In today’s session Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (BUD) registered an unusually high (276) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the June, 2017 call, expecting serious BUD increase. With 276 contracts traded and 4944 open interest for the Jun, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: BUD170616C00115000 closed last at: $3.4 or 3% up. About 1.46M shares traded hands. Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) has declined 17.49% since April 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.42% the S&P500.
Analysts await Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $1.34 earnings per share, down 14.10% or $0.22 from last year’s $1.56 per share. BUD’s profit will be $2.26B for 18.61 P/E if the $1.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.83 actual earnings per share reported by Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 61.45% EPS growth.
Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) Ratings Coverage
Out of 19 analysts covering Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), 13 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 5 “Hold”. This means 68% are positive. $157 is the highest target while $100 is the lowest. The $129.63 average target is 29.98% above today’s ($99.73) stock price. Anheuser-Busch InBev has been the topic of 30 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Societe Generale downgraded Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) on Tuesday, April 5 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Underperform” rating given by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 10. The stock of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) earned “Buy” rating by HSBC on Tuesday, December 8. The rating was upgraded by Kepler Cheuvreux to “Buy” on Monday, August 22. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by Credit Agricole on Monday, November 2. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 26 by ING Group. The stock of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 26. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, July 21. BNP Paribas upgraded Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) on Monday, November 16 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, September 8 by RBC Capital Markets.
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 BudweiserÂ®, Stella ArtoisÂ® and BeckÂ’sÂ®, alongside LeffeÂ®, HoegaardenÂ®, Bud LightÂ®, SkolÂ®, BrahmaÂ®, AntarcticaÂ®, QuilmesÂ®, Michelob UltraÂ®, HarbinÂ®, SedrinÂ®, KlinskoyeÂ®, Sibirskaya KoronaÂ®, ChernigivskeÂ®, HasserÃ¶derÂ® and JupilerÂ®. 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 CoronaÂ® brand.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.02, from 1 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, 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.
Epoch Partners Incorporated holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 33,184 shares. Moreover, Barclays Public Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 48,265 shares. Kornitzer Capital Mngmt Ks has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Moreover, Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd has 0.57% invested in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 627,549 shares. Hamel Assocs last reported 0.24% of its portfolio in the stock. Fincl Architects Inc has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Moreover, Thrivent For Lutherans has 0.05% invested in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) for 83,856 shares. Spot Trading Limited Company holds 29,722 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Winfield Assocs accumulated 2,320 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Advsrs Asset Mngmt Inc holds 18,808 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Amp Capital has 0.04% invested in the company for 46,719 shares. Weitz Inv last reported 15,000 shares in the company. Whittier Tru Co accumulated 980 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Tru Department Mb Savings Bank N A reported 36 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Trust Of Virginia Va last reported 1.19% of its portfolio in the stock.
Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV is a Belgium firm engaged in the brewers industry. The company has a market cap of $168.18 billion. The Firm owns a portfolio of over 200 beer brands. It has a 53.31 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 recent Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (BUD) Is the King of Sin Stocks” on November 16, 2016. Also Quotes.Wsj.com published the news titled: “DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY” on February 11, 2011. Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Is Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (ADR) Trying to Snuff Out Craft Beer Competition?” with publication date: October 25, 2015 was also an interesting one.
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