Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 446 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 120% compared to the average volume of 203 call options.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 target price on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research note on Monday, July 10th. BidaskClub lowered Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc restated a “neutral” rating and set a $125.00 price target (up from $111.00) on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $128.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $125.28.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA during the second quarter worth $101,000. Evercore Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA during the second quarter worth $104,000. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC boosted its stake in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 151.9% in the first quarter. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC now owns 985 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 594 shares in the last quarter. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA during the second quarter worth $110,000. Finally, Jacobus Wealth Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 4.2% in the first quarter. Jacobus Wealth Management Inc. now owns 1,042 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 42 shares in the last quarter. 5.50% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) opened at 118.63 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $117.12 and a 200-day moving average price of $113.76. The firm has a market cap of $229.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 59.14 and a beta of 1.07. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has a 1-year low of $98.28 and a 1-year high of $136.08.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The consumer goods maker reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.14 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $14.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.15 billion. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA had a net margin of 7.37% and a return on equity of 13.61%. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s revenue for the quarter was up 31.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.06 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA will post $4.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA Company Profile

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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