Boston Private Wealth LLC lowered its position in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) by 2.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 135,446 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock after selling 3,522 shares during the quarter. Boston Private Wealth LLC’s holdings in Anheuser Busch Inbev were worth $14,891,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp lifted its position in Anheuser Busch Inbev by 8.4% during the fourth quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp now owns 6,598 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $736,000 after buying an additional 513 shares during the period. First Western Capital Management Co lifted its position in Anheuser Busch Inbev by 1.8% during the fourth quarter. First Western Capital Management Co now owns 29,999 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $3,347,000 after buying an additional 518 shares during the period. M&T Bank Corp lifted its position in Anheuser Busch Inbev by 0.9% during the first quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 60,252 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $6,624,000 after buying an additional 541 shares during the period. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. lifted its position in Anheuser Busch Inbev by 23.8% during the fourth quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 2,837 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $313,000 after buying an additional 546 shares during the period. Finally, Quadrant Capital Group LLC lifted its position in Anheuser Busch Inbev by 21.5% during the first quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 3,347 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $356,000 after buying an additional 592 shares during the period. 5.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Anheuser Busch Inbev opened at $93.59 on Friday, according to MarketBeat. Anheuser Busch Inbev NV has a 1 year low of $91.70 and a 1 year high of $126.50. The company has a quick ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $156.35 billion, a PE ratio of 23.17, a P/E/G ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 1.01.

Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th. The consumer goods maker reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by ($0.06). Anheuser Busch Inbev had a return on equity of 19.43% and a net margin of 13.45%. The business had revenue of $13.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $12.94 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.74 EPS. Anheuser Busch Inbev’s quarterly revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Anheuser Busch Inbev NV will post 4.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 2nd were given a $2.4784 dividend. This is a positive change from Anheuser Busch Inbev’s previous semiannual dividend of $1.85. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 1st. This represents a yield of 4.72%. Anheuser Busch Inbev’s payout ratio is 91.83%.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on BUD. ValuEngine lowered Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price target on Anheuser Busch Inbev from $102.48 to $96.28 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $127.00 price target on Anheuser Busch Inbev and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $124.00 price target on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Anheuser Busch Inbev presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $122.79.

Anheuser Busch Inbev Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD)

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