Dow Jones today, Aug. 15, 2014: U.S. stocks slumped Friday, turning downward from early gains this morning, after new reports emerged of rising geopolitical conflict in Ukraine. This morning, a Ukrainian military leader said his forces had attacked a column of Russian armored trucks that crossed the border.
- Dow Jones Today Sheds 50 Points; MNST and AGN Among Day's Biggest Gainers
- Monster Beverage (Nasdaq: MNST) Stock Soars on Coca-Cola Deal, Eyes Global Growth
Monster Beverage Corp. (Nasdaq: MNST) stock jumped more than 32% this morning (Friday) after the company announced that The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) had acquired a 17% stake in the energy beverage company as part of a new long-term partnership.
News of the deal sent MNST stock as high as $94.93 on Friday, its highest price since 2006.