Shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) saw an uptick in trading volume on Wednesday . 2,140,768 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 29% from the previous session’s volume of 1,663,119 shares.The stock last traded at $125.45 and had previously closed at $124.59.

Several research firms have issued reports on BUD. Sanford C. Bernstein dropped their price target on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA from $125.30 to $121.70 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. HSBC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA in a report on Thursday, June 30th. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $102.00 to $106.00 in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. Vetr downgraded shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $139.26 price objective on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, March 29th. Finally, Susquehanna reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Anheuser Busch Inbev SA has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $132.80.

The firm has a market cap of $202.76 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.78. The company’s 50-day moving average is $127.03 and its 200-day moving average is $122.83.

Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.88 by $0.37. The company earned $9.40 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.94 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.40 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Anheuser Busch Inbev SA will post $3.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of BUD. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 192,268 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,034,000 after buying an additional 1,492 shares during the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. purchased a new stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA during the fourth quarter valued at $4,841,000. Veritable L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA by 24.9% in the fourth quarter. Veritable L.P. now owns 55,662 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,958,000 after buying an additional 11,103 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 113,961 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,245,000 after buying an additional 5,285 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev SA by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC now owns 152,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,000,000 after buying an additional 7,500 shares during the last quarter.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (AB InBev) is a global brewer. The Company has a portfolio of over 200 beer brands. The Company operates through seven segments: North America, Mexico, Latin America North, Latin America South, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Global Export and Holding Companies. 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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