Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

Media coverage about Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the consumer goods maker an impact score of 45.6775967158292 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on BUD shares. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $111.00 target price on Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Vetr cut Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $104.70 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, May 1st. Jefferies Group LLC set a $139.00 price objective on Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 29th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $128.10.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) traded down 0.49% on Friday, hitting $116.30. The stock had a trading volume of 1,449,439 shares. The stock has a market cap of $224.89 billion, a PE ratio of 57.98 and a beta of 1.07. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $115.63 and its 200-day moving average price is $112.94. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has a 12 month low of $98.28 and a 12 month high of $136.08. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA also saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 446 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 120% compared to the typical volume of 203 call options.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) last issued its quarterly 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 during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.15 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.06 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 31.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, 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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