Should Investors Be Buying Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) Stock Following Today’s RBC Capital Upgrade?

May 23, 2018 - By Marry Poplack

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.31, from 1.27 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 44 investors sold Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV shares while 158 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. 94.11 million shares or 1.92% more from 92.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Rhenman Ptnrs Asset Mgmt Ab has 0.04% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). First Interstate Bancshares stated it has 2,943 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Carlton Hofferkamp And Jenks Wealth Limited Liability Company owns 3,430 shares. Enterprise Fincl Serv has 0.04% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) for 762 shares. Eagle Glob Advsrs Ltd Co invested in 32,172 shares or 0.11% of the stock. The New York-based Sandhill Capital Prns Limited Liability Company has invested 0.08% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Regent Mngmt Limited Liability stated it has 0.68% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Ftb Advsr Inc reported 1,114 shares. San Francisco Sentry Inv Group (Ca) accumulated 1,240 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Lc has invested 0.23% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Eqis Cap Management reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Bahl And Gaynor reported 5,390 shares. 18,133 were reported by Fdx Inc. Kornitzer Inc Ks has 23,208 shares. Moreover, Wright has 0.18% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD).

Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) Stock Upgrade

The rating for shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) were increased by research analysts at RBC Capital from a Underperform rating to a Sector Perform rating in analysts note revealed to clients on 22 May.

The stock increased 0.77% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $94.93. About 3.01M shares traded or 22.43% up from the average. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD) has declined 3.50% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.05% the S&P500.

Analysts await Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.27 EPS, up 33.68 % or $0.32 from last year’s $0.95 per share. BUD’s profit will be $2.45 billion for 18.69 P/E if the $1.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 73.97 % EPS growth.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a brewing company, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks worldwide. The company has market cap of $183.10 billion. 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 brands. It has a 23.89 P/E ratio.

More notable recent Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “7 Consumer Stocks to Sell Now” on May 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “PepsiCo Is The Perfect 3G Target” published on May 18, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Game Plan For The Week – Cramer’s Mad Money (5/4/18)” on May 07, 2018. More interesting news about Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Play Into the Seasonal Strength of Anheuser Busch InBev NV (ADR)” published on April 24, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “This BUD’s For Me… And You Too?” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

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