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Shares of Monster Beverage (MNST +6.9%) keep spiking higher as chatter picks up that the company...

Shares of Monster Beverage (MNST +6.9%) keep spiking higher as chatter picks up that the company could be a takeover target. A buyout makes some sense with beverage industry volumes - both beer and soda - sluggish and Monster in some need of a refresh after taking on some criticism over the health effects of its energy drinks. Is Coca-Cola (KO +0.3%) back in the picture? (previous: KO-MNST talk)
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  • Michael Bryant
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    I think that would be a great buy to diversify (KO)'s brands and provide more growth.
    15 Feb 2013, 12:04 PM Reply Like
  • thebevman
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    False hope as no one would buy at a time like this. Wall street players as well as company execs are gasping for stock price to go up before 2012 Q4 results are posted, which will equal huge fall.
    15 Feb 2013, 01:40 PM Reply Like
  • thebevman
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    They may cause themselves another investigation with these false hopes
    15 Feb 2013, 01:41 PM Reply Like
  • D Harns
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    Proactive move to relabel their beverages was a good call. Great balance sheet and solid growth plus plenty of room in international markets. I think KO should pull the trigger.
    15 Feb 2013, 04:05 PM Reply Like
  • Bajista
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    I think Q4 results will be good by normal standards. They did well before although they missed expectations by a penny or 2 and since this was considered a growth stock it was punished. Then came the investigation of all of the energy drinks and since then the Shorts have been actively beating the stock price down.

     

    The last take over rumor pushed PPS to 52 wk high until Pepsi or Coke ( can't remember which) publicly denied having any interest in buying MNST out.
    15 Feb 2013, 04:17 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    Buy the rumor. Sell the news.
    19 Feb 2013, 12:12 AM Reply Like
  • redarrow5150
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    It's the annual whose going to buyout MNST and today is the day. Not going to happen especially considering the lawsuits. The only KO buys MNST if some hedge firm, Buffet or competitor knocks on the door. I think what you could see by the end of this year is KO taking an equity stake into MNST (much like GE & Comcast) but right now don't see it happening. I expect the earnings to be in line but expenses and administrative cost for the past qtr will set the stage for 2013.
    15 Feb 2013, 04:31 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    Something tells me Icahn might step in. But that is just my guess.
    19 Feb 2013, 12:14 AM Reply Like
  • redarrow5150
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    Not the type of stock Ichan buys...IMO.
    19 Feb 2013, 09:01 AM Reply Like
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