Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) a Hold on Feeble Quant Score

BUD stock a hold in latest weekly rating.

By Portfolio Grader

The current recommendation of Hold for Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (NYSE:BUD) has been derived by using the Portfolio Grader stock evaluator of Louis Navellier, which incorporates his investing methodology. BUD has maintained this ranking for the last month.

The company is a $190.0 billion in market value component of the Beverages GICS industry group where the ranking for BUD by Portfolio Grader places it 22 among the 34 companies in this industry group, which is a below-average position. BUD is ranked in the top half of the sector with a ranking of 67 among the 174 companies in the sector of its Consumer Staples sector and 1,956 in the Portfolio Grader company universe.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks the Consumer Staples sector number 10 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the bottom quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Beverages industry group is ranked 4 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it well above-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

Within the Portfolio Grader stock ranking system Anheuser-Busch InBev has attained above-average scores in 1 of the 8 fundamental metrics used by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average scores in 7 of the areas evaluated in the ranking of company stocks.

BUD's operational scores are below the industry norms for sales growth, operating margin, and earnings growth. Scores for visibility of earnings are mixed, with rankings for earnings surprises and earnings revisions that are worse than average, while the score for earnings momentum is much better than average. BUD's grades for return on equity and cash flow are worse than its industry group average. Based on these fundamental scores, Anheuser-Busch InBev places in the top half of the industry group.

Portfolio Grader quantitatively gauges BUD's shares using the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score. This metric looks at BUD's shares from the aspect of risk/reward. This unique scoring approach assesses the relative value of the company's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Considering this risk/reward calculation, BUD currently scores as average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being 'strong buy' and F being 'strong sell'. Explore the tool here.

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