NASDAQ:MNST - Monster Beverage Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $57.44 -0.14 (-0.24 %) (As of 12/13/2018 08:42 AM ET)Previous Close$57.58Today's Range$57.12 - $58.4252-Week Range$47.61 - $70.21Volume3.06 million shsAverage Volume3.21 million shsMarket Capitalization$31.84 billionP/E Ratio39.34Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.39 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes energy drink beverages, soda, and its concentrates in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Monster Energy Drinks, Strategic Brands, and Other. The company offers ready-to-drink packaged drinks, non-carbonated dairy based coffee and energy drinks, and non-carbonated energy shakes primarily to bottlers and full service beverage distributors, as well as sells directly to retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, drug stores, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, food service customers, and the military; and concentrates and/or beverage bases to authorized bottling and canning operations; and ready-to-drink packaged energy drinks to bottlers and full service beverage distributors. Monster Beverage Corporation sells its products under the Monster Energy, Monster Energy Ultra, Monster Rehab, Monster Energy Extra Strength Nitrous Technology, Java Monster, Muscle Monster, Punch Monster, Juice Monster, Übermonster, BU, Mutant Super Soda, Monster Hydro, Espresso Monster, Caffé Monster, Nalu, NOS, Full Throttle, Burn, Mother, Ultra Energy, Play and Power Play(stylized), Relentless, BPM, Gladiator, and Samurai brands. The company was formerly known as Hansen Natural Corporation and changed its name to Monster Beverage Corporation in January 2012. Monster Beverage Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Corona, California. Receive MNST News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for MNST and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Bottled & canned soft drinks Sub-IndustrySoft Drinks SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNASDAQ:MNST Previous Symbol CUSIP61174010 Webwww.monsterbevcorp.com Phone909-739-6200 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio3.28 Quick Ratio2.88 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio39.34 Forward P/E Ratio32.45 P/E Growth2.03 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.37 billion Price / Sales9.43 Cash Flow$1.5789 per share Price / Cash Flow36.38 Book Value$6.91 per share Price / Book8.31 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.46 Net Income$820.67 million Net Margins25.86% Return on Equity25.47% Return on Assets20.53% Miscellaneous Employees2,114 Outstanding Shares552,960,000Market Cap$31.84 billion OptionableOptionable Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) Frequently Asked Questions What is Monster Beverage's stock symbol? Monster Beverage trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MNST." When did Monster Beverage's stock split? How did Monster Beverage's stock split work? Monster Beverage shares split before market open on Thursday, November 10th 2016. The 3-1 split was announced on Friday, October 14th 2016. The newly minted shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell on Wednesday, November 9th 2016. An investor that had 100 shares of Monster Beverage stock prior to the split would have 300 shares after the split. How will Monster Beverage's stock buyback program work? Monster Beverage declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, August 8th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 1.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Monster Beverage's earnings last quarter? Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ:MNST) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.02 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $988.73 million. Monster Beverage had a net margin of 25.86% and a return on equity of 25.47%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.40 earnings per share. View Monster Beverage's Earnings History. When is Monster Beverage's next earnings date? Monster Beverage is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Monster Beverage. What price target have analysts set for MNST? 17 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Monster Beverage's shares. Their predictions range from $42.00 to $77.00. On average, they anticipate Monster Beverage's share price to reach $63.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Monster Beverage. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Monster Beverage? 17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Monster Beverage in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings, 10 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Monster Beverage. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Monster Beverage stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Monster Beverage stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Monster Beverage surpassed the industry in the past six months, driven by solid momentum in energy drinks business amid a challenging industry backdrop. The company is also optimistic about its alliance with Coca-Cola’s bottlers globally, which broadened its distribution network. Moreover, the company’s top and bottom lines outpaced estimates and improved year over year in third-quarter 2018. This marked its second straight earnings beat, while sales reverted to positive surprise trend after three consecutive misses. The top line benefited from solid sales at Monster Energy Drinks segment and advance purchases made by customers due to a pre-announced price hike. However, sales were adversely impacted by foreign currency translations. Moreover, increased raw material costs are persistently hurting margins, which is likely to continue in quarters ahead." (12/5/2018) 2. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "We lift our FY19-20 EPS ests. ~1% post a solid 3Q18, incl. org sales of <12% (ex-sell-in), which came in ahead of JEF/Street (+9-11%) and drove the EPS beat ($0.50 vs. $0.46). Oct. sales update of ~9.5% adj. was slightly below expectations and KO's (owns < 20% of MNST) intent to launch a Coca-Cola branded energy drink in Apr. '19 is likely to weigh on sentiment; however, at 18.5x EV/ULFCF (both in-line with KO), shares look attractive."" (11/8/2018) Has Monster Beverage been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about MNST stock has been trending neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Monster Beverage earned a news sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Monster Beverage's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Monster Beverage include Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (FMX), Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE), Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF), COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR (CCHGY), National Beverage (FIZZ), Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series B (AKO.B), Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A (AKO.A), BRITVIC PLC/S (BTVCY), Cott (COT), Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (COKE), Celsius (CELH), Golfgear International (MCHA) and Leading Brands (LBIX). Who are Monster Beverage's key executives? Monster Beverage's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Rodney Cyril Sacks, Chairman, CEO & Chairman of Hansen Beverage Company (Age 68)Mr. Hilton H. Schlosberg, Vice Chairman, Pres, CFO, COO, Sec., Controller and Director (Age 65)Mr. Thomas J. Kelly, Sr. VP of Fin., Controller & Sec. (Age 64)Mr. Guy Carling, Pres of EMEAMs. Emelie Tirre, Pres of the Americas Who are Monster Beverage's major shareholders? Monster Beverage's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (7.07%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.58%), BlackRock Inc. (4.36%), Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (4.34%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (2.24%) and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC (1.30%). Company insiders that own Monster Beverage stock include Emelie Tirre, Harold C Taber Jr, Hilton H Schlosberg, Mark J Hall, Norman Epstein, Rodney C Sacks, Sydney Selati and Thomas J Kelly. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Monster Beverage. Which institutional investors are selling Monster Beverage stock? MNST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jennison Associates LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., AXA, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Wells Fargo & Company MN, FMR LLC and Janus Henderson Group PLC. Company insiders that have sold Monster Beverage company stock in the last year include Emelie Tirre, Hilton H Schlosberg, Mark J Hall, Norman Epstein, Rodney C Sacks and Thomas J Kelly. View Insider Buying and Selling for Monster Beverage. Which institutional investors are buying Monster Beverage stock? MNST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., Glenmede Trust Co. NA, Capital World Investors, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., WINTON GROUP Ltd, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P and Morgan Stanley. View Insider Buying and Selling for Monster Beverage. How do I buy shares of Monster Beverage? Shares of MNST can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Monster Beverage's stock price today? One share of MNST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $57.44. How big of a company is Monster Beverage? Monster Beverage has a market capitalization of $31.84 billion and generates $3.37 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $820.67 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.46 on an earnings per share basis. Monster Beverage employs 2,114 workers across the globe. What is Monster Beverage's official website? The official website for Monster Beverage is http://www.monsterbevcorp.com. How can I contact Monster Beverage? Monster Beverage's mailing address is 1 MONSTER WAY, CORONA CA, 92879. The company can be reached via phone at 909-739-6200 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Monster Beverage (NASDAQ MNST)Community Ranking: 3.1 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 739 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 446 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,185MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Monster Beverage and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MNST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MNST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do companies engage in swaps?