Some Traders See Unusual Bearish Options Activity in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR)


 Some Traders See Unusual Bearish Options Activity in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR)

In today’s session Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (BUD) recorded an unusually high (1,566) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the October, 2016 put, expecting serious BUD decrease. With 1,566 contracts traded and 66444 open interest for the Oct, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: BUD161021P00125000 closed last at: $1.45 or 0% . About 857,050 shares traded hands. Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) has risen 12.93% since March 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.59% the S&P500.

Analysts await Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) to report earnings on November, 4. They expect $1.15 EPS, up 12.75% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.02 per share. BUD’s profit will be $1.86B for 27.75 P/E if the $1.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.06 actual EPS reported by Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.49% EPS growth.

Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) Ratings Coverage

Out of 17 analysts covering Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), 14 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 82% are positive. Anheuser-Busch InBev has been the topic of 25 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Underperform” on Wednesday, July 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, April 5 by Societe Generale. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of BUD in a report on Friday, February 26 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, September 30. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT given on Tuesday, July 21. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, December 8 by HSBC. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, October 5. The stock of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) earned “Buy” rating by Berenberg on Friday, November 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by Vetr given on Thursday, August 13.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Anheuser-Busch is the leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies. Their portfolio of well over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong connections with consumers. They invest the majority of their brand-building resources on their Focus Brands – those with the greatest growth potential such as global brands Budweiser®, Stella Artois® and BeckÂ’s®, alongside Leffe®, Hoegaarden®, Bud Light®, Skol®, Brahma®, Antarctica®, Quilmes®, Michelob Ultra®, Harbin®, Sedrin®, Klinskoye®, Sibirskaya Korona®, Chernigivske®, Hasseröder® and Jupiler®. In addition, the company owns a 50 percent equity interest in the operating subsidiary of Grupo Modelo, Mexico’s leading brewer and owner of the global Corona® brand.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.25, from 1.25 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 37 funds sold all Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) shares owned while 150 reduced positions. 41 funds bought stakes while 146 increased positions. They now own 91.82 million shares or 6.76% more from 86.01 million shares in 2016Q1.
Raymond James & Assoc reported 185,265 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Capstone Invest Ltd Liability last reported 82,121 shares in the company. Boston Advsrs Llc has 6,216 shares for 0.02% of their US portfolio. Perkins Coie accumulated 0.01% or 125 shares. Caz Invests L P has 9,870 shares for 1.38% of their US portfolio. Riggs Asset Managment Inc last reported 110 shares in the company. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada holds 0.13% or 1.59M shares in its portfolio. Parametric Ltd Llc owns 647,455 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Profund Advisors Ltd Liability has 0.04% invested in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 6,588 shares. Private Advisor Group Ltd Limited Liability Company last reported 24,873 shares in the company. Johnson Gp accumulated 0.02% or 1,034 shares. Polaris Greystone Grp Limited Liability, a California-based fund reported 130,111 shares. Hugh Johnson Limited holds 1.67% of its portfolio in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 32,629 shares. Baldwin Brothers Ma has 92,232 shares for 2.5% of their US portfolio. Cambridge owns 92,788 shares or 0.94% of their US portfolio.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA is a global brewer. The company has a market cap of $206.05 billion. The Firm has a portfolio of over 200 beer brands. It has a 53.84 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through seven divisions: North America, Mexico, Latin America North, Latin America South, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Global Export and Holding Companies.

BUD Company Profile

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (AB InBev) is a global brewer. The Firm has a portfolio of over 200 beer brands. The Firm operates through seven divisions: North America, Mexico, Latin America North, Latin America South, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Global Export and Holding Companies. The Company’s brand portfolio includes global brands, such as Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; international brands, including Beck’s, Leffe and Hoegaarden, and local champions, such as Bud Light, Skol, Brahma, Antarctica, Quilmes, Victoria, Modelo Especial, Michelob Ultra, Harbin, Sedrin, Klinskoye, Sibirskaya Korona, Chernigivske, Cass and Jupiler.

More notable recent Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) news were published by: which released: “Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (BUD): 3 Pros, 3 Cons” on August 23, 2016, also with their article: “Is Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (ADR) Trying to Snuff Out Craft Beer Competition?” published on October 25, 2015, published: “DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY” on February 11, 2011. More interesting news about Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) were released by: and their article: “This Bud’s For You: Latin America, Africa Add Beer Earnings” published on September 16, 2015 as well as‘s news article titled: “Cheers! DOJ approves Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR)-SAB Miller Deal” with publication date: July 21, 2016.

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