Cozad Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 5,155 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock, valued at approximately $519,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Haverford Trust Co. raised its stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 1.7% in the first quarter. Haverford Trust Co. now owns 827,321 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $90,956,000 after acquiring an additional 13,710 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 4.4% in the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,186,614 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $130,457,000 after acquiring an additional 49,513 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 21.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 271,533 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $29,852,000 after acquiring an additional 47,655 shares in the last quarter. Fayez Sarofim & Co raised its stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 6.7% in the first quarter. Fayez Sarofim & Co now owns 1,181,723 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $129,919,000 after acquiring an additional 74,119 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Toronto Dominion Bank raised its stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 896.0% in the first quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 107,329 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $11,798,000 after acquiring an additional 120,812 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 4.61% of the company’s stock.

Anheuser Busch Inbev stock opened at $89.29 on Friday. Anheuser Busch Inbev NV has a 1-year low of $87.32 and a 1-year high of $126.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $149.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 0.93.

Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The consumer goods maker reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.11 by ($0.01). Anheuser Busch Inbev had a net margin of 14.26% and a return on equity of 21.16%. The business had revenue of $14.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.16 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.06 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Anheuser Busch Inbev NV will post 4.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on BUD shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. HSBC upgraded Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, June 4th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded Anheuser Busch Inbev from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. Societe Generale upgraded Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Guggenheim started coverage on Anheuser Busch Inbev in a research note on Thursday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $107.00 price objective on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $119.41.

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.

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