Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) Stock Price

Headlines about Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the consumer goods maker an impact score of 45.8579617011416 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) traded up $0.13 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $115.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 727,462 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,555,665. The stock has a market capitalization of $195,350.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.81 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 debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a current ratio of 0.82.

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

The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $1.8534 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.07%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s payout ratio is 119.92%.

Several research firms recently commented on BUD. Jefferies Group LLC set a $139.00 target price on Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 29th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $129.00 target price on Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Argus began coverage on Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a report on Friday, September 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $136.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub lowered Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently 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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