Shares of Compania Cervecerias Unidas (NYSE:CCU) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 106,394 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 17% from the previous session’s volume of 128,123 shares.The stock last traded at $22.78 and had previously closed at $22.77.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on CCU shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Compania Cervecerias Unidas from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, May 20th. TheStreet upgraded Compania Cervecerias Unidas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 6th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. downgraded Compania Cervecerias Unidas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 20th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Compania Cervecerias Unidas has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.00.

The stock has a market capitalization of $4.16 billion and a PE ratio of 22.41. The company’s 50 day moving average is $22.63 and its 200-day moving average is $21.46.

Other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Russell Frank Co boosted its position in Compania Cervecerias Unidas by 118.2% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 126,890 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,760,000 after buying an additional 68,727 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Compania Cervecerias Unidas by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 329,917 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,148,000 after buying an additional 1,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, WBI Investments Inc. purchased a new position in Compania Cervecerias Unidas during the fourth quarter worth about $1,462,000.

Compania Cervecerias Unidas SA is a beverage company. The Company operates as a brewer, soft drinks producer, water and nectar producer, wine producer and pisco distributor. It also participates in the home and office delivery (HOD), rum and confectionery industries in Chile; in the beer, water and soft drinks industries in Uruguay, and in the soft drinks, water and nectar industries and beer distribution in Paraguay and Bolivia.

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