News articles about Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anheuser Busch Inbev earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the consumer goods maker an impact score of 46.355787069693 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Several analysts have issued reports on BUD shares. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Argus started coverage on Anheuser Busch Inbev in a report on Friday, September 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $136.00 price target for the company. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $129.00 price target on Anheuser Busch Inbev and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Societe Generale lowered Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “underweight” rating on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Anheuser Busch Inbev presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $127.81.

Shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE BUD) traded up $0.12 during trading on Friday, hitting $110.62. The stock had a trading volume of 1,898,084 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,454,517. Anheuser Busch Inbev has a fifty-two week low of $102.50 and a fifty-two week high of $126.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $187,306.42, a P/E ratio of 32.25, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 7th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were given a $1.8534 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.07%. Anheuser Busch Inbev’s payout ratio is 118.01%.

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About Anheuser Busch Inbev

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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