How to buy Monster Beverage Corporation shares

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Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) is a leading beverages-non-alcoholic business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$92.27 after a previous close of US$92.57. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD91.64 to a high of USD92.94. The latest price was USD91.76 (25 minute delay). Monster Beverage Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Monster Beverage Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Monster Beverage Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MNST. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Monster Beverage Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$95.37, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Monster Beverage Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Monster Beverage Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Monster Beverage Corporation share price

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Monster Beverage Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
OpenUS$92.27
HighUS$92.94
LowUS$91.64
CloseUS$91.76
Previous closeUS$92.57
Change US$-0.81
Change % -0.875%
Volume 3,401,277
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$67.37 - US$99.24
50-day moving average US$93.48
200-day moving average US$91.2568
Target priceUS$104.56
PE ratio 33.7463
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.712

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Is it a good time to buy Monster Beverage Corporation stock?

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Monster Beverage Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $91.76

1 week (2021-06-14) -1.76%
1 month (2021-05-21) -0.27%
3 months (2021-03-19) 4.37%
6 months (2020-12-18) 1.81%
1 year (2020-06-19) 30.94%
2 years (2019-06-20) 44.46%
3 years (2018-06-20) 65.21%
5 years (2016-06-20) 76.27%

Is Monster Beverage Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Monster Beverage Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Monster Beverage Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Monster Beverage Corporation's P/E ratio

Monster Beverage Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Monster Beverage Corporation shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Monster Beverage Corporation's PEG ratio

Monster Beverage Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5751. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Monster Beverage Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Monster Beverage Corporation's EBITDA

Monster Beverage Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Monster Beverage Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Monster Beverage Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$4.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 35.2%
Gross profit TTM US$2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 18.42%
Return on equity TTM 30.99%
Profit margin 30.25%
Book value 10.331
Market capitalisation US$48.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Monster Beverage Corporation shares

There are currently 5.6 million Monster Beverage Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Monster Beverage Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 0.8% down from 5.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Monster Beverage Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Monster Beverage Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Monster Beverage Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Monster Beverage Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Monster Beverage Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Monster Beverage Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.63. In other words for every 100,000 Monster Beverage Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2630 shares are currently held short.

However Monster Beverage Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Monster Beverage Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Monster Beverage Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Monster Beverage Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Monster Beverage Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0149% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Monster Beverage Corporation shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Monster Beverage Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Monster Beverage Corporation stock.

Monster Beverage Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Monster Beverage Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Monster Beverage Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.24

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Monster Beverage Corporation's overall score of 31.24 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 67th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Monster Beverage Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Monster Beverage Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.18/100

Monster Beverage Corporation's social score

Social score: 10.8/100

Monster Beverage Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 3.76/100

Monster Beverage Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Monster Beverage Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Monster Beverage Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Monster Beverage Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.24
Total ESG percentile 67.12
Environmental score 10.18
Social score 10.8
Governance score 3.76
Level of controversy 2

Monster Beverage Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Monster Beverage Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Monster Beverage Corporation's shares ever split?

Monster Beverage Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 9 November 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Monster Beverage Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Monster Beverage Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Monster Beverage Corporation's share price.

Monster Beverage Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Monster Beverage Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$67.37 up to US$99.24. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MNST.US volatility(beta: 1.1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Monster Beverage Corporation's is 1.1011. This would suggest that Monster Beverage Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Monster Beverage Corporation overview

Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes energy drink beverages and concentrates in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Monster Energy Drinks, Strategic Brands, and Other. The company offers carbonated energy drinks, non-carbonated dairy based coffee and energy drinks, non-carbonated energy teas and shakes, non-carbonated energy drinks, and ready-to-drink packaged energy drinks primarily to bottlers and beverage distributors, as well as sells directly to retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, drug stores, foodservice customers, value stores, e-commerce retailers, and the military; and concentrates and/or beverage bases to bottling and canning operations. Monster Beverage Corporation sells its products under the Monster Energy, Monster Energy Ultra, Monster Rehab, Monster MAXX, Java Monster, Muscle Monster, Espresso Monster, Punch Monster, Juice Monster, Monster Hydro, Caffé Monster, Reign Total Body Fuel, Reign Inferno Thermogenic Fuel, NOS, Full Throttle, Burn, Mother, Nalu, Ultra Energy, Play and Power Play, Relentless, BPM, BU, Gladiator, Samurai, Live+, Predator, and Fury brands. The company was formerly known as Hansen Natural Corporation and changed its name to Monster Beverage Corporation in January 2012. Monster Beverage Corporation was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Corona, California.

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