Analyst Research Roundup: Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD), Xylem Inc. (XYL)

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Analyst Research Roundup: Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD), Xylem Inc. (XYL)

The Company owns a portfolio of over 200 beer brands.

Short traders are more bullish on shares of the company lately if you consider the motion in short interest.

BUD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Douglass Winthrop Advisors, LLC expanded its ownership by buying 6,565 shares an increase of 2.1%. Stuart Chaussee & Associates Inc. now owns 925 shares of the company's stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 245 shares in the last quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp increased its stake in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA by 59.2% in the second quarter. Cwm Ltd Llc reported 0% of its portfolio in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). As of the end of the quarter Welch & Forbes LLC had sold 4,208 shares trimming its position 1.9%. Hoplite Capital Management Lp sold 334,106 shares as Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv (BUD)'s stock rose 8.45%. The stock had a trading volume of 3,246,361 shares. The stock has a market cap of $180.71 billion and a PE ratio of 59.98. Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) has declined 3.55% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $126.21 and its 200-day moving average price is $126.15. Vetr upgraded Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) on Thursday, August 13 to "Buy" rating. BUD's profit will be $2.11B for 22.99 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. The company earned $11.69 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.40 billion. During the same period a year ago, the firm earned $1.02 earnings per share. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 26.0% on a year-over-year basis.

Scotia Capital Inc decreased Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv (BUD) stake by 42.59% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 16th will be issued a dividend of $1.379 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th.

Doukeris has previously headed up the company's Chinese and Asia Pacific operations, helping to expand Budweiser globally and launching AB InBev's US unit focused on import and craft beer brands, which have grown. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on Anheuser Busch Inbev SA in a report on Tuesday, September 13th.

On October 25 analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares updated guidance on BUD and giving a rating of "Hold" and establishing a price target of $129.00. Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv now has $194.28 billion valuation. Eaton Vance Mngmt invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD).

On September 13, 2017 Berenberg Bank kept a "Buy" rating on the company. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 3 by Liberum Capital. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $13900 target. Equity analyst Argus released a research note on BUD by announcing an initial rating of "Buy". Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $128.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th.

Consumers in the United States are shifting from AB InBev's mainstream lagers Budweiser and Bud Light to craft beers made by smaller brewers, Mexican imports or wines and spirits.

With the trend of more beer drinkers looking into craft brews, the company hopes Doukeris' experience in expanding the Budweiser brand via higher-end offerings will help stop the bleeding.

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