Fayez Sarofim & Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) by 4.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,134,543 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock after buying an additional 48,084 shares during the period. Fayez Sarofim & Co. owned 0.07% of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA worth $135,351,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in BUD. Eqis Capital Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 19.7% during the 2nd quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,230 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $356,000 after buying an additional 532 shares during the last quarter. Doyle Wealth Management grew its position in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 7.3% during the 2nd quarter. Doyle Wealth Management now owns 65,039 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $7,178,000 after buying an additional 4,436 shares during the last quarter. Financial Architects Inc grew its position in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 3,131 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $346,000 after buying an additional 215 shares during the last quarter. Huntington National Bank grew its position in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 61.2% during the 2nd quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,412 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $266,000 after buying an additional 916 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. grew its position in shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA by 5.1% during the 2nd quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. now owns 2,008 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $222,000 after buying an additional 97 shares during the last quarter. 5.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) traded up $0.08 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $114.99. 1,591,866 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,025,958. The firm has a market cap of $194,705.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.52, a P/E/G ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.07. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has a 12 month low of $98.28 and a 12 month high of $126.50. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The consumer goods maker reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.50 by ($0.19). The company had revenue of $14.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15 billion. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA had a return on equity of 16.57% and a net margin of 9.57%. The company’s revenue was up 26.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.83 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA will post 4.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 7th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a $1.8534 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 3.07%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s dividend payout ratio is currently 117.28%.

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A number of brokerages recently weighed in on BUD. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $125.00 price objective (up previously from $111.00) on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $139.00 target price on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 29th. Finally, Argus started coverage on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research note on Friday, September 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $136.00 target price for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $127.39.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD)

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