Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $124.62.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on BUD. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 target price on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Argus began coverage on Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a report on Friday, September 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $136.00 target price on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a report on Monday, July 10th. BidaskClub lowered Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $125.00 target price (up from $111.00) on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a report on Tuesday, August 1st.

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Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE BUD) remained flat at $124.10 during midday trading on Wednesday. The stock had a trading volume of 407,683 shares. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has a one year low of $98.28 and a one year high of $129.09. The stock has a market capitalization of $210.13 billion, a PE ratio of 61.86 and a beta of 1.07. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $119.28 and its 200 day moving average price is $115.92.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The consumer goods maker reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.14 by ($0.19). The firm had revenue of $14.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.15 billion. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA had a return on equity of 13.61% and a net margin of 7.37%. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s revenue was up 31.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.06 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA will post $4.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Hikari Tsushin Inc. purchased a new position in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in the 2nd quarter worth about $839,000. Griffin Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in the 2nd quarter worth about $360,000. Cetera Investment Advisers purchased a new position in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in the 2nd quarter worth about $207,000. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its stake in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 4,632 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock worth $511,000 after purchasing an additional 16 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Banco BTG Pactual S.A. increased its stake in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 30.3% in the 2nd quarter. Banco BTG Pactual S.A. now owns 695,420 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock worth $76,747,000 after purchasing an additional 161,544 shares in the last quarter. 5.49% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA 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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