Today Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) Had High Bullish Options Activity

 Today Anheuser Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) Had High Bullish Options Activity

In today’s session Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (BUD) registered an unusually high (602) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious BUD increase. With 602 contracts traded and 82904 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: BUD170120C00145000 closed last at: $0.3 or 0% . About 1.01M shares traded hands. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) has declined 6.06% since March 29, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.54% 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 $1.87B for 24.97 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), 13 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 72% are positive. $157 is the highest target while $100 is the lowest. The $129.63 average target is 12.86% above today’s ($114.86) stock price. Anheuser-Busch InBev has been the topic of 28 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. As per Monday, September 21, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, September 30. On Tuesday, July 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Nomura to “Neutral”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, October 5. On Tuesday, July 21 the stock rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 8 by HSBC. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Kepler Cheuvreux on Monday, August 22. The rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas on Monday, November 16 to “Outperform”. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 2 by Credit Agricole. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 13 by Berenberg.

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 fall, 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.
Narwhal Capital Mgmt has 10,920 shares for 0.45% of their US portfolio. Mackenzie Fincl has 97,775 shares for 0.07% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Levin Strategies L P has 0.01% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 5,000 shares. Endurance Wealth Management has invested 0% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Mizuho Usa, a New York-based fund reported 37,500 shares. Nomura Hldgs reported 150,229 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Guyasuta Investment Advsrs owns 11,020 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. Richard C Young & owns 63,640 shares or 1.86% of their US portfolio. Toronto Dominion Commercial Bank reported 16,348 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Connable Office accumulated 0.23% or 6,205 shares. Moreover, Colony Group Llc has 0.03% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 2,148 shares. Pennsylvania Trust, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 3,699 shares. Architects Inc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 600 shares. Texas Yale Corporation has 6,000 shares for 0.08% of their US portfolio. Natl Bank owns 19,342 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV is a Belgium firm engaged in the brewers industry. The company has a market cap of $187.08 billion. The Firm owns a portfolio of over 200 beer brands. It has a 48.46 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 notable recent Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (BUD) Stock Takes a Dip on Profit Miss” on October 28, 2016, also Quotes.Wsj.com with their article: “DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY” published on February 11, 2011, Marketwatch.com published: “Anheuser-Busch InBev SA ADR” on October 02, 2009. More interesting news about Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Is Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (ADR) Trying to Snuff Out Craft Beer Competition?” published on October 25, 2015 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “The Coca-Cola Co. or Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR): Better Dividend Investment?” with publication date: April 14, 2016.

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