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MNSTMonster Beverage-16.09%-6.15%0.42%

Monster Beverage competitors

Unfortunately, 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.

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