Analyst Ratings for Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:MNST) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, MNST was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 14 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MNST. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 63.64, which equates to a potential upside of 19.15 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, implying a possible loss of -21.36 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.34 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MNST to grow at a rate of 18.65 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MNST has a PEG ratio of 2.31.

In the last 52-weeks, MNST has achieved a high of 55.50 and a low of 40.64. Currently the stock is 31.42 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.77 percent. MNST has a price/earnings ratio of 43.07. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MNST value stock report compares MNST to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $30.68 billion. MNST will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.