Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.16

Press coverage about Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anheuser-Busch InBev earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the consumer goods maker an impact score of 45.224950924836 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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NYSE:BUD traded down $1.12 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $103.94. 2,071,048 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,740,218. The stock has a market cap of $177,892.00, a P/E ratio of 25.73, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a current ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. Anheuser-Busch InBev has a fifty-two week low of $101.21 and a fifty-two week high of $126.50.

Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The consumer goods maker reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $14.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.49 billion. Anheuser-Busch InBev had a return on equity of 19.47% and a net margin of 14.17%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.43 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Anheuser-Busch InBev will post 5.03 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 2nd will be issued a dividend of $2.4784 per share. This is a boost from Anheuser-Busch InBev’s previous semiannual dividend of $1.85. This represents a yield of 4.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 1st. Anheuser-Busch InBev’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 79.46%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $128.00 price objective on Anheuser-Busch InBev and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Anheuser-Busch InBev from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. JPMorgan Chase cut their price objective on Anheuser-Busch InBev from $102.48 to $96.28 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $124.00 price objective on shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised Anheuser-Busch InBev from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Anheuser-Busch InBev currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $123.25.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev Company Profile

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a brewing company, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks worldwide. It offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck's, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Chernigivske, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, Sibirskaya Korona, and Skol.

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