Media headlines about Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the consumer goods maker an impact score of 45.2209685917527 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) traded up 0.20% on Friday, hitting $120.03. 886,687 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $232.10 billion, a PE ratio of 59.84 and a beta of 1.07. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $114.06 and its 200-day moving average is $111.94. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has a 52-week low of $98.28 and a 52-week high of $136.08. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA also saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors purchased 446 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 120% compared to the typical volume of 203 call options.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The consumer goods maker reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $14.18 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.15 billion. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA had a net margin of 7.37% and a return on equity of 13.61%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 31.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.06 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA will post $4.16 earnings per share for the current year.

BUD has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $111.00 price objective on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub raised shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price objective on shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA in a report on Friday, May 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $128.10.

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Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA Company Profile

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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