Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates Buy Rating for Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD)

Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $124.00 price target on the consumer goods maker’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price objective points to a potential upside of 19.30% from the company’s current price.

Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Societe Generale upgraded Anheuser-Busch InBev from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Anheuser-Busch InBev from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. JPMorgan Chase lifted their price objective on Anheuser-Busch InBev from $98.72 to $102.48 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Monday, March 5th. Jefferies Group set a $134.00 price objective on Anheuser-Busch InBev and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares set a $128.00 price objective on Anheuser-Busch InBev and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $123.25.

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BUD opened at $103.94 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $177,892.00, a PE ratio of 26.00, a P/E/G 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 12 month low of $101.21 and a 12 month high of $126.50.



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

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in BUD. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA increased its holdings in Anheuser-Busch InBev by 138.5% during the 4th quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA now owns 1,240 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $138,000 after purchasing an additional 720 shares during the period. Delpha Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Anheuser-Busch InBev during the 4th quarter valued at about $149,000. Acropolis Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in Anheuser-Busch InBev during the 4th quarter valued at about $167,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its holdings in Anheuser-Busch InBev by 58.5% during the 4th quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,694 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $189,000 after purchasing an additional 625 shares during the period. Finally, Tower Bridge Advisors purchased a new position in Anheuser-Busch InBev during the 4th quarter valued at about $212,000. Institutional investors own 5.91% of the company’s stock.

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About Anheuser-Busch InBev

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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