Merger watch: Monster Beverage has the growth Coca-Cola needs


A purchase of Monster Beverage (MNST +2.9%) would command a high deal price, but also give the buyer a huge base in the energy drink market to work with, says Edward D. Jones' Jack Russo.

Coca-Cola (KO +1%) is the company that would be the logical choice to make a run for Monster's strong growth, but it hasn't tipped off any renewed interest.

The final push for Coca-Cola to pull the trigger could be another period or two of soft demand for soft drinks in the U.S.

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  • redarrow5150
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    WOW! NEVER HEARD THIS BEFORE...said no one. Hey declining soda sales for KO have been trending this way for YEARS. KO won't buy but may and I emphasize the "may" take an equity stake in MNST. I will continue to say Warren Buffett makes more sense in buying MNST than KO.
    10 Jan 2014, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • Weighing Machine
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    edward jones? don't they sell bibles door to door?
    10 Jan 2014, 05:32 PM Reply Like
  • psychological-dividends
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    Be nice. They weren't bailed out as far as I know.
    18 Jan 2014, 03:13 PM Reply Like
  • slam stocks
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    Rumoured for sometime, but MNST is an overpriced company selling a trendy product that is under government scrutiny for the death of a few kids over dosing on the drink. The drink might be safe, but don't think of the stock in the same manner. Still a supporter of KO and don't believe MNST will be purchased anytime soon.
    10 Jan 2014, 05:58 PM Reply Like
  • redarrow5150
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    Trendy? You're showing your age considering energy drinks have been around for nearly 20 years. FDA has given approval and the lawsuits over death will IMO be thrown out.
    10 Jan 2014, 06:26 PM Reply Like
  • mister-ugly
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    If Reed doesn't become an acquirer in beverage sector; Reed will be acquired for organic soda's & fastest growing organic drink. Kombucha!!!
    10 Jan 2014, 11:47 PM Reply Like
  • wbjudge
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    KO will buy WTER. They won't buy MNST.
    11 Jan 2014, 01:13 AM Reply Like
  • redarrow5150
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    LOL. Right because KO doesn't have water in their portfolio of drinks. Pumping are we?
    12 Jan 2014, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • wbjudge
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    Just seeing if anyone was paying attention. I would fall out of my chair backwards if they acquired either one.
    12 Jan 2014, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • dbestnindy
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    If Jones said it, I believe it. Loved the bible by the way, found some great stories in there.
    12 Jan 2014, 11:33 PM Reply Like
  • psychological-dividends
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    So how does this possibility interplay with the current Full Throttle product?
    18 Jan 2014, 03:14 PM Reply Like
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