Shares of Monster Beverage (MNST -0.2%) show no ill effect from the candid remarks made by...

|About: Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST)|By:, SA News Editor

Shares of Monster Beverage (MNST -0.2%) show no ill effect from the candid remarks made by PepsiCo execs on the firm's earnings call pointing to a lack of interest in pursuing M&A activity in the energy drink space. If Coca-Cola (previous) and PepsiCo are scratched out as buyers of Monster, it would appear the leading candidate could be Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD -0.4%) - a company facing a matured beer market in the U.S. and potentially in need of a jolt of energy.