Shares of Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (NYSE:CCU) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the five analysts that are presently covering the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $25.25.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Compania Cervecerias Unidas from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 29th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Compania Cervecerias Unidas from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 15th.

Compania Cervecerias Unidas (NYSE:CCU) opened at 24.74 on Thursday. Compania Cervecerias Unidas has a 12 month low of $19.31 and a 12 month high of $24.79. The stock has a market cap of $4.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.56 and a beta of 0.54. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $23.30 and its 200 day moving average price is $21.35.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, April 20th will be given a dividend of $0.3297 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, April 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.63%. Compania Cervecerias Unidas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 38.46%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. World Asset Management Inc increased its position in Compania Cervecerias Unidas by 8.0% in the third quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 12,360 shares of the company’s stock valued at $250,000 after buying an additional 917 shares during the period. Shell Asset Management Co. increased its position in Compania Cervecerias Unidas by 4.3% in the third quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 37,350 shares of the company’s stock valued at $754,000 after buying an additional 1,555 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE increased its position in Compania Cervecerias Unidas by 43.5% in the third quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 5,345 shares of the company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 1,619 shares during the period. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. increased its position in Compania Cervecerias Unidas by 14.3% in the third quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 26,058 shares of the company’s stock valued at $526,000 after buying an additional 3,262 shares during the period. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC bought a new position in Compania Cervecerias Unidas during the fourth quarter valued at $100,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 13.76% of the company’s stock.

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Compania Cervecerias Unidas Company Profile

Compania Cervecerias Unidas SA is a diversified beverage company operating principally in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Company operates as a brewer, soft drinks producer, water and nectar producer, wine producer and pisco distributor. The Company’s segments include Chile, International Business and Wine.

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