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JimVanMeerten (56.30)

Hansen's is a Monster



May 23, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MNST

I was surprised to see Hansen's Natural Corp (HANS) near the top of the screen when I was screening on Barchart for high growth stocks having current price momentum.  Hansen's is an old name that's been around since the 1930's selling fresh fruit drinks in southern California.  Lately I've seen their trucks at a lot of music venues the younger crowd likes giving away their new MONSTER energy drink.  They have learned to keep up with the times and are growing not only nationally across the US but they have had recent success in Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean.  Future growth plans include Brasil, Asia and the rest of South America.

Hansen Natural Corporation, (HANS) through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of beverages in the United States and internationally. The company principally offers natural sodas, fruit juices and juice drinks, energy drinks and energy sports drinks, fruit juice smoothies and functional drinks, non-carbonated ready-to-drink iced teas, children’s multi-vitamin juice drinks, and flavored sparkling beverages under the Hansen’s brand name. It also involves in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of energy drinks under the Monster Energy, Monster Hitman Energy Shooter, Nitrous Monster Energy, and Lost Energy brand names; and Rumba, Samba, and Tango brand energy juices. In addition, the company markets, sells, and distributes ready-to-drink iced teas under the Peace Tea brand name; natural sodas, premium natural sodas with supplements, organic natural sodas, seltzer waters, and energy drinks under the Blue Sky brand name; and enhanced water beverages under the Vidration brand name, as well as Java Monster line of non-carbonated dairy based coffee and energy drinks, and X-Presso Monster Hammer energy drinks. Further, it offers Monster Energy brand energy drinks, including Monster Energy drinks, lo-carb Monster Energy drinks, Monster Energy Assault energy drinks, Monster Energy Khaos energy drinks, Monster Energy M-80 energy drinks, Monster Energy Heavy Metal energy drinks, Monster Energy MIXXD, Monster Energy Import energy drinks, and Monster Energy Dub Edition energy drinks. The company also provides Hansen’s Natural Lo-Cal juice cocktails; and Hansen’s SELF Beauty Elixir ready-to-drink beauty beverages. Its customers include full service beverage distributors, retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, drug chains, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, health food distributors, and food service customers. Hansen Natural Corporation was founded in 1985 and is based in Corona, California. ( Yahoo Finance Profile)

Factors to Consider:

Technical Factors:

1 - 100% Barchart technical buy signal

2 - Trend Spotter buy signal

3 - Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages

4 - 7 new highs and up 9.01% in the last month

5 - Relative Strength Index 73.40% and rising

6 - Trades around 69.56 with a 50 day moving average of 62.10

Fundamental Factors:

1 - Wall Street brokerage analysts have released 3 strong buy 2 buy and 4 hold recommendations

2 - Sales are projected to increase by 21.30% this year and 12.40% next year

3 - Earning forecasts are aggressive with a consensus of a 25.40% increase this year, another 15.70% next year and 13.20% annually for the next 5 years

General Investor Sentiment:

1 - On Motley Fool this is a popular stock with 2,321 readers expressing an opinion

2 - CAPS members vote 1,647 to 131 that the stock will beat the market

3 - The more experienced All Stars agree with a 516 to 27 vote

Summary:  Hansen Natural (HANS) This is an A financial strength company that has been around since the 1930's but is finding a way to keep up with the times.  It has current price momentum, highly aggressive sales and earning projections and if it does well in the international markets deserves a place on your watch lists.

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