Media stories about Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) have trended positive on Saturday, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Monster Beverage Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.40 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 75 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Alpha One’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST)

MNST has been the subject of several research reports. Cowen and Company upped their price objective on shares of Monster Beverage Corporation to $60.00 in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on shares of Monster Beverage Corporation from $59.00 to $55.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, February 27th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up previously from $58.00) on shares of Monster Beverage Corporation in a research note on Thursday, March 2nd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Monster Beverage Corporation in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut shares of Monster Beverage Corporation from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Monday, April 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $56.71.

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) traded down 1.93% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $50.31. 3,423,241 shares of the stock traded hands. Monster Beverage Corporation has a 12-month low of $40.64 and a 12-month high of $55.50. The company has a market cap of $28.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.51 and a beta of 0.91. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $48.80 and its 200-day moving average is $45.81.

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $742.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $738.54 million. Monster Beverage Corporation had a net margin of 23.36% and a return on equity of 23.36%. The company’s revenue was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.79 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Monster Beverage Corporation will post $1.48 EPS for the current year.

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About Monster Beverage Corporation

Monster Beverage Corporation is a holding company. The Company develop, market, sell and distribute alternative beverage category beverages under the brand names of Monster Energy, Monster Rehab, Monster Energy Extra Strength Nitrous Technology, Java Monster, X-Presso Monster, Muscle Monster, Punch Monster, Hansen’s, Hansen’s Natural Cane Soda, Junior Juice, Blue Sky, Hubert’s, Worx Energy and Peace Tea.

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