BUD stock: buy or sell?

BUD stock price: $95.58 -0.30% At close on August 22nd, 2019

Updated on:
August 22nd, 2019


Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev remained stable an ugly -0.30% and closed at $95.58.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA\u002FNV, a brewing company, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks worldwide.

Should I buy BUD stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Anheuser-Busch Inbev stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean BUD will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Anheuser-Busch Inbev stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 11 ratings published for BUD stock in the last month.

Is BUD a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-6UBS GroupBuyNeutral
2019-8-5Jefferies Financial GroupUnderperformHold
2019-7-29Bank of AmericaNeutralBuy
2019-4-5Bank of AmericaUnderperformNeutral
2019-4-2Barclaysn/aEqual Weight
2019-3-7Royal Bank of CanadaTop PickSector Perform
2019-2-1Societe GeneraleHoldHold
2019-1-4Goldman Sachs GroupBuyNeutral
2019-1-22Royal Bank of CanadaOutperformTop Pick
2019-1-16Jefferies Financial GroupHoldUnderperform

BUD stock analysis

Daily outlook

Anheuser-Busch Inbev shares remained constant -0.30% to $95.58 today.

Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev remained stable an ugly -0.30% and closed at $95.58. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on May, BUD price climbed $13.20 per share (16.02%). Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on April, BUD climbed $13.00 (15.74%).

BUD stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev remained stable a slightly fine 0.30% this week. Early July BUD plunged a frightening -6.64% in just one week. Late July BUD rocketed a dazzling 6.18% in just one week.

Observing the weekly chart, BUD marked an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top late July at $102.70, price slid and bounced up back from $92.64. Breaking down under $92.64 would cancel the current uptrend and it might test lower supports. Note that $102.70 might act as a resistance line. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up late May, BUD price climbed $12.94 per share (15.66%). Since late March when BUD stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $15.87 (19.91%).

BUD stock chart (weekly)

BUD stock price history

BUD IPO was on July 1st, 2009 at $29.45 per share1. Since then, BUD stock grew a 224.60%, with a yearly average of 22.50%. If you had invested right after BUD's IPO a $1,000 in BUD stock in 2009, it would worth $2,246.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

BUD stock historical price chart

BUD stock reached 52-week highs on July 25th at $102.70, and all-time highs 2016-09-26 with a price of 123.02.

BUD stock price target is $79.50

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We found 2 price predictions for Anheuser-Busch Inbev stock released in the last month:
BUD stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-3-7Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradesn/a$75.00-
2019-3-1MacquarieRaises Target$80.00$84.005%
(in average)$80.00$79.50-1.0%
Moving in a range from $84.00 and $75.00, the price forecast for Anheuser-Busch Inbev stock is $79.50. In average, analysts' outlook on BUD price target is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Anheuser-Busch Inbev disappointed analysts on February when it reported an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.80 when the analysts' forecast was $1.15.
BUD earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Anheuser-Busch Inbev annual revenues depreciated a bad -3.23% to $54,619.00 M USD from $56,444.00 marked in 2017. Likewise, its income margin (compared to sales) slipped to 8.00%, that is $4,370.00 million.

BUD annual Sales and Income evolution
2014$47,063 M-$9,218 M19.6%-
2015$43,604 M-7.35%$8,272 M19.0%-10.26%
2016$45,517 M4.39%$1,240 M2.7%-85.01%
2017$56,444 M24.01%$7,995 M14.2%544.76%
2018$54,619 M-3.23%$4,370 M8.0%-45.34%

Quarterly financial results

Anheuser-Busch Inbev posted $14,250.00 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 7.29% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $459.00 M with a profit margin of 3.22%. Profit margin declined a -3.97% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 7.19%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Anheuser-Busch Inbev sales marked a lame decrease and decreased a -2.40%.
BUD quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$12,922 M-$1,406 M10.9%-
2017-Q2$27,104 M109.75%$2,908 M10.7%106.83%
2017-Q3$14,740 M-45.62%$2,055 M13.9%-29.33%
2017-Q4$14,600 M-0.95%$3,032 M20.8%47.54%
2018-Q1$13,073 M-10.46%$1,679 M12.8%-44.62%
2018-Q2$14,014 M7.20%$1,276 M9.1%-24.00%
2018-Q3$13,282 M-5.22%$955 M7.2%-25.16%
2018-Q4$14,250 M7.29%$459 M3.2%-51.94%

Anheuser-Busch Inbev ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Anheuser-Busch Inbev, 0.01% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Anheuser-Busch Inbev stock, 4.58% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for BUD stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$187.3 B$4.3 B$99.6 B$3.8 B$10.2 B
Total shares1,960.0 M184.8 M592.6 M8.8 M196.2 M
Float shares931.3 M73.9 M590.5 M8.3 M175.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)4.6%18.7%10.9%99.4%86.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%0.0%0.0%4.7%11.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

BUD summary

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Day range$95.04 - $96.27
Previous close$95.87
Session gain-0.30%
Average true range$1.93
50d mov avg$93.09
100d mov avg$88.96
200d mov avg$81.63
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern lb03a

Anheuser-Busch Inbev performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We chose Compania Cervecerias Unidas, Diageo, Boston Beer and Molson Coors Brewing as the bechmarking frame for Anheuser-Busch Inbev stock.
BUDAnheuser-Busch In...15.49%29.01%-0.24%
CCUCompania Cervecer...-11.17%-16.27%-9.70%
SAMBoston Beer31.06%42.40%40.69%
TAPMolson Coors Brew...-11.15%-15.20%-21.84%

Anheuser-Busch Inbev competitors

One check before trading any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Anheuser-Busch Inbev. We selected 4 companies as Anheuser-Busch Inbev competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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