What's Behind This Monster Surge?

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discusses topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin talks about one of the biggest winners on the market today, Monster Beverage. Shares are surging the most since -- well, not that long ago, when they leaped higher on buyout rumors from Coca-Cola. The good thing about today's gains, though, is that they're here to stay. The energy drink company posted yet another monster growth quarter. The company continues to impress with its industry-topping margins and growth rate. Its balance sheet is the envy of many larger corporations as well, as it sits on a pile of cash and doesn't have a ball-and-chain debt burden like many growing companies.

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At the time thisarticle was published Austin Smith owns shares of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. The Motley Fool owns shares of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendMonster Beverage, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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