I truly believe a takeover is very close to happening. Best opportunity for a suitor is now! KO, PEP, DPS.
With the pps now around 48, it certainly will attract renewed interest from those your mentioned (I'd add BUd)
who were cool to the idea of an acquisituion when MNST was in the 70's.
I read that DPS is a real possibility. KO is crazy not to strike first. MNST its time for you to be bought.