No illegal ingredients , just sugar water with caffeine, probably not more unhealthy than cola. But these energy drinks are an easy target for politicians and lawyers and I do expect more news like this. With a negative news flow and a high valuation the stock is not worth the risk. With their clean balance sheet and because it is a possible takeover target it is a risky short too.
Hardly just sugar water and caffeine like Coke and Pepsi. It's the taurine that people are concerned about and for good reason. Will not be surprised at all to see the sale of drinks with this substance to be banned to the under 18 group.
Forget about the balance sheet, book value is 6 bucks. Absolutely no takeover target at even half this valuation. Forget about takeover at any price if taurine is going to be regulated.
Nothing to risk shorting this piggy at any price over 50. Short every bounce - diehard longs giving shorts great prices today to enter.