Hansen's Natural is a leading marketer of all natural sodas, fruit juices, juice drinks and energy drinks such as Monster Energy. The Brand has been recognized nationally for over 70 years and has enjoyed a loyal consumer following for its high quality, delicious all-natural beverages.
Goldman Sachs reported that Hansen's Natural (HANS) is among the top candidates for takeover because of the increased pace of M&A activity in the consumer staples sector. The rumor about a possible takeover of Hansen's Natural with bidders such as Coke (NYSE:KO), PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) and Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD) as likely bidders are making their rounds again.
From the start of December into January, Hansen's has established a clearly defined trading trend for the past 10 years. With an average gain of 19.5% during this period for the last decade, Hansen's stock price appears to have some juice left.
December 09 into January 10 up 18.56%
December 08 into January 09 up 22.89%
December 07 into January 08 up 5.75%
December 06 into January 07 up 38.99%
December 05 into January 06 up 33.03%
December 04 into January 05 up 24.26%
December 03 into January 04 up 12.23%
December 02 into January 03 up 4.71%
December 01 into January 02 up 14.25%
December 00 into January 01 up 20.39%
Disclosure: I have no position in Hansen's Natural stock.