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 price target was 63.64, implying potential capital gains of 19.15 percent. The minimum price target given was 42, implying potential capital losses of -21.36 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. MNST has a PEG ratio of 2.31.

MNST has traded between a high of 55.50 and a low of 40.64 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 31.42 percent, and 3.77 percent lower than its 52-week high. MNST has a P/E 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.