How Does Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) Stack Up Right Now?

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) is an interesting player in the Consumer Goods space, with a focus on Beverages – Brewers. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $80.45, up from yesterday’s close by 6.27%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) currently trades with a market capitalization of $18.67 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 204.26 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.02 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.91 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.16% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how TAP has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Molson Coors Brewing Company recorded a 52-week high of $102.14. It is now trading 21.69% off that level. The stock is trading $81.36 its 50-day moving average by 0.91%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $72.71.

In recent action, Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) has made a move of -5.00% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.35, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.05% with $172.36 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of TAP.

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