ABEV - Ambev S.A.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
4.6700
-0.0300 (-0.64%)
At close: 4:04PM EDT
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Previous Close4.7000
Open4.7500
Bid4.1300 x 29200
Ask0.0000 x 308700
Day's Range4.6650 - 4.7600
52 Week Range3.7700 - 5.4500
Volume20,545,294
Avg. Volume25,232,118
Market Cap73.959B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.83
PE Ratio (TTM)26.53
EPS (TTM)0.1760
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.24 (5.09%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-12-19
1y Target Est5.52
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  • 10 Stocks Under $5 to Buy for Fall
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    10 Stocks Under $5 to Buy for Fall

    In most cases regarding equity investing, you want to stay with established names. Although cheap stocks to buy may tempt you psychologically - you get more shares for your buck - they're usually not reliable over the long haul. On the other hand, blue chips, with a patient enough timeline, have consistently returned solid gains.That said, on certain occasions and for risk-tolerant investors, cheap stocks do have a place in your portfolio. For instance, many lesser-capitalized companies fly under the radar. Thus, they might move in ways that don't necessarily correlate with broader benchmark indices. In a bull market, that spells trouble. However, in uncertain times like these, cheap stocks to buy may offer an unexpected hedge.Second, the most obvious appeal for cheap stocks are their price tags. If you look at your usual suspects in the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones, many of these equities have high paper values. And for some giants of industry like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) or Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL), they feature four-figure prices. Psychologically, it's more challenging to justify spending so much money for one share of a company.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThird, and on a related point, cheap stocks to buy are available for virtually all investors with a living wage. Sure, you can buy the aforementioned alpha dogs through brokerages specializing in fractional equity ownership. However, you'd have to go through a middle man, which may not make sense for some investors. * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now Finally, I think cheap stocks are fun. Because they don't generate as much attention, they force you to do your own digging, which offers intrinsic value.And if you don't have any ideas of your own, here are my picks for cheap stocks to buy. Ambev (ABEV)Source: Daniel Spiess via FlickrStereotypically, most people associate cheap stocks to buy - especially those under $5 - with soon-to-be worthless companies. However, that's not always the case, as beverage specialist Ambev (NYSE:ABEV) demonstrates. A Brazilian brewing company under the Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) umbrella, ABEV stock is a few cents shy of breaking above $5.At this price point, ABEV stock is what most analysts would consider a penny stock. Still, I really like the value proposition here for two reasons. First, beverage experts predict that the Latin American beer market in which Ambev plies its trade will grow to nearly $125 billion in 2025. Moreover, consumers in this region have developed a taste for premium beers, which suits ABEV stock well.Second, Latin American demographics favor investments like ABEV stock. That's because this region features the greatest proportion of young people anywhere in the world. It is true that many economic challenges exist there, however, we're talking about beer, which isn't exactly a massive outlay of cash. Genworth Financial (GNW)Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) is a very interesting name among cheap stocks to buy for several reasons. As a former subsidiary of industrial conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE), GNW stock has some storied history. More importantly, Genworth is principally a mortgage insurer. With relative stability in the domestic economy, GNW seems like a solid bet for a penny stock.But these are really side issues for the true reason to speculate on GNW stock. Almost three years ago, China Oceanwide Holdings announced their intent to buy out Genworth. But since then, the proposed deal has been extended multiple times pending regulatory approval.In a bid to accelerate the process, Genworth recently divested its Canadian unit for 2.4 billion CAD. That skyrocketed the GNW stock price as the markets saw the move as a strong positive. * 15 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul That said, the deteriorating relationship between the U.S. and China is a problem. Thus, if you're going to gamble, gamble moderately. Kinross Gold (KGC)Source: Shutterstock As I alluded to earlier, cheap stocks to buy are usually that way for a reason. And while they're superficially attractive, their fundamental problems tend to outweigh the positives over the long run. However, I'm reasonably confident that Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) and KGC stock can prove to be that rare case where a cheap equity has a favorable risk-reward profile.The best part about KGC stock is that I don't really need to spend too much time arguing the bull case: geopolitical underpinnings do enough of that. As you're all aware, the U.S.-China trade war recently took a turn for the worst. And probably in preparation for this diplomatic downgrade, the Federal Reserve cut benchmark interest rates.Therefore, we have a situation where more money is chasing after fewer goods. That's very positive for gold and silver bullion, which have been disappointing investments for years. Further, I believe the industry tailwinds are strong enough to overcome the individual challenges impacting KGC stock. Lloyds Banking Group (LYG)Source: Shutterstock If we're headed toward a correction in the markets, I'm not sure if I want to hold finance-related investments. That's especially the case regarding cheap stocks in the financial industry. Nevertheless, I believe speculators should take a long look at Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG). Even in times of turmoil and confusion, I think LYG stock has favorable tailwinds.First, let's talk about the obvious: LYG stock is one of the U.K.'s most storied investments. You think you own shares of an old company? Lloyds' heritage goes back over 250 years. To put that into perspective, the U.S. wasn't a thing back then. And although heritage is no guarantor of long-term viability, I don't think the British would let Lloyds crumble. * 7 Stocks Under $7 to Invest in Now Second, LYG stock is incredibly undervalued. Levering an enterprise value of $113 billion, its current price-earnings ratio is less than 10-times trailing earnings. Sure, business has not gone well for the U.K. over the years. However, the selloff seems a bit overbaked. Hexo (HEXO)Source: Shutterstock One of my favorite marijuana-based cheap stocks to buy, Hexo (NYSE:HEXO) has incurred severe choppiness this year. And in my best attempt to catch a falling knife, I bought shares around mid-July. That did not serve me well, as Hexo stock veritably plunged, at one point dipping below $4.Admittedly, holding Hexo stock has been a painful experience. But I genuinely believe that the legal marijuana sector will spark a radical paradigm shift in the markets. During this time, the extraordinary bullishness should lift all boats, including smaller outfits like Hexo.And who knows? We might be witnessing this radical transformation as you read this. Currently, Hexo stock stands just a few pennies shy of $5. I don't think it will take much to move the needle north. * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What Hexo has an attractive partnership with Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE:TAP) to develop cannabis-infused drinks. This potentially gives the company an important foothold in the American cannabis market, where attitudes are shifting positively toward legalization. Sibanye Gold (SBGL)At time of writing, Sibanye Gold (NYSE:SBGL) is just a penny over $5. Technically, that disqualifies it from this list of cheap stocks to buy. However, I think most readers will agree with me that it's close enough to warrant consideration. Furthermore, SBGL stock fundamentally offers something that many other mining investments do not.First, let's talk about why SBGL stock took a severe tumble. Sibanye operates mining projects in multiple parts of the world, including the volatile South African market. And unfortunately for stakeholders, a labor dispute involving the underlying company's Lonmin mine caused the volatility. While labor unions demand higher wages, Sibanye claims that doing so would make the project economically unsustainable.Given how ugly these disputes can get, I can understand why people would avoid SBGL stock. However, because the precious metals market is rising sharply, there's a chance that both sides can reach an agreement later.Finally, Sibanye is one of the largest producers of palladium. This is one of the rarest metals on earth, and its spot price reflects it. Atlantic Power (AT)Source: Shutterstock In most cases, buying utility companies like Atlantic Power (NYSE:AT) make sense for their stable passive income. After all, nothing drives people crazier in this digitalized economy than not having power. Thus, utility firms represent reliable investments. However, AT stock doesn't quite fit the mold of this industry.For one thing, there's the fact that Atlantic Power doesn't pay out a dividend. Thus, this is a purely capital gains-based play. While that might startle some investors, keep in mind that the AT stock price is only $2.40. Therefore, we have some room for growth.Additionally, Atlantic Power has a very stable business. As an independent power producer, the company owns power generation assets in 10 states and two Canadian provinces. Furthermore, it usually does business with only large, creditworthy customers on extended contracts. * 10 Stocks to Buy on the Trade War Dip Finally, AT stock is currently at a low point. Earlier this year, shares briefly exceeded the $3 level. Thus, speculators have a chance to grab a quick profit. Blueknight Energy Partners (BKEP)Source: Shutterstock Due to the recent and rational decline in oil prices, investors may initially want to avoid Blueknight Energy Partners (NASDAQ:BKEP). Plus, the fact that it's one of the cheapest of cheap stocks to buy doesn't do it any favors. However, not all energy companies are built the same. Because of the variables involved, you may want to give BKEP stock a second chance.Primarily, I say this because Blueknight's main business is in midstream operations. Specifically, the company provides storage and processing services for crude oil products. This distinction separates BKEP stock from upstream and integrated energy companies in that Blueknight is less susceptible to price volatility. No matter what happens in the energy market, people still require energy to move around. Thus, midstream companies act as a critical pivot point toward the end delivery to the consumer.Plus, BKEP stock has been rising steadily since the first half of this April. With a share price of a little over a buck, Blueknight is certainly a tempting opportunity. XCel Brands (XELB)Source: Shutterstock Although I'm no expert, fashion is a brutal industry. Consumer trends can change on a dime. Therefore, a supply chain risk exists in that a product may arrive to the retail floor too late. But XCel Brands (NASDAQ:XELB) would like to change investors' perception of this sector.First, what does XCel do? I must say that the company does a terrible job of explaining its own business. Fortunately, we have CNBC contributor Krystina Gustafson, who describes the organization as a fast-fashion retailer like Zara or H&M, but geared toward upscale apparel and products.More critically for XELB stock, XCel hopes to disrupt the fashion industry by cutting the time involved from getting concept products into retail stores. Typically, a fashion company will take several months from blueprinting to distribution. XCel has dropped this process down to six weeks. * 7 Stocks the Insiders Are Buying on Sale You might think that's a game-changer for the industry, and it just might be. However, the risk (and the opportunity) is that the markets don't see it that way. Currently, XELB stock is trading hands for less than $2. BioDelivery Sciences International (BDSI)Source: Shutterstock I believe that BioDelivery Sciences International (NASDAQ:BDSI) stock has a lot of potential if you're willing to give it some patience. Also, it would help that you ignore the implications behind its sub-$5 price tag.Let's focus on the good news. BioDelivery Sciences has two main drugs in its pipeline: Belbuca and Bunavil. The former focuses on addressing chronic pain, which represents a major medical problem in the U.S. The latter addresses opioid dependence, which has rapidly escalated into a nationwide crisis.I'll grant you that there's something not right about a pharmaceutical company providing a solution to a pharmaceutical-based problem. However, I'm just going to look at this from a purely investment point of view. Demand for these two products, and especially for Bunavil, supports the speculative case for BDSI stock.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long LYG stock, HEXO stock, gold, silver, and palladium. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Real Estate Investments to Ride Out the Current Storm * 7 Marijuana Penny Stocks to Consider for Those Who Can Handle Risk * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now The post 10 Stocks Under $5 to Buy for Fall appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    UPDATE 1-Brazil's Ambev calls bribery allegations 'false and incoherent'

    Brazilian newspaper Estado de S. Paulo earlier reported that Antonio Palocci, a jailed former finance minister, had said in plea bargain testimony that the company made the payments to former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff. Palocci said he also received payments from the firm, according to the newspaper, which said it was the first time that Ambev, the Latin American and Canadian subsidiary of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV, has been caught up in the multi-year corruption probe known as Operation Car Wash.

  • Reuters

    Ex-Brazil finance minister says Ambev bribed two former presidents -report

    A jailed former finance minister in Brazil has said in plea bargain testimony that beverage giant Ambev SA made "inappropriate payments" to former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, according to a newspaper report. Brazilian newspaper Estado de S. Paulo, citing confidential court documents, said former Finance Minister Antonio Palocci told federal police he also personally received payments from the company that he said were aimed at preventing an increase in beverage taxes.

  • Ambev (ABEV) Looks Good: Stock Adds 9.1% in Session
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    Ambev (ABEV) Looks Good: Stock Adds 9.1% in Session

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    UPDATE 2-Brazil brewer Ambev beats Q2 profit forecasts; shares up 9%

    Brazilian beverages firm Ambev SA on Thursday posted a better-than-expected 8.5% rise in second-quarter net profit, triggering strong gains in its shares. The Latin American unit of Anheuser Busch InBev said net income reached 2.616 billion reais ($693.42 million), beating a consensus estimate of 2.286 billion reais ($606.58 million) compiled by Refinitiv. "2019 has been a good year for us and our portfolio is delivering healthy top line growth that is likely to continue going forward," Chief Executive Officer Bernardo Winik told analysts in a conference call.

  • Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Ambev SA  (ABEV)
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    Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Ambev SA (ABEV)

    The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the March quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge fund investors experienced strong gains on the back of a strong market performance, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as […]

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  • Ambev Enters Oversold Territory
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    Ambev has been on a bit of a cold streak lately, but there might be light at the end of the tunnel for this overlooked stock

  • 3 Reasons Why You Must Hold on to AB InBev (BUD) Stock for Now
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    3 Reasons Why You Must Hold on to AB InBev (BUD) Stock for Now

    AB InBev (BUD) is a favored stock due to strong sales trends, strength in global brands and robust outlook. However, soft earnings trend due to currency headwinds and cost inflation cannot be ignored.

  • The Top 5 Beer Stocks of 2018
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    The Top 5 Beer Stocks of 2018

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    Boston Beer (SAM) enters into a merger agreement with Dogfish Head Brewery in a cash and stock deal worth about $300 million.

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  • Reuters

    Brazil's Ambev in stronger position to benefit from economic recovery -CEO

    Brazilian beverages firm Ambev SA has emerged from the country's economic recession in a stronger position to compete in the beer market and is increasingly betting on premium brands to drive volumes up, executives said on Tuesday. "Despite some macro volatilities, we believe very confidently that we are in a stronger position to fully benefit from an economic recovery", Ambev's Chief Executive Officer, Bernardo Paiva, told analysts in a call to discuss quarterly results.

  • AB InBev (BUD) Q1 Earnings Miss, Sales Beat on Strong Volume
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    AB InBev (BUD) Q1 Earnings Miss, Sales Beat on Strong Volume

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  • Reuters

    Brazil's Ambev misses quarterly profit estimates amid higher costs

    Brazilian beverage firm Ambev SA reported a 6.2 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday which still missed market expectations amid a double-digit increase in the cost of goods sold and higher ...

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    Brazil's Ambev misses profit estimates in Q1

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  • Considering The Choices, Is Ambev the Best Large-Cap Stock Under $10?
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    Considering The Choices, Is Ambev the Best Large-Cap Stock Under $10?

    I've got $3,000 to spend on three large-cap stocks under $10. Of the 29 choices at the moment, I've got to go with Ambev (NYSE:ABEV) as one of my three picks. Besides ABEV stock, what's made the cut? Read on, and I'll give you my other two selections and explain why.Source: Shutterstock InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMay the best stock win. Choice 1 is Beer MoneyOf the three low-priced large-cap stocks, Ambev at $4.50 a piece has the lowest share price of the bunch. However, it's not just that I can buy 200 shares with my $1,000 investment. It's the fact that Ambev provides investors with the right combination of value and growth, something hard to come by at this price point. If you're unfamiliar with Ambev, it's a Brazilian company that makes and sells beer in 14 Latin American countries and Canada. In 2018, it generated $12.8 billion in sales and $2.9 billion in net profits from those 15 markets. Of the 15 markets, Canada had the highest gross margin in 2018 of 65%, contributing 14.3% of the overall revenue. As for its home market of Brazil, it contributed 54.2% of Ambev's total revenue in 2018 at a healthy 63% gross margin. As Brazil goes, so goes Ambev. So, why is ABEV stock trading at just 22.6 times forward earnings?Well, a big part of the answer has to do with the fact it's a controlled company. Both Interbrew International B.V. and AmBrew S.A., which together own 61.9% of Ambev, are subsidiaries of Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD). These two subsidiaries, along with Fundacao Zerrener (the foundation of one of Ambev's founding families), control 71.5% of the stock and have a shareholders agreement that protects Anheuser-Busch InBev's best interests. Therefore, when you buy ABEV stock, you have no control over what happens, making BUD a more direct and value-added investment.However, if you believe that Latin America is ready for an economic boom, as I do, buying ABEV stock makes more sense because you're benefiting directly from that economic growth. And, it's a lot cheaper in real dollars at $4.50 than BUD is at $89.25. Choice 2 is a Familiar NameJust making it under the $10 wire is Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), which not too long ago was trading below $8, before going on a big run in 2019. Here's why I called Ford the best stock under $10 in December. "I'm not a big fan of Ford, the automaker, but I can't help wondering if the pain Ford stock has suffered in the past two years, is slowly coming to an end," I wrote Dec. 26. "With a yield of 7.3% and trading well under $10, it makes you wonder why Ford stock is so cheap. In fact, it might not be the worst bet you can make in 2019. After all, if it were to double somehow in 2019, you'd finish the year with a very reasonable 3.65% dividend yield and a stock in double digits."While it's not quite there yet, Ford's yield is down by 100 basis points since the end of 2018, and its stock is up 24% year to date, closing yesterday at $9.50.With the company introducing some attractive vehicles in recent months, Ford stock is much more attractive today than it was a year ago, a reality I discussed recently, suggesting $20 was a possibility. That's something I wouldn't have said a year ago. Choice 3 Takes Contrarian StandInvestorPlace contributor and IPO Playbook Editor Tom Taulli knows a thing or two about tech growth stocks. So, when I read that he's recommending investors avoid Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), for now, I wondered if I wasn't making a mistake making SIRI stock my third choice under $10. Although Taulli likes the company's share repurchases -- it bought back 209 million shares of its stock in 2018 for $1.3 billion and has added $2 billion in share repurchases to the $1.3 billion remaining at the end of the fiscal year -- he reminds readers that with the exception of its Pandora acquisition, SIRI has little to no growth on the horizon. Higher earnings equal higher share prices. My take is a little contrarian to Tom's. By spending $3.5 billion to acquire Pandora, Sirius XM gained entrance to the online music marketplace, a much more lucrative and sustainable business model than satellite radio. Don't get me wrong; I love satellite radio. Out here in Atlantic Canada, it's a must own. However, if Sirius wants to recruit people like myself to its online streaming subscription service -- it just launched "Essential," a service that will cost $1 per month for the first three months and $8 per month thereafter -- it had to acquire Pandora or a business like it to go beyond the 300 or so stations it offers on satellite radio. Simply put, as soon as I can buy a monthly service for both my car and online that combines Sirius XM and Pandora, SIRI will have hooked me for life; I'll never use one of the other providers again. When that happens, I could easily see it rising to $10 and beyond. How would you invest your $3,000?At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post Considering The Choices, Is Ambev the Best Large-Cap Stock Under $10? appeared first on InvestorPlace.