Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $88.93.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev to a “hold” rating and set a $95.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, August 12th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Bank of America upgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Argus upgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 30th. Finally, UBS Group lowered shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 6th.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Wedbush Securities Inc. boosted its position in Anheuser Busch Inbev by 13.5% during the first quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 8,229 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $691,000 after buying an additional 980 shares during the period. Raymond James Trust N.A. boosted its position in Anheuser Busch Inbev by 3.0% during the second quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 8,156 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $722,000 after buying an additional 240 shares during the period. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. boosted its position in Anheuser Busch Inbev by 683.5% during the first quarter. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. now owns 3,134 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $263,000 after buying an additional 2,734 shares during the period. AE Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Anheuser Busch Inbev during the second quarter valued at about $419,000. Finally, MML Investors Services LLC boosted its position in Anheuser Busch Inbev by 32.2% during the first quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 17,294 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $1,452,000 after buying an additional 4,214 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 4.46% of the company’s stock.

Shares of BUD traded up $1.06 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $96.01. 50,141 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,800,030. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $95.14 and a 200 day moving average price of $86.28. The company has a market cap of $161.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a current ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30. Anheuser Busch Inbev has a 1 year low of $64.54 and a 1 year high of $102.70.

Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The consumer goods maker reported $1.25 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.13 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $13.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.81 billion. Anheuser Busch Inbev had a net margin of 13.81% and a return on equity of 21.79%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.95 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Anheuser Busch Inbev will post 5.06 EPS for the current year.

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. The company 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, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, and Skol.

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