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So, what’s Big Money? Said simply, that’s when a stock goes up in price alongside chunky volumes. It’s indicative of institutions betting on the shares.
Smart money managers are always looking for the next hot stock. And Monster Beverage has many fundamental qualities that are attractive.
This sets up well for the stock going forward. But how the stock is trading points to more upside. As I’ll show you, the Big Money has been consistent in the shares the last year.
You see, fund managers are always looking to bet on the next outlier stocks…the best in class. They spend countless hours sizing up companies, reading reports, speaking to analysts…you name it. When they find a company firing on all cylinders, they pounce in a big way.
That’s why I’ve learned how critical it is to gauge Big Money demand for shares. To show you what I mean, have a look at all the big money signals MNST has made the last year.
The last few days has seen Big Money activity, too. Each green bar signals big trading volumes as the stock ramped in price. Red signals are showing big selling in the shares:
In 2021, the stock has gained a modest 4%. But, MNST just made one of these rare green signals. It came after a solid earnings report. Generally speaking, recent green bars could mean more upside is ahead.
Now, let’s check out technical action grabbing my attention:
1Y outperformance vs. staples ETF (+4.19% vs. XLP)
Outperformance is huge for leading stocks.
Next, it’s a good idea to check under the hood. Meaning, I want to make sure the fundamental story is strong too. As you can see, Monster Beverage has been growing revenues and earnings rapidly. Take a look:
3-year sales growth rate (+10.94%)
3-year earnings growth rate (+22.6%)
Marrying great fundamentals with technically superior stocks is a winning recipe over the long-term.
In fact, Monster Beverage has been a top-rated stock at my research firm, MAPsignals, dozens of times the last few years. That means the stock has buy pressure, strong technicals, and growing fundamentals. We have a ranking process that showcases stocks like this on a weekly basis.
MNST has been a Big Money favorite since 2015. And since it first appeared on this report back on 1/13/2015, it’s up 157%. The blue bars below are the times that Monster Beverage was a top pick:
Looking at that chart above, that’s what I call the stairway to heaven! I wouldn’t be surprised if Monster Beverage makes additional appearances in the years to come. Let’s tie this all together.
Monster Beverage continues to fire on all cylinders technically alongside growing sales and earnings. I like the long-term story of the stock.
The Bottom Line
The Monster Beverage rally could have further to go. Big money buying in the shares is signaling to take notice. Shares could be positioned for further upside. Given the historical gains in share price and strong fundamentals, this stock could be worth a spot in a growth-oriented portfolio.
Disclosure: the author holds no position in MNST at the time of publication.
Learn more about the MAPsignals process here.
This article was originally posted on FX Empire