Anheuser-Busch Inbev Sa (NYSE:BUD) Trading Down - Shorts Down -14.84%

Lloyd Doyle
November 15, 2017

Short shares decreased from 3,982,154 to 3,391,206 over that period.

Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE BUD) traded down $0.39 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $117.77. It dropped, as 33 investors sold BUD shares while 166 reduced holdings. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.83 EPS. analysts expect that Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA will post 4.22 EPS for the current year. Gfs Advisors Ltd Com stated it has 0.13% of its portfolio in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). The Hoplite Capital Management Lp holds 699,278 shares with $77.17 million value, down from 1.03 million last quarter. Assetmark Inc. increased its stake in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA by 18.6% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer And Co reported 17,765 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA had a return on equity of 16.57% and a net margin of 9.57%. 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 last quarter. Finally, Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its stake in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA by 23.3% in the second quarter. Haverford Trust Co now owns 874,549 shares with a value of $104,334,000.

The world's biggest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev is replacing the head of its North America business as the company aims to drive top line growth. The company has market cap of $5.65 billion. The New York-based Tremblant Cap Grp has invested 1.35% in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). The firm's 50-day moving average price is $126.21 and its 200-day moving average price is $126.15. Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) has declined 3.55% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $2.66 with 1.61B shares outstanding. The company had revenue of $14.74 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15 billion. During the same period previous year, the firm earned $1.02 earnings per share. Quantitative Inv Mgmt Limited Company has invested 0.26% in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). Argus started coverage on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a report on Friday, September 8th.

The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 7th. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Susquehanna Bancshares updated its forecast on BUD with a rating of "Hold" and price target of $129.00. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA's dividend payout ratio is 115.41%. Citigroup Inc. restated a "buy" rating on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA in a report on Monday, September 26th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 3 by Liberum Capital. They set a "buy" rating and a $136.00 target price on the stock.

Among 16 analysts covering IMAX (NYSE:IMAX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $133.42.

Consumers in the United States are shifting from AB InBev's mainstream lagers Budweiser and Bud Light to craft beers made by smaller brewers, Mexican imports or wines and spirits.

Doukeris has previously headed up the company's Chinese and Asia Pacific operations, helping to expand Budweiser globally and launching AB InBev's USA unit focused on import and craft beer brands, which have grown. The Company operates through seven segments: North America, Mexico, Latin America North, Latin America South, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Global Export and Holding Companies.

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