Brinker Capital Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) by 38.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 52,254 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,446 shares during the quarter. Brinker Capital Inc.’s holdings in Anheuser Busch Inbev were worth $4,388,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in BUD. Clearbridge Investments LLC raised its holdings in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 5.8% during the 3rd quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 7,809,706 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $683,896,000 after purchasing an additional 429,408 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its holdings in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 6.2% during the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 4,729,784 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $414,186,000 after purchasing an additional 274,995 shares in the last quarter. Geo Capital Gestora de Recursos Ltd bought a new position in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev during the 4th quarter valued at $13,161,000. Deutsche Bank AG raised its holdings in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 70.7% during the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 383,120 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $25,211,000 after purchasing an additional 158,617 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Clarkston Capital Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 37.0% during the 4th quarter. Clarkston Capital Partners LLC now owns 512,315 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $33,715,000 after purchasing an additional 138,412 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 4.36% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts recently commented on BUD shares. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, January 4th. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $62.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 17th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from an “outperform” rating to a “top pick” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Finally, Societe Generale started coverage on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev in a report on Friday, February 1st. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $97.96.

Shares of BUD opened at $89.25 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $152.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.94, a PEG ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 1.16. Anheuser Busch Inbev NV has a one year low of $64.54 and a one year high of $106.86. The company has a current ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.47.

Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 28th. The consumer goods maker reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.15 by ($0.35). The firm had revenue of $14.25 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.11 billion. Anheuser Busch Inbev had a return on equity of 18.43% and a net margin of 8.00%. The business’s revenue was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.04 EPS. On average, research analysts expect that Anheuser Busch Inbev NV will post 5.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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. 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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