Argus downgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Macquarie downgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from an outperform rating to a neutral rating and set a $75.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. Societe Generale raised shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $102.29 price target for the company in a report on Monday, October 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Guggenheim started coverage on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev in a report on Thursday, September 13th. They issued a buy rating and a $107.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $113.26.

Anheuser Busch Inbev stock opened at $77.23 on Monday. Anheuser Busch Inbev has a 1-year low of $72.88 and a 1-year high of $118.25. The company has a market capitalization of $123.96 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.74 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.47.

Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 25th. The consumer goods maker reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by ($0.04). Anheuser Busch Inbev had a net margin of 12.64% and a return on equity of 18.68%. The business had revenue of $13.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.74 billion. Sell-side analysts forecast that Anheuser Busch Inbev will post 4.08 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 28th will be issued a dividend of $0.9131 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.38%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 27th. Anheuser Busch Inbev’s dividend payout ratio is currently 91.83%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. CWM LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 1,605.2% during the 2nd quarter. CWM LLC now owns 989 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock worth $100,000 after acquiring an additional 931 shares during the last quarter. Opera Trading Capital bought a new stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev during the 2nd quarter worth $101,000. Ayalon Holdings Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev during the 3rd quarter worth $121,000. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust lifted its holdings in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 57.3% during the 2nd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 1,373 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock worth $138,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev by 87.4% during the 2nd quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 1,636 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock worth $165,000 after acquiring an additional 763 shares during the last quarter. 4.60% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Anheuser Busch Inbev

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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