Headlines about Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anheuser Busch Inbev earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the consumer goods maker an impact score of 47.096119713235 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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Several research firms recently commented on BUD. Deutsche Bank raised Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research raised Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Jefferies Group set a $134.00 price target on Anheuser Busch Inbev and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $128.00 price target on Anheuser Busch Inbev and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “underweight” rating on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $126.53.

Shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE BUD) traded down $0.86 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $115.12. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,133,789 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,510,000. The stock has a market cap of $194,810.00, a P/E ratio of 43.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.71. Anheuser Busch Inbev has a 12 month low of $103.55 and a 12 month high of $126.50.

Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The consumer goods maker reported $1.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.50 by ($0.19). The business had revenue of $14.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15 billion. Anheuser Busch Inbev had a return on equity of 16.57% and a net margin of 9.57%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 26.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.83 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Anheuser Busch Inbev will post 4.16 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Anheuser Busch Inbev

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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