Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $123.36.

BUD has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Anheuser-Busch InBev from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $128.00 price objective on Anheuser-Busch InBev and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Jefferies Group set a $134.00 price target on Anheuser-Busch InBev and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Deutsche Bank upgraded Anheuser-Busch InBev from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase decreased their price target on Anheuser-Busch InBev from $106.68 to $98.72 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 15th.

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Shares of NYSE BUD traded up $1.53 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $109.47. 540,514 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,129,482. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 0.66 and a quick ratio of 0.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $182,768.55, a P/E ratio of 27.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.99. Anheuser-Busch InBev has a 1 year low of $101.21 and a 1 year high of $126.50.

Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 1st. The consumer goods maker reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $14.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.49 billion. Anheuser-Busch InBev had a return on equity of 19.47% and a net margin of 14.17%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.43 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Anheuser-Busch InBev will post 5.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Goodwin Daniel L acquired a new position in shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev in the fourth quarter valued at about $892,000. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC increased its holdings in shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev by 332.7% in the third quarter. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC now owns 2,380 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $284,000 after purchasing an additional 1,830 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev in the fourth quarter valued at about $1,128,000. US Bancorp DE increased its holdings in shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 237,068 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $26,447,000 after purchasing an additional 5,412 shares during the period. Finally, Port Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev in the fourth quarter valued at about $5,610,000. Institutional investors own 5.88% of the company’s stock.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev Company Profile

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a brewing company, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks worldwide. It offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck's, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Chernigivske, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, Sibirskaya Korona, and Skol.

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