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Monster Beverage (MNST -9.7%) dives after incident reports released by the FDA cite the...

Monster Beverage (MNST -9.7%) dives after incident reports released by the FDA cite the company's energy drink as a possible link in five separate deaths over the last few years. The agency doesn't draw any conclusions, but an increased focus on the sector seems likely.
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  • haruglory12
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    At the risk of being seen as callous, only five deaths out of the millions that have had monsters drinks is an insignificant number. Government CAFE standards kill many more Americans because car companies use more light weight metals in cars causing more significant injuries to occur in accidents—all in the name of higher MPG and the environment of course.
    22 Oct 2012, 02:22 PM Reply Like
  • New Century
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    Perhaps more importantly, the alternatives to monster continue to increase; energy pills ( http://bit.ly/QOhNmB ) seem to be the next big thing.
    22 Oct 2012, 02:29 PM Reply Like
  • bigbenorr
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    Tomorrow: MNST rallies as millions of addicts stock up in fear of a government ban.
    23 Oct 2012, 01:02 AM Reply Like
  • Joseph Poma
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    LEAP call options are going to be the best way to play this drop. Things may not look pretty in the short term, but just like a major oil spill for an oil company or a fast food company being sued for having hot coffee, this too shall pass.

     

    In addition, the lower price makes this company an acquisition target, more so than before. Buying up this company at this level is going to provide tremendous growth potential. Settle out of court any possible lawsuits, if any, then change the formulas to reduce the caffeine levels, if necessary. Future problems averted and growth back on track!

     

    Possible acquirers: KO (because of their horrible Full Throttle energy drink line) or BUD
    23 Oct 2012, 03:19 AM Reply Like
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