Equities analysts expect that Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) will report earnings of $1.19 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s earnings. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA posted earnings of $0.83 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 43.4%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, October 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA will report full year earnings of $4.19 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.04 to $4.38. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $5.17 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.89 to $5.39. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The consumer goods maker reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.19. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA had a return on equity of 13.61% and a net margin of 7.37%. The firm had revenue of $14.18 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.15 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.06 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 31.2% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on BUD shares. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $111.00 target price on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub raised shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a report on Monday, July 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $126.81.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) traded up 0.23% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $121.49. The company had a trading volume of 1,080,910 shares. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has a 1-year low of $98.28 and a 1-year high of $136.08. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $117.83 and its 200 day moving average is $114.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $205.71 billion, a PE ratio of 60.56 and a beta of 1.07.

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Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Franklin Resources Inc. grew its position in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 0.8% in the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 8,950,919 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $987,823,000 after purchasing an additional 70,245 shares during the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its position in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 1.0% in the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 5,707,561 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $629,886,000 after purchasing an additional 57,541 shares during the last quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC boosted its position in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 11.3% during the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 4,938,501 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock worth $542,050,000 after acquiring an additional 502,195 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 51.0% during the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 3,892,315 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock worth $427,221,000 after acquiring an additional 1,315,414 shares during the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 12.5% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 3,170,017 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock worth $349,844,000 after acquiring an additional 352,595 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 5.50% of the company’s stock.

About Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA

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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