Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST), after suffering losses recently due to several recent health reports on the safety of energy drinks as a whole, got a boost today, as Stifel Nicolaus gave the company a buy recommendation with a target price of $65. In this video, Motley Fool consumer goods analyst Blake Bos tells us what was behind the buy rec, and whether this is really the best value investment play you could make in this space.

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