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November 15, 2012
12:23 EDTMNST, JOYStocks with call strike movement; MNST JOY
Monster Beverage (MNST) March 52 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 48, Joy Global (JOY) January 65 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 47 according to iVolatilty.
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August 18, 2014
07:12 EDTMNSTMonster Beverage price target raised to $98 from $82 at Credit Suisse
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05:27 EDTMNSTMonster Beverage downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies downgraded Monster Beverage to Hold with a $95 price target saying the valuation looks full following the recent rally in shares.
August 15, 2014
16:38 EDTMNSTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in positive territory despite some soft economic data points, including a weaker than expected report on manufacturing in the New York area and a lower than expected consumer confidence reading. The market short circuited following reports of a skirmish in the Ukraine where a Russian convoy was supposedly fired upon when it crossed the border. The averages quickly dropped and were only able to partially recover, as investors moved to the sidelines to avoid additional geopolitical risk over the weekend. ECONOMIC EVENTS: The NY Fed's Empire manufacturing survey had a reading of 14.69, versus expectations for a 20.0 reading. The Producer Price Index increased 0.1% overall, matching expectations. The core reading was up 0.2%, which was also in-line with the consensus forecast. Industrial production increased 0.4% in July, beating the consensus 0.2% growth forecast. That nudged up capacity utilization to 79.2%, versus 79.1% previously. The first University of Michigan consumer confidence reading for August fell 2.6 points to 79.2, versus expectations for it to have edged up to 82.0. Treasury international capital data showed foreigners dumped $153.5B in total U.S. assets in July after buying a revised $33.1B in June. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Monster Beverage (MNST) surged $21.84, or 30.48%, to $93.49 after Coca-Cola (KO) bought a stake in the energy drink maker and the companies announced a long-term strategic partnership and asset swap. Coca-Cola will pay $2.15B for a 16.7% stake in Monster, the companies announced last night. Under the terms of their agreement, Coca-Cola will add two directors to Monster's board. Coke will transfer ownership of its worldwide energy business including brands like NOS, Full Throttle, Burn, Mother, Play and Power Play, and Relentless to Monster, in trade for which Monster will transfer its non-energy business to Coke. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN), which rose 81c, or 9.6%, to $9.25 after the company announced interim results from an ongoing Phase 2 proxy study of a potential chronic hepatitis C virus regimen that analysts at Piper Jaffray called "impressive." Also higher was Paylocity (PCTY), which advanced $2.17, or 9.79%, to $24.34 after reporting better than expected fourth quarter revenue and guiding to higher than expected sales in its first quarter. Among the noteworthy losers was retailer J.C. Penney (JCP), which fell 24c, or 2.46%, to $9.50 despite posting a narrower than expected loss for the second quarter. Also lower were shares of another department store owner, Dillard's (DDS), which dropped $9.49, or 8.21%, to $106.11 after reporting quarterly results that missed expectations. INDEXES: The Dow dropped 50.67, or 0.3%, to 16,662.91, the Nasdaq gained 11.92, or 0.27%, to 4,464.93, and the S&P 500 slipped 0.12, or 0.01%, to 1,955.06.
12:39 EDTMNSTOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:16 EDTMNSTMonster surges as Coca-Cola takes 16.7% stake in company
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10:01 EDTMNSTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:10 EDTMNSTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:09 EDTMNSTMonster Beverage to hold a conference call
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09:03 EDTMNSTMonster Beverage sees 2013 pro forma op. income above $700M after Coke deal
Monster Beverage (MNST) estimated its 2013 operating income to be over $700M on a pro forma basis following its new deal, as compared to $600M for "current Monster," the company stated in slides discussing its long-term strategic partnership and asset swap with Coca-Cola (KO). The company estimated its 2013 pro forma 2013 net sales at $2.4B, up from $2.2B for current Monster. The company sees a pro forma 2Q14 cash balance of $2.6B, compared to $0.8B for current Monster. Reference Link
07:16 EDTMNSTCoca-Cola stake in Monster a win-win for both, says Wells Fargo
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07:12 EDTMNSTMonster Beverage price target raised to $94 from $75 at Stifel
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07:09 EDTMNST, MNSTMonster Beverage upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA
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06:24 EDTMNSTMonster Beverage volatility expected to move on Coca-Cola takes 16.7% stake
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August 14, 2014
19:08 EDTMNSTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:58 EDTMNSTSodaStream up 3.5% after Coca-Cola takes stake in Monster Beverage
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17:08 EDTMNSTSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: CONSOL Energy (CNX), Google (GOOG), Level 3 (LVLT), Time Warner (TWC), and New Oriental (EDU). INCREASED STAKES: YPF SA (YPF), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), AIG (AIG), and American Airlines (AAL). DECREASED STAKES: Teva (TEVA), Liberty Global (LBTYK), Barrick Gold (ABX), EQT (EQT), and Comcast (CMCSA). LIQUIDATED STAKES: FedEx (FDX), Monster Beverage (MNST), Google (GOOGL), Devon Energy (DVN), Marathon Petroleum (MPC).
16:50 EDTMNSTMonster Beverage up 24% after Coca-Cola takes 16.7% stake
16:43 EDTMNSTCoca-Cola, Monster Beverage enter into long-term strategic partnership
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16:40 EDTMNSTCoca-Cola takes 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15B
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