News stories about Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the consumer goods maker an impact score of 45.9902674013078 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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BUD has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 17th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $101.00 price target (down from $109.00) on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Vetr downgraded shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $104.70 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $132.00 price target on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $128.10.

Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) traded down 0.99% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $117.64. 2,470,567 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $114.56 and its 200-day moving average price is $112.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $227.48 billion, a PE ratio of 58.64 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 earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The consumer goods maker reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.19. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA had a net margin of 7.37% and a return on equity of 13.61%. The business had revenue of $14.18 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.15 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.06 EPS. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s revenue for the quarter was up 31.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA will post $4.16 EPS for the current 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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