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 highest price target was 63.64, which equates to a potential upside of 19.15 percent. The lowest price target was 42, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.34 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

MNST has an estimated earnings growth rate of 18.65 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of MNST is 2.31.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MNST hit 55.50 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 40.64. Today's price is 31.42 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.77 percent below the high. 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 market cap of MNST is $30.68 billion. MNST will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.