|Bid||4.5600 x 312300|
|Ask||4.5700 x 45100|
|Day's Range||4.5300 - 4.6100|
|52 Week Range||3.7700 - 5.4400|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.77|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.99|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.24 (5.36%)|
|1y Target Est||4.98|
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.
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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) reports strong organic sales growth and top-line beat in first-quarter 2019 on strong volume growth, global premiumization and ongoing revenue-management initiatives.
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 ...
Brazilian beverages firm Ambev SA reported a 6.2 percent rise in first-quarter net profit but missed market expectations as a double-digit increase in cost of goods sold overshadowed growth in revenue ...
Molson Coors' (TAP) top and bottom lines miss estimates in first-quarter 2019, driven by soft volume, offset by higher pricing.
Boston Beer's (SAM) first-quarter earnings and sales gain from strong shipment volume and depletions growth. The company perks up shipments and depletions view for 2019.
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.
Coca-Cola's (KO) first-quarter earnings and sales top estimates, benefiting from organic revenue growth across all segments as well as execution of growth strategies.
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Investing in small cap stocks has historically been a way to outperform the market, as small cap companies typically grow faster on average than the blue chips. That outperformance comes with a price, however, as there are occasional periods of higher volatility. The fourth quarter of 2018 is one of those periods, as the Russell […]
AMBEV (NYSE:ABEV) does not get much attention, even though it is one of Brazil's largest companies. Consider that it has a market cap of about $71 billion. * 7 Marijuana Stocks to Play the CBD Trend Source: Shutterstock Then again, Ambev stock has been mostly a loser. During the past five years, the average return has been an awful -5.54%. And for the past 12 months, the return on Ambev stock has come to -36.85%. But hey, could there be a value play here? Maybe now is the time to think of an investment? Perhaps so. And to see why, let's get some background on the company. What Does Ambev Do?The origins of ABEV go back to the late 1990s when Brazilian brewer, Brahma, merged with Antarctica of Argentina. The merger was led by dealmakers Jorge Lemann, Marcel Telles, and Carlos Sicupira, the operators of private equity powerhouse 3G Capital. They have since been aggressive with their deal-making, scooping up a myriad of beer and beverage companies.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe result is that ABEV controls dominant positions in Brazil, Argentina and Peru. The company also has an extensive portfolio of brands like Budweiser, Stella Artois, Beck's, Skol, Michelob Ultra, and Hoegaarden. They cover all the categories, from the high-end, premium and mainstream.As for 3G Capital, the firm has a disciplined approach to management, called zero-based budgeting. This involves justifying additional costs for each quarter. All in all, it's been an effective way to improve EBITDA.However, 3G's strategy has come under scrutiny. The reason? One of its high-profile investments, in Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC), imploded earlier this year. The company, which also had the backing of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B), reported a $15 billion write-down of various brands. There was also weak guidance and a significant reduction in the dividend. For the most part, Wall Street believes that the problems are due in part to overzealous cost-cutting.But regarding Ambev stock, there are no signs of chronic problems. Consider that the company has continued to grow at a decent pace - with revenues up 5.3% in the latest quarter -- despite economic problems in several countries, such as Argentina.OK then, but isn't beer consumption declining? Yes, this is true in the US market, especially with younger people. They are looking at alternatives, like wines, cocktails and even hemp-based offerings. This is why companies like Anheuser Busch (NYSE:BUD) have suffered steep declines in their stock prices.Yet, it's important to keep in mind that the beer market in the US is also at saturation levels. This is far from the case in South America, where per capita beer consumption is more than 10 liters below the average for the world (according to research from Global Data). All in all, there its lots of runway for growth. Bottom Line On Ambev StockThe fortunes of ABEV stock are mostly tied to Brazil, which represents a majority of revenues. And, interestingly enough, this could be good news.Why so? Well, look at Bridgewater Associates, which is the world's largest hedge fund. The firm recently indicated that Brazil could have the strongest growth this year.No doubt, if this prediction pans out, ABEV stock should get a nice lift. (Note that revenues are heavily dependent on GDP growth.) * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills In the meantime, the valuation on ABEV stock is reasonable, with an 18 price-to-earnings ratio and a dividend yield of 5.28%. In other words, for investors looking for a play in the emerging markets, this looks like an interesting choice.Tom Taulli is the author of High-Profit IPO Strategies, All About Commodities and All About Short Selling. Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy in the Second Quarter Compare Brokers The post Is Ambev Stock Due for a Strong Comeback? appeared first on InvestorPlace.