Could Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD) Crash Even More? The Stock Just Made 1 Year Low

February 11, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.30, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 30 investors sold Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV shares while 138 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 92.33 million shares or 3.04% more from 89.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Columbia Asset Management reported 17,777 shares. Rathbone Brothers Public Limited invested in 6,502 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Moreover, Stanley has 0.61% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) for 19,225 shares. Tru Of Virginia Va stated it has 61,301 shares or 1.08% of all its holdings. Narwhal Capital Mngmt reported 1.06% stake. Fmr Ltd Liability invested 0% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Regent Ltd Liability Co reported 0.75% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Eads & Heald Invest Counsel stated it has 0.27% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). The Texas-based Fayez Sarofim has invested 0.71% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Morgan Stanley has 0.15% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) for 4.19M shares. The California-based Whittier Communications has invested 0.14% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). 194,646 were accumulated by Principal Fincl Group. Appleton Prtn Inc Ma reported 3,116 shares. Eagle Glob Advisors owns 32,487 shares. Dynamo Internacional Gestao De Recursos Ltda, a Brazil-based fund reported 31,811 shares.

The stock of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) hit a new 52-week low and has $97.99 target or 5.00 % below today’s $103.15 share price. The 5 months bearish chart indicates high risk for the $194.11 billion company. The 1-year low was reported on Feb, 11 by Barchart.com. If the $97.99 price target is reached, the company will be worth $9.71B less.
The 52-week low event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very negative momentum and is time when sellers come in. During such technical setups, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful buying the stock.

The stock decreased 0.43% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $103.15. About 2.44 million shares traded or 43.46% up from the average. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) has declined 3.55% since February 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.25% the S&P500.

Analysts await Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $1.25 EPS, up 190.70 % or $0.82 from last year’s $0.43 per share. BUD’s profit will be $2.35B for 20.63 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual EPS reported by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.58 % negative EPS growth.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) Ratings Coverage

Among 22 analysts covering Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Anheuser-Busch InBev had 44 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, October 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 30. Morgan Stanley reinitiated Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) on Wednesday, October 5 with “Overweight” rating. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 21 report. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Nomura downgraded Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) on Tuesday, July 21 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 11 by Jefferies. On Thursday, October 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Societe Generale to “Hold”. CLSA upgraded Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) rating on Monday, November 2. CLSA has “Outperform” rating and $135 target. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 16 by BNP Paribas.

More notable recent Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Above-Average Growth At Anheuser Busch Is Turning Sour, JPMorgan Says” on December 05, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR)(BUD) Buys Wicked Weed Brewing” published on May 04, 2017, Investorplace.com published: “Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (ADR) (BUD) Is the King of Sin Stocks” on November 16, 2016. More interesting news about Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Is Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (ADR) Trying to Snuff Out Craft Beer Competition?” published on October 25, 2015 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Is Anheuser-Busch InBev Damaging Its Own Beer Sales?” with publication date: September 08, 2017.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a brewing company, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks worldwide. The company has market cap of $194.11 billion. It offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck's, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Chernigivske, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, Sibirskaya Korona, and Skol brands. It has a 38.5 P/E ratio.

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