Bearish Options Activity on Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) After Worse Fundamentals

 Bearish Options Activity on Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) After Worse Fundamentals

In today’s session Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (BUD) recorded an unusually high (504) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 put, expecting serious BUD decrease. With 504 contracts traded and 26794 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: BUD161216P00115000 closed last at: $3.9 or 29.1% down. About 979,759 shares traded hands. Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) has declined 7.64% since April 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.29% the S&P500.

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 20.34% above today’s ($107.72) stock price. Anheuser-Busch InBev has been the topic of 28 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Hold” rating by ING Group given on Wednesday, August 26. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) rating on Wednesday, July 6. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $106 price target. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 13 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, November 16 by BNP Paribas. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 2 by Credit Agricole. The rating was maintained by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy” on Thursday, September 17. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 22 by Kepler Cheuvreux. The rating was downgraded by Societe Generale to “Buy” on Tuesday, April 5. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 13 by Vetr. The company was reinitiated on Wednesday, October 5 by Morgan Stanley.

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 Q2 2016. Its down 0.25, from 1.25 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, 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.
Ladenburg Thalmann Service last reported 0.03% of its portfolio in the stock. Investec Asset accumulated 0.74% or 1.09 million shares. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Company owns 43,500 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Ferguson Wellman Cap owns 2,751 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. The Pennsylvania-based Glenmede Trust Na has invested 0.02% in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Narwhal Cap Mngmt accumulated 0.45% or 10,920 shares. Sather Fincl Group Inc has 0.91% invested in the company for 17,775 shares. Cacti Asset Mgmt Ltd Com has invested 2.37% of its portfolio in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Grp One Trading Lp owns 17,179 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Schroder Invest Group Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Jnba Financial Advisors last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Moreover, Clarkston Cap Prtn Limited Liability Com has 0.34% invested in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 50,025 shares. The Texas-based Eagle Global Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.22% in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Interocean Capital Limited has invested 1.43% of its portfolio in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Blackrock Inv Mngmt Llc owns 1.73 million shares or 0.29% 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 $178.62 billion. The Firm owns a portfolio of over 200 beer brands. It has a 57.58 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: Quotes.Wsj.com which released: “DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY” on February 11, 2011, also Marketwatch.com with their article: “Anheuser-Busch InBev SA ADR” published on October 02, 2009, 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) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (BUD) Stock Takes a Dip on Profit Miss” published on October 28, 2016 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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