After Today’s Bearish Options Activity, Is Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR)’s Near-Term Analysis Positive?

 After Today's Bearish Options Activity, Is Anheuser Busch InBev SA NV (ADR)'s Near Term Analysis Positive?

In today’s session Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (BUD) recorded an unusually high (200) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 put, expecting serious BUD decrease. With 200 contracts traded and 18734 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: BUD161118P00125000 closed last at: $3.5 or 20.5% down. About 766,629 shares traded hands. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) has risen 10.04% since March 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.56% the S&P500.

Analysts await Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (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 $1.94 billion for 27.88 P/E if the $1.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.06 actual EPS reported by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.49% EPS growth.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) Ratings Coverage

Out of 18 analysts covering Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), 14 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 78% are positive. Anheuser-Busch InBev has been the topic of 27 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Sterne Agee CRT initiated Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) on Tuesday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. Berenberg upgraded Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) on Friday, November 13 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, September 8. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 13 by Vetr. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by BNP Paribas on Monday, November 16. The company was maintained on Friday, February 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, April 5 by Societe Generale. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 5 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 8 by HSBC. The rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 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 is negative, as 37 funds sold all Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (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.
Tiemann Investment Advsrs Limited Com accumulated 0.43% or 3,510 shares. Independent Consultants Incorporated owns 2,485 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Parkside National Bank And Tru, a Missouri-based fund reported 463 shares. The New York-based Tower Rech Cap Ltd Company (Trc) has invested 0% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). King Luther Capital Corp last reported 9,360 shares in the company. Moreover, Blackrock Institutional Tru Company Na has 0% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 184,241 shares. Renaissance Tech Limited Company last reported 0.05% of its portfolio in the stock. First Mercantile holds 0.54% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 33,205 shares. Raab And Moskowitz Asset Lc has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Moreover, Essex Svcs has 0.1% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 3,263 shares. The Florida-based Finemark Commercial Bank has invested 0% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Veritable L P accumulated 0.19% or 56,392 shares. The Ontario – Canada-based Royal Savings Bank Of Canada has invested 0.13% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Company Of Vermont has invested 0% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Moreover, Edge Asset Inc has 0.15% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 130,885 shares.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV is a Belgium firm engaged in the brewers industry. The company has a market cap of $216.33 billion. The Firm owns a portfolio of over 200 beer brands. It has a 54.1 P/E ratio. 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 important recent Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) news were published by: Quotes.Wsj.com which released: “DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY” on February 11, 2011, also Marketwatch.com published article titled: “Anheuser-Busch InBev SA ADR”, Fool.com published: “Is Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (ADR) Trying to Snuff Out Craft Beer Competition?” on October 25, 2015. More interesting news about Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) was released by: Fool.com and their article: “The Coca-Cola Co. or Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR): Better Dividend Investment?” with publication date: April 14, 2016.

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