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AB InBev

$115.47

-0.13 (-0.11%)

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CORRECTED Hefty five-way spread in Anheuser Busch as a bullish play is adjusted

CORRECTED Hefty five-way spread in Anheuser Busch as a bullish play is adjusted. Shares down 28c to $115.32 and, in the March term that expire this week, 10K Mar 110 calls sold at $5.30 along with 15K Mar 115 calls at $1. The 2X3 (or 1 X 1.5 at $3.80) likely closes a ratio spread, as the options expire in just a few days and the stock is trading slightly above the higher 115 strike calls. Now a new position is being opened in the May term: 30K May 125 calls for $1.17, 50K May 130 calls for 62c, and 20K May 135 calls for 32c. The strategy appears to be a 'shark fin' play, but we're hearing that all three legs were bought. If so, this new position, which captures earnings 5/9, expresses an aggressively bullish view for shares because the higher 135 strikes are well above Oct 2017 52-week highs of $126.02.

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BUD AB InBev
$115.47

-0.13 (-0.11%)

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Target $131
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AB InBev upgraded to Positive at Susquehanna
As reported previously, Susquehanna analyst Pablo Zuanic upgraded AB InBev to Positive from Neutral. The analyst said the recent weakness provided an attractive entry point as the company had a great January to September period of organic growth, he sees deal synergies with SAB, and he believes Q4 was just as good if not better than the same period a year ago. Zuanic raised his price target to $131 from $125 on AB InBev shares.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Viacom (VIA, VIAB) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie by analyst Tim Nollen, who told investors that the company has taken a decisive turn in strategy to re-set its distribution relationships and is in the early stages of a turnaround. Nollen believes Viacom can return to growth despite any merger outcome with CBS (CBS) and raised estimates on increased U.S. ad and affiliate revenue growth. 2. Tenet (THC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James by analyst John Ransom to reflect management's efforts to reduce costs and sell assets. Ransom said the company is reducing debt and could generate $400M in annual free cash flow until its NOL runs out. 3. AB InBev (BUD) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna by analyst Pablo Zuanic, who said the recent weakness provided an attractive entry point as the company had a great January to September period of organic growth, he sees deal synergies with SAB, and he believes Q4 was just as good if not better than the same period a year ago. 4. Etsy (ETSY) upgraded to Buy at Roth Capital by analyst Darren Aftahi after a "strong" Q4 and citing growth reacceleration and margin expansion. 5. Verizon (VZ) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MoffettNathanson. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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AB InBev upgraded to Hold from Sell at Societe Generale
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Target $132.08
BERN
Outperform
AB InBev upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling upgraded AB InBev to Outperform from Market Perform as he believes the company is through the worst of its operational challenges and is set-up to deliver top-of-class EPS growth at a "sensible" valuation. He raised his price target on U.S. traded shares of AB InBev to $132.08 from $120.60.

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