Investors Sell Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD) on Strength (BUD)

Traders sold shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $75.55 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $112.15 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $36.60 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Anheuser Busch Inbev had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Anheuser Busch Inbev traded up $0.70 for the day and closed at $114.90

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $128.00 target price on Anheuser Busch Inbev and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “underweight” rating on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Jefferies Group set a $134.00 target price on Anheuser Busch Inbev and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Societe Generale downgraded Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $126.53.

The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30. The company has a market capitalization of $194,553.50, a P/E ratio of 33.50, a P/E/G ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.04.

Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The consumer goods maker reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.50 by ($0.19). The firm had revenue of $14.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15 billion. Anheuser Busch Inbev had a net margin of 9.57% and a return on equity of 16.57%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.83 EPS. equities analysts expect that Anheuser Busch Inbev NV will post 4.16 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC boosted its stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 332.7% during the 3rd quarter. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC now owns 2,380 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock worth $284,000 after acquiring an additional 1,830 shares in the last quarter. Adviser Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev during the 3rd quarter worth about $298,000. Turim 21 Investimentos Ltda. bought a new stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev during the 3rd quarter worth about $58,623,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev during the 3rd quarter worth about $1,278,000. Finally, CI Investments Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev during the 3rd quarter worth about $17,599,000. Institutional investors own 5.67% of the company’s stock.

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Anheuser Busch Inbev Company Profile

Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (AB InBev) is a Belgium-based company engaged in the brewers industry. The Company owns a portfolio of over 200 beer brands. 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.

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