Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) Share Price

Media stories about Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the consumer goods maker an impact score of 46.0063232580015 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) opened at $117.77 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30. The stock has a market cap of $193,850.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.45, a P/E/G ratio of 1.84 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.

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 (EPS) 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 the consensus estimate of $15 billion. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA had a return on equity of 16.57% and a net margin of 9.57%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 26.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.83 EPS. analysts expect that Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA will post 4.22 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 7th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a $1.8534 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.07%. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 115.41%.

BUD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $128.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $129.00 target price on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Argus assumed coverage on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a research report on Friday, September 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $136.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $139.00 target price on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 29th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $127.39.

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About Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA

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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