Anheuser-Busch had a positive return
Anheuser-Busch (BUD) provided the positive return of 22% in the SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) in 2015. It’s a Belgium-based brewing company. The company produces, distributes, and sells 200 beers and other beverage brands. The company operates in North America, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
In October, the stock returned 18%. In the same month, Anheuser-Busch declared the merger of its company with SABMiller. SABMiller is a London-based beverage company. The merger’s major term was that Anheuser-Busch will pay 44 pounds per share for SABMiller’s stock. This news drove the performance of the stock in October. On the other side, the rise in the company’s sales also drove Anheuser-Busch’s performance.
Returns and moving average analysis
- Currently, the stock is trading at 114.6 euros. Its 52-week high is 119.65 euros. Its 52-week low is 85.63 euros.
- The stock was trading above its 100-day and 50-day moving averages in 2015. From August until September, the stock was trading below its 100-day and 50-day moving averages.
- In October, after the announcement of the merger of SABMiller with Anheuser-Busch, the stock crossed its 100-day and 50-day moving averages again. It was trading above its 100-day and 50-day moving averages until December 29, 2015.
- The stock’s quarterly return is 21%. Its current PE (price-to-earnings) ratio is 21.4x. It’s relatively cheaper than SABMiller.
- Analysts’ consensus estimate suggests a 4% upside for Anheuser-Busch over the next 12-month period from its current levels as of December 29, 2015.
- In 2015, stocks like L’Oreal (LRLCY), ING Groep (ING), Daimler (DDAIF), and Orange (ORAN) provided positive returns of 11%, 16%, 12%, and 8%, respectively.