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  • Yahoo: Why I'm Buying In (Finally) [View article]
    Yahoo is definitely on the up and up. Today I received a new instant travel notification for my flight. I had no idea how in the heck yahoo new I was flying on jetblue today as I am not a frequent traveler. But I now know it's because I had my yahoo mail app open and it must have caught the email I received from jetblue. Awesome Awesome Awesome. Yahoo is back on track and I believe Food and Travel are smart moves to invest their apps in. Tripadvisor, Kayak would be great additions in the Yahoo family.
    Nov 6, 2014. 03:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Speculation builds on Monster Beverage buyout [View news story]
    Just like Sugar is on the decline, so is Energy drinks and the last thing Coke needs is to buy into something that's gonna die out just like Vitaminwater did.
    Apr 9, 2014. 04:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monster Beverage lower after whiff in Q3 [View news story]
    Energy buzz has played out, keep opening countries for what? Too late as most Countries have had energy drinks long time before Monster. No more is it an exciting product, now turning towards a scary Monster. Open a country hoping to increase sales, but all it does is increase operating costs. Decreasing price to try and keep showing a volume increase in the US - not a sustainable plan.
    Time to cut your losses short.
    RIP Monster
    Nov 7, 2013. 05:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monster Beverage Q1 2013 Earnings Preview [View article]
    Here's a thought for MNST - tweak the formula, go a bit more natural, use stevia as sweetener, use yerba mate as the caffeine - may relieve some controversy.
    But you cannot keep comparing fabricated caffeine additives to the natural caffeine of coffee. Completely different effects on the body, more so on the aftermath. Yes they both give you the short term energy boost but long term - natural caffeine products have less harmful effect.
    In regards to kids and mcdonalds/fast food - well its definitely not fake fabricated meat or French fries. It may not be filet mignon or lean beef but non the less it is real meat and potatoes.
    I love how MNST keeps talking about Sales growth. The sales growth is being created by themselves highly discounting basically paying for the growth themselves. Cause if they were to ever show a decline, oh boy, besides stock going down it would just show America/Consumers in general that yes energy drinks are no longer the in thing but something of the past that's headed down hill.
    May 9, 2013. 12:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monster Beverage Management Discusses Q1 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Here is a thought, try and go a bit more natural - use Stevia as the sweetener and Yerba Mate as the caffeine. Both are natural products and may help avoid legal battles, plus its the positive movement.
    May 9, 2013. 02:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monster Beverage Q1 2013 Earnings Preview [View article]
    Cash Flow is lower than ever they cannot continue to buy stock. It's a temporary bandaid anyhow. According to Sales staff across country, worst sales year ever. Seems its plateaued in the US, hence the heavy discounting and drop in profits. Sales spikes are due to heavy discounting - in basic terms not adding new customers buyers simply making current customers buy in bulk which hurts them in long run. And Marketing is down as well with all the lawsuits not much to do similar cigarette marketing. International growth hmm I think they are over and past the energy drink boom heck they started the boom way before the US in 1990s. International has past energy and into Coconut, I wouldn't count on much International boom, last I was abroad I didn't see foreign consumers going nuts about American products especially not in Asia/Japan.
    But if your into risks hey maybe the Dollar surpasses the Yen/Pound/Euro.
    May 7, 2013. 07:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monster Beverage And Its Monstrous Growth Opportunities For 2013 [View article]
    Cash Flow is lower than ever they cannot continue to buy stock. It's a temporary bandaid anyhow. According to Sales staff across country, worst sales year ever. Seems its plateaued in the US, hence the heavy discounting and drop in profits. Sales spikes are due to heavy discounting - in basic terms not adding new customers buyers simply making current customers buy in bulk which hurts them in long run. And Marketing is down as well with all the lawsuits not much to do similar cigarette marketing. International growth hmm I think they are over and past the energy drink boom heck they started the boom way before the US in 1990s. International has past energy and into Coconut, I wouldn't count on much International boom, last I was abroad I didn't see foreign consumers going nuts about American products especially not in Asia/Japan.
    But if your into risks hey maybe the Dollar surpasses the Yen/Pound/Euro
    May 7, 2013. 07:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monster (MNST) -2.7% AH after Bloomberg reports of a fresh study (presented today at an American Heart Association meeting) indicating energy drinks can raise blood pressure and produce an irregular heartbeat. The study's lead author suggests those with pre-existing heart conditions drink cautiously. Monster is no stranger to seeing its shares hit by health-related controversies. [View news story]
    FDA is about as lazy as a Politician as is Airport Security. C'mon we had to get to Sep 11th to take some action. You had to have horse meat in burgers to take action and soon will have to wait til everyone starts having irregular heart beats/anxiety attacks for them to take action on energy drinks.

    http://bloom.bg/16M7VUT

    All I am saying is why do we always react after the fact and not before the fact! There needs to be long term effect study just like every other product!

    Time will tell hence MNST a High Risk.
    Mar 21, 2013. 06:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The FDA is in receipt of a letter from a group of doctors and researchers urging the agency to take action on the caffeine levels in energy drinks. Though large-sized coffee drinks contain a much higher level of caffeine, data on emergency room visits suggests more complications are seen from the consumption of energy drinks than other caffeinated drinks. Shares of Monster Beverage (MNST), up 2.5%, remain unfazed by the most recent attack on the energy drink industry. [View news story]
    FDA is about as lazy as a Politician as is Airport Security. C'mon we had to get to Sep 11th to take some action. You had to have horse meat in burgers to take action and soon will have to wait til everyone starts having irregular heart beats/anxiety attacks for them to take action on energy drinks.

    http://bloom.bg/16M7VUT

    All I am saying is why do we always react after the fact and not before the fact! There needs to be long term effect study just like every other product!

    Time will tell hence MNST a High Risk.
    Mar 21, 2013. 06:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The FDA is in receipt of a letter from a group of doctors and researchers urging the agency to take action on the caffeine levels in energy drinks. Though large-sized coffee drinks contain a much higher level of caffeine, data on emergency room visits suggests more complications are seen from the consumption of energy drinks than other caffeinated drinks. Shares of Monster Beverage (MNST), up 2.5%, remain unfazed by the most recent attack on the energy drink industry. [View news story]
    LOL, funny you mention soda as recent Harvard study shows - http://bit.ly/Y1Lacq
    Sure the ABA will fight it, but its all true. Let the consumer decide with all the knowledge. Not being negative, we all just need to be well informed. I would hate for my child to be drinking something which in the future, after someone finally researched, causes a fatal health risk.

    Cigarettes still sell but at least everyone knows all the risks!

    Flourish, well lets says 2 huge insiders buy backs may have helped. And a great story on how media has caused consumption to go down.

    Well, only time will tell will it. But one would have to be blind to ignore, that in todays day and age, consumers are smarter and switch trends more often than the past. And now I would have to say the Trend is highly changing to a Natural/Healthy living lifestyle. And yes, for a caffeine fix the trend is also going towards a natural cup of coffee with natural occurring caffeine.
    Mar 21, 2013. 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The FDA is in receipt of a letter from a group of doctors and researchers urging the agency to take action on the caffeine levels in energy drinks. Though large-sized coffee drinks contain a much higher level of caffeine, data on emergency room visits suggests more complications are seen from the consumption of energy drinks than other caffeinated drinks. Shares of Monster Beverage (MNST), up 2.5%, remain unfazed by the most recent attack on the energy drink industry. [View news story]
    User has it correct unlike Red Arrow. The point being, a coffee bean is natural and has natural occurring caffeine.
    Energy drinks are manufactured and has synthetic/manufactured caffeine added. Plus other manufactured ingredients added that can increase the effects of caffeine as well as other ingredients.
    End of day we just need to have a study done on these effects.

    And yes Red Arrow, just like Red Meat has been studied - that too much can cause high cholesterol, cancer, etc... At least the study has been done and the public is well informed.

    Why are you so scared to have a true study on energy drinks? Should the public not be thoroughly informed?
    Mar 20, 2013. 11:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The FDA is in receipt of a letter from a group of doctors and researchers urging the agency to take action on the caffeine levels in energy drinks. Though large-sized coffee drinks contain a much higher level of caffeine, data on emergency room visits suggests more complications are seen from the consumption of energy drinks than other caffeinated drinks. Shares of Monster Beverage (MNST), up 2.5%, remain unfazed by the most recent attack on the energy drink industry. [View news story]
    Maybe the reason Energy Drinks, though having less caffeine than large size coffee, are more dangerous due to being mixed with other chemicals. Coffee is not mixed with anything, its just coffee, a natural bean. Energy Drinks are manufactured - a mix of many ingredients - guarana, taurine, l-caratine, etc.... Maybe rather than looking at solely the effects of caffeine, they should study the combined effects of all ingredients. Plus coffee isn't mixed with alcohol as much as energy drinks.
    Mar 19, 2013. 02:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 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[View news story]
    They may cause themselves another investigation with these false hopes
    Feb 15, 2013. 01:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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[View news story]
    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.
    Feb 15, 2013. 01:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Be Afraid Of This Monster [View article]
    Going back to 2008, 2 for $5 now 2 for $3, would hate to see price in next 5 years.

    RedArrow, love your Optimism. I though am a realist. I believe you just pointed all the facts as to why most see the illusion of category growth:
    1. Opening New Markets
    2. Heavily Discounting
    I would not call that growth, but more so a Bandaid. Opening new markets is a very high cost/expense and one cannot sustain Heavily discounting the product and expect the same gains. Key word is Sustain.
    As a Realist, I see the Opening of new markets and heavy discounting as a Bandaid which gives the illusion of growth. Hey if you see it as the category is growing, well hey bet the farm, go all in and buy buy buy right now.
    Feb 3, 2013. 10:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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