Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 446 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 120% compared to the average volume of 203 call options.

BUD has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $111.00 price objective on Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. BidaskClub upgraded Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $128.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $127.39.

Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) opened at $121.73 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $204.76 billion, a PE ratio of 35.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The consumer goods maker reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.50 by ($0.19). The firm had revenue of $14.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15 billion. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA had a net margin of 9.57% and a return on equity of 16.57%. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.83 EPS. analysts predict that Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA will post 4.22 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 7th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a $1.8534 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a yield of 3.07%. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s payout ratio is currently 112.87%.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC acquired a new stake in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in the second quarter valued at about $101,000. Evercore Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in the second quarter valued at about $104,000. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in the second quarter valued at about $110,000. Oakworth Capital Inc. lifted its position in Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 4.0% in the second quarter. Oakworth Capital Inc. now owns 1,175 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $130,000 after purchasing an additional 45 shares during the period. Finally, Johnson Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,179 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $130,000 after acquiring an additional 3 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 5.51% of the company’s stock.

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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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