Monster Beverage

  • It's Time to Go Easy on This Energy Drink Maker

    By Eshna De - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: KO, MNST, PEP

    The recent performance of Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) is a signal that things are slowing down for this energy drinks maker. It is not that the company has fared very poorly, but its revenue and earnings misses in the second quarter indicated that its momentum has eased, which triggered a sell-off. 

    Investors have always loved this stock as it provides rare exposure to the growing energy drinks sector (Red Bull more »

  • 4 Reasons to Sell This Stock

    By Chad Henage - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, MNST, PEP

    I’m all for investing in growth companies, and I’m also not afraid to invest in companies that sell for a premium to their expected growth rate. However, there is a fine line between a strong belief in a company’s ability to grow, and delusional hope because you don’t want to be wrong. For Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) investors, it seems like delusion is driving the stock more »

  • 5 Reasons This Blue Chip Will Continue to Outperform

    By Chad Henage - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, MNST, PEP

    You would think that a company with arguably the best brand name in the world might be content to rest on its laurels. If you say the name Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) to almost anyone worldwide, there is instant name recognition. In addition, with several of the top brands worldwide, Coca-Cola isn’t just a one trick pony. What’s amazing is that this iconic company is actually moving away from more »

  • The Tobacco Industry Redux?

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: MO, LO, MNST

    With the constant ups and downs of the industry, due to new lawsuits and regulation threats, the energy-beverage industry reminds me a lot of the tobacco industry. The FDA has already forced energy-drink makers to change labeling practices and various health associations are shouting about health concerns. Let's not forget the lawsuits that continue to sprout up across the nation.   

    The latest news to plague the energy drink industry more »

  • Are These 3 Stocks Overpriced, or Is it Time to Buy?

    By Jason Hall - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CHK, MNST

    The market has roared to life this year and is now at all-time highs, leading many investors to fear that the search for good, cheap stocks is futile. Is value investing dead? Not likely. But just because the market’s up doesn't mean all the “expensive” stocks are bad investments.

    Let’s take a look at a couple of stocks that have crushed the market over the past several more »

  • Risky Companies That Lack Diversification

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: MNST, NTI, TNH

    Any investor will tell you that the key to long-term sustainable investment returns is through diversification. Diversification through stocks is one thing, but companies that are not diversified themselves are another.

    Companies that rely on only one production facility, one product or, one product line are exposing themselves to significant risks, such as the loss of a production facility, or boycotts and changing trends, all of which can quickly erase more »

  • 3 Companies to Quench Your Summer Thirst

    By Todd Campbell - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: SAM, KO, MNST

    It probably doesn't surprise you to learn summer is a good time to own shares in beverage companies. The hot summer sun has a way of boosting demand for frost cold favorites. 

    While Fools shouldn't be buying and selling portfolios every few months, knowing seasonal trends likely to reward or punish a particular company can help you decide if the time is right to buy.

    In the case more »

  • This Monster Is Returning From The Dead

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: KO, MNST, PEP

    Soft drink giants Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) and PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) have duked it out for decades for single digit percentage points of market share but a monster is creeping up behind them with a stranglehold on a growing niche beverage market.

    Since 2005 soda sales have been slipping and both companies scrambled to find alternative still and sparking beverages with Coca-Cola being the more recalcitrant of the two. It more »

  • Should You Add This Monster to Your Portfolio?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: KO, MNST, PEP

    If you invested in Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) in the early 2000's, then you might be reading this while lying on a raft in your indoor pool, sipping champagne, on a weekday. If so, you might not care too much about how the stock performs over the next year. For the rest of us, let's see if Monster is still a good investment. 

    Health concerns

    Two wrongful death more »

  • Is This Beverage Giant Still Good Enough?

    By ANUP SINGH - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: KO, MNST, PEP

    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), the world’s largest non-alcoholic beverage company, recently reported its second quarter results which were not exactly up to the mark.

    The company suffered from lower volume in North America, where it observed a decline of 1%, but saw growth in its global volume. Let's check Coca-Cola's latest results and also focus on the various challenges that it is facing.

    Quarterly performance

    Coca-Cola's net more »

  • Has This Soda Maker Gone Flat?

    By Leo Sun - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, MNST, PEP

    Shares of soda makers might be going flat soon, after industry bellwether Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) reported second quarter revenue that came in below analyst expectations. The company attributed that sales shortfall to weaker global demand for its carbonated drinks, poor weather conditions in North America, and floods in Europe. As a result, shares of the usually robust stock slipped nearly 2% on July 16.

    What do Coca-Cola’s lackluster earnings more »

  • Coca-Cola: Sweet Returns in the Making Thanks to Emerging Markets

    By Adrian Campos - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: KO, MNST, PEP

    As I drink a cold Coke on a summer night, I can't help thinking that Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is one of the best examples of a stock that you should see as a long-term investment, rather than a trading vehicle, simply because there is no risk the company will disappear all of the sudden. You have been drinking Coca-Cola for a while, so did your parents, and most likely more »

  • Is This Beverage Stock a Good Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, MNST, PEP, SODA

    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is hoping to report better results for the second quarter of 2013 after starting the year off poorly during Q1. According to the company’s 10-Q, revenue was down only slightly, but with very little absolute change in costs operating income fell by 4%. That’s hardly a dramatic decline, but with Coca-Cola currently trading at 21 times trailing earnings the valuation is pricing in moderate to more »

  • The 5 Most Profitable Products on the Market

    By Mark Morelli - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: MO, AAPL, KO, MJN, MNST

    Many of the top U.S. companies derive a significant portion of their revenue and profit from only one or two products. In this article I'll take a look at the top five products as ranked by one gauge of profitability --- operating margin --- and how those products affect the businesses that market them. The list was compiled by 24/7 Wall Street.

    Baby formula

    Ranked number five is Enfamil more »

  • Coca-Cola's Branding Brilliance

    By Dan Moskowitz - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: KO, MNST, PEP

    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) should deliver long-term gains for investors, but is it the best option in its peer group? Its archrival, Pepsi (NYSE: PEP), always poses a significant threat. And in the energy drink market, Coca-Cola is chasing Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST). Let’s take a look at how this is all likely to play out in the coming years.

    The Coke brand

    The two most recognizable words in the more »

  • Will an Energy Drink Ban Impact the Soda Market?

    By Stephanie Faris - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: KO, MNST, PEP

    Editor's Note: The original article stated the AMA would get behind a ban on energy drinks; this is incorrect. This article has been amended and Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    Shares of Monster Beverages (NASDAQ: MNST) fell recently as energy drinks continue to undergo scrutiny by government officials. The American Medical Association announced a discussion of a resolution to ban energy drinks for those under 18, leading many more »

  • Four Reasons to Be Long Monster Beverage

    By Adrian Campos - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: KO, MNST, PEP

    Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) has been around since the 1930s. It began in California as a fresh juice company, which went bankrupt in 1988. The same year, the company was bought by California CoPackers and was renamed Hansen Beverage. On January 2012, the company became public and changed its name to Monster Beverage.

    Long gone are the days when Monster ancestor Hansen's Natural manufactured juice. Monster Beverage's main more »

  • How to Energize Your Portfolio

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, MNST, PEP

    In an industry that's becoming increasingly competitive, I still like Monster (NASDAQ: MNST) as the best pure-play in the fast-growing energy drink market. The stock has been underperforming due to regulatory concerns and lawsuits, but this could present a great buying opportunity. 

    Access to the the fast growing energy drink market is hard to find, given that Monster is the only publicly traded energy drink company among the three more »

  • Beverage Stocks: Know Your Risks, or Risk Your Future

    By Marina Avilkina - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: KO, MNST, PEP

    In the beverage industry, no one can stand up to PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) and Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) due to their massive production, distribution systems, and most importantly, the brand value attached with them. Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) has successfully emerged as the world's second-largest energy drink company (behind Red Bull). Buying the shares of these companies presents a predicament for investors as the companies are solid dividend payers. However more »

  • Caffeine Companies: Three Stocks to Wake You Up

    By Ben Popkin - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, MNST, SBUX

    Caffeine if a slightly addictive substance that millions of people start their day with across the world. For years, people have been turning to caffeine to wake them up or help them stay alert. Caffeine can be found in coffee, energy shots and other supplements. While its health risks have been questioned, no one can deny its impact in our daily lives. Let’s look as some companies that specialize more »

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