Sin Stocks That Sizzle: Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD)
The biggest world brewer saw full-year 2013 revenue grow to $43.2 billion, up 3.3% from 2012. While beer volume dropped 2% in the U.S., Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) expects sales to strengthen in Mexico and Brazil, boosted by the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
BUD finished out 2013 with a bang by buying craft beer maker Blue Point, reacquiring South Korea’s Oriental Brewing, and trying to figure out a way to bring the rest of the Modelo Group under its wings. Shares of BUD are up nearly 11% in the past month.