Company name Monster Beverage Corp
Stock ticker MNST
Live stock price [stckqut]MNST[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Fair

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $95.6
Target stock price (averages with growth) $117.02
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $75.65
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $88.38

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=mnst

Monster Beverage Corporation, formerly Hansen Natural Corporation is a holding company. The Company develops, markets, sells and distributes alternative beverage. alternative beverage category combines non-carbonated ready-to-drink iced teas, lemonades, juice cocktails, single-serve juices and fruit beverages, ready-to-drink dairy and coffee drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, and single-serve still water (flavored, unflavored and enhanced) with new age beverages, including sodas that are considered natural, sparkling juices and flavored sparkling beverages. It has two reportable segments, namely Direct Store Delivery (DSD), whose principal products comprise energy drinks, and Warehouse (Warehouse), whose principal products comprise juice-based and soda beverages. The DSD segment develops, markets and sells products primarily through an exclusive distributor network, whereas the Warehouse segment develops, markets and sells products primarily directly to retailers.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock.

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  1. You can’t be a hypocrite.
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  4. Tell them why.
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  12. Help them get started.
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  14. Let go.

 
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