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Hansen Natural Corp blows Dr. Pepper Snapple out of the water. . .



August 13, 2008 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: DPS , MNST

Hey, I am not a dishonest investor.  I can see when and how I am wrong when I am wrong.

Dr. Pepper Snapple's frightening earnings report is so frightening to me because of the fact that it's non-carbonated portion of the portfolio fell in volume more than twice the carbonated!

When you pin your hopes on DPS's wide array of juice drinks to carry the company forward to some good (albeit slow) growth.... and they totally bomb... That's just not cool.

I know I said I'd siphon shares of DPS and pour them into HANS and any (idiot) would do that. 

Problem is that HANS has skyrocketed so much in the past few days and I have no idea if the share price has peaked or where the peak on the thing is.  Another concern is that I've already chosen CCBEF (Clearly Canadian) as my "Handcuff" awhile back.  I'm invested 1,000 shares into Clearly Canadian because I am a huge believer now in their C.E.O. Bobby G.

Bobby G's the kinda nutcase that a dying company needs to achieve a successful turnaround.

HANS just scares me a bit with it's up $60, down $21, back up $27 roller coaster.  Exactly WHAT is HANS worth?  I can not even take a gander.

What I do know about HANS is this crazy "MONSTER Energy Drink" is basically replacing Coffee itself as the morning drink of choice.  Seriously.  It's that insanely popular.

Monster Energy Drink is electric.  It's huge.

So, before I fulfill my DPS - HANS  Challenge I will need to do some more research into HANS and I will need to digest DPS's upcoming conference call.

It is interesting that DPS is doing real well with Wall Street: Shares up 50 cents.  There still are reasons to like DPS, but there seems to be more reasons to Drink Monster.

3 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On August 13, 2008 at 12:23 PM, IBleedConcrete (30.01) wrote:

If Dr. Pepper earnings disappoint you and Hansen seems too volatile and expensive, why even invest in a beverage company?  No one is putting a gun to your head.  And no one here cares about your challenge or your honesty, just make intelligent decisions and try to make money.

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#2) On August 13, 2008 at 9:57 PM, Varchild2008 (83.99) wrote:

Can't have intelligence without honesty.

And the concept with the "Challenge" is something people SHOULD CARE.  Because, unless you fail to realize, it actually is an ingenious stock marketing strategy.

It's not one I thought of.... Handcuffing stocks and pulling money out of 1 into another is talked about by several expert analysts and stock investors in tons of articles.

You may not enjoy my style of writing in my blog.  I can't make you enjoy it.  But, don't disregard my comments as nothing more than blather.  I am actually making a much deeper point in my writing.

Heck.  If a new investor reads what I write and gets inspired to develop his/her own strategy a little a better then that's the whole point of my writing.

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#3) On August 13, 2008 at 9:58 PM, Varchild2008 (83.99) wrote:

Oh and I am sticking with D.P.S. after seeing the thing go up over 5%.

Apparently, the earnings report wasn't as bad as it looked at all.

So.. I think between the 2 companies... It is basically a TIE for the quarter.  HANS peaked Aug. 13th for the time being as well but it may go higher tomorrow.

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