Citigroup raised the price target for the Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) stock from “a Neutral” to “a Buy”. The rating was released on July 23, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on May 07, 2021 by Truist that reiterated the stock to a Buy with a price target of $115 for MNST stock. The stock was initiated by Bernstein, who disclosed in a research note on January 20, 2021, to Mkt Perform and set the price objective to $100. In their research brief published January 15, 2021, Truist analysts reiterated the Monster Beverage Corporation stock to Buy with a price target of $105.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) raised 0.51% to close Friday’s market session at $97.33, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $96.60 and $97.79 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 973506 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.82 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 0.61% within the last five trades and 2.91% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 11.17% in the last 6 months and 3.25% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. MNST stock is trading at a margin of 1.05%, 3.61% and 6.43% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, MNST deals in the Consumer Defensive domain. The stock is trading -2.56 percent below its 52-week high and 29.00 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 18.24. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Monster Beverage Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 35.00 percent and the profit margin is 29.90 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 57.20 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $51.71 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) is 33.82. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 32.29. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 10.04 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 8.71, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 28.72 percent of Monster Beverage Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 65.50 percent are held by financial institutions. Tirre Emelie, the President of the Americas at Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) has sold 42,000 shares of firm on Aug 16 at a price of $98.24 against the total amount of $4.13 million. In another inside trade, Carling Guy, President of EMEA of Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) sold 18,000 shares of the firm on Jun 04 for a total worth of $1.71 million at a price of $95.21. An inside trade which took place on Jun 03, President of the Americas of Monster Beverage Corporation Tirre Emelie sold 42,786 shares of firm against total price of $4.07 million at the cost of $95.08 per share.