Strategic Partnership, Dividend, Technical Updates, and Tender Offer Extension - Research Reports on Monster, Whirlpool, Michael Kors, Altria and Tyson

NEW YORK, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: MNST), Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS), Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) and Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE: TSN). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/5911-100free.

Monster Beverage Corp. Research Reports

On August 14, 2014, Monster Beverage Corp. (Monster) and The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) jointly announced that they have entered into definitive agreements for a long-term strategic partnership with an aim to boost growth for both companies in the fast-growing, global energy drink category. According to the terms of the partnership, Coca-Cola will acquire an approximately 16.7% ownership interest in Monster (post issuance) and will have two Directors on Monster's Board of Directors. Further, Coca-Cola will transfer ownership of its worldwide energy business, including NOS, Full Throttle, Burn, Mother, Play and Power Play, and Relentless, to Monster. In return, Monster will transfer its non-energy business, including Hansen's Natural Sodas, Peace Tea, Hubert's Lemonade and Hansen's Juice Products, to Coca-Cola. Also, Coca-Cola will become Monster's preferred distribution partner globally and Monster will become Coca-Cola's exclusive energy play. At the closing of the transaction, Coca-Cola will make a net cash payment of $2.15 billion to Monster. In return, Monster will issue its common stock to Coca-Cola. The Company expects the transaction to close in late 2014 or early 2015. The full research reports on Monster are available to download free of charge at:


Whirlpool Corporation Research Reports

On August 19, 2014, Whirlpool Corporation's (Whirlpool) Board of Directors declared a $0.75 per share quarterly dividend on its common stock, payable on September 15, 2014, to holders of record at the close of business on August 29, 2014. The full research reports on Whirlpool are available to download free of charge at:


Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. Research Reports

On August 19, 2014, Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.'s (Michael Kors) stock moved up 0.74% to end the trading session at $79.95, extending gains from the previous trading session. Shares in Michael Kors opened the session at $79.43 and oscillated in the range of $79.07 - $80.01. Over the past twelve months, the stock has returned 12.19%. The shares of the Company were trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $79.87 and $79.70 respectively. The full research reports on Michael Kors are available to download free of charge at:


Altria Group Inc. Research Reports

On August 19, 2014, shares in Altria Group Inc. (Altria) ended the day 0.47% higher at $42.70, in line with the Dow Jones Industrial Average that moved up 0.48% during the same trading session. Altria's stock opened the session at $42.60 and fluctuated between $42.30 and $42.71. The stock is trading near its 52-week high of $43.70. Over the past three months, the stock has gained 6.67%, outperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average that gained 3.33% during the same period of time. The full research reports on Altria are available to download free of charge at:


Tyson Foods, Inc Research Reports

On August 19, 2014, Tyson Foods, Inc. (Tyson) and The Hillshire Brands Company (Hillshire Brands) jointly announced that Tyson has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Hillshire Brands for $63.00 per share in cash, without interest, to August 26, 2014 from August 19, 2014. The Company stated that the extension was done to allow additional time for the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. Further, all terms and conditions of the Offer shall remain unchanged during the extended period. Both the companies plan to close the transaction by or before September 27, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. The full research reports on Tyson are available to download free of charge at:


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