Freestone Capital Holdings LLC Purchases 5,776 Shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD)

Freestone Capital Holdings LLC lifted its position in shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUDGet Rating) by 33.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 22,829 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,776 shares during the period. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC’s holdings in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV were worth $1,382,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC increased its position in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV by 89.0% during the 3rd quarter. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC now owns 482 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 227 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group acquired a new position in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV during the 4th quarter worth approximately $30,000. Liberty Wealth Management LLC grew its position in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV by 128.5% in the 3rd quarter. Liberty Wealth Management LLC now owns 562 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $31,000 after purchasing an additional 316 shares during the period. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV during the fourth quarter worth about $32,000. Finally, Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC raised its position in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV by 87.1% in the 4th quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 638 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock valued at $39,000 after buying an additional 297 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of BUD stock opened at $56.65 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 0.70 and a quick ratio of 0.54. The business has a 50-day moving average of $58.01 and a 200 day moving average of $59.79. The stock has a market capitalization of $112.17 billion, a PE ratio of 27.24, a P/E/G ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.38. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV has a 1-year low of $52.65 and a 1-year high of $79.67.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUDGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The consumer goods maker reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $13.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.20 billion. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV had a net margin of 7.55% and a return on equity of 11.42%. The company’s revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.51 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV will post 3.07 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 2nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 4th will be issued a $0.407 dividend. This represents a yield of 0.7%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 3rd. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 19.71%.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. StockNews.com initiated coverage on Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group cut their price objective on shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV from €59.00 ($62.77) to €58.00 ($61.70) in a report on Friday, May 6th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their target price on Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV from €60.00 ($63.83) to €65.00 ($69.15) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, April 4th. Barclays reduced their price target on Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV from €83.00 ($88.30) to €72.00 ($76.60) in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein cut their target price on Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV to $67.60 in a research note on Friday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $67.33.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV Profile (Get Rating)

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks worldwide. It offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, which primarily include Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck's, Hoegaarden, Leffe, and Michelob Ultra; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Castle, Castle Lite, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, and Skol brands.

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