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General American Investors Company Position in American Express Company (AXP) Has Decreased by $1.86 Million as Stock Value Declined; Pecaut & Company Stake in Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv (BUD) Has Upped by $2.89 Million

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Pecaut & Company increased its stake in Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv (BUD) by 158.68% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pecaut & Company bought 26,475 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 43,160 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $4.75 million, up from 16,685 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pecaut & Company who had been investing in Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $189.44B market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $96.8. About 1.73M shares traded. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) has declined 19.97% since June 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.54% the S&P500. Some Historical BUD News: 22/03/2018 – ANADOLU EFES AEFES.IS SIGNS BINDING TRANSACTION AGREEMENTS WITH ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV SA/NV; 25/04/2018 – AB INBEV HOPES CONGRESS INTERVENES IN ALUMINUM MIDWEST PREMIUM; 03/04/2018 – JSE: ANH – AB INBEV AND ANADOLU EFES COMPLETE MERGER OF BUSINESSES IN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE; 04/04/2018 – Magners cider maker C&C buys Conviviality wholesale arm; 21/03/2018 – AB InBev sets out new goals for environmental shift; 09/05/2018 – Brazilian beverage company Ambev misses quarterly profit estimates; 09/05/2018 – AB InBev 1Q Rev $13.07B; 09/05/2018 – New York Post: Anheuser-Busch dragged down by flat domestic sales; 09/05/2018 – AB InBev 1Q Normalized EBITDA $4.99B; 30/03/2018 – ANADOLU EFES AEFES.IS COMPLETES MERGERS OF ITS RUSSIAN UNIT WITH RUSSIAN AND UKRAINIAN UNITS OF ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV

General American Investors Company Inc decreased its stake in American Express Company (AXP) by 16% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. General American Investors Company Inc sold 20,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 105,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $9.79 million, down from 125,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. General American Investors Company Inc who had been investing in American Express Company for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $82.96 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $96.42. About 4.50 million shares traded or 29.62% up from the average. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 30.55% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.98% the S&P500. Some Historical AXP News: 13/03/2018 – American Express Elects Christopher D. Young to Bd of Directors; 18/04/2018 – American Express 1Q Book Value Per Common Share $20.96; 10/05/2018 – Parallel North IP Expands Licensing Business with NEC and American Express Patent Portfolios Owned by Strategic Partner,; 30/05/2018 – DAL: SEES $3B/YEAR REVENUE FROM AMERICAN EXPRESS PARTNERSHIP; 11/05/2018 – American Express March Delinquencies and Write-Offs (Table); 20/03/2018 – American Express Will Provide 2 Years of Complimentary Credit Monitoring to Those Affected; 20/03/2018 – AMERICAN EXPRESS STATEMENT ON ORBITZ CYBER ATTACK; 17/05/2018 – American Express Issues $1.2B of 3.375% Notes Due May 2021 and $800M Floating Rate Notes Due May 2021; 20/03/2018 – AXP: CYBER ATTACK INVOLVED AN ORBITZ PLATFORM; 12/03/2018 – EVERCOMPLIANT REPORTS INVESTMENT FROM AMERICAN EXPRESS VENTURES

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.04, from 0.96 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 54 investors sold BUD shares while 149 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 95.25 million shares or 1.22% more from 94.11 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Visionary Asset has 0.1% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) for 2,747 shares. 120,248 are owned by Deutsche Bankshares Ag. Freestone Capital Lc accumulated 0.05% or 8,477 shares. Wetherby Asset Mgmt reported 8,084 shares stake. Assetmark reported 652 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Inc accumulated 1.74 million shares. Fund Sa has 34,349 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. City Hldgs invested in 230 shares. Sigma Planning holds 2,264 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. M&T Bankshares owns 60,252 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Moreover, First Personal Financial Serv has 0.02% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) for 990 shares. Asset Incorporated has 63,983 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. Moreover, Veritable Lp has 0.01% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) for 3,760 shares. Ellington Gp Ltd accumulated 0.13% or 16,300 shares. Moreover, Emerging Sovereign Grp Inc Limited Liability Company has 5.24% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD).

Among 23 analysts covering Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Anheuser-Busch InBev had 54 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research initiated Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) rating on Friday, September 8. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $136 target. Societe Generale downgraded the shares of BUD in report on Tuesday, April 5 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 10 by Goldman Sachs. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 22 by Kepler Cheuvreux. The stock of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 2 by Credit Agricole. On Thursday, September 17 the stock rating was maintained by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, July 28. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, February 26. The rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, February 1.

More notable recent Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Kiip and AB InBev Launch First Blockchain Mobile Ad Campaign” on June 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Why Invest In Companies That Partner With Sports Leagues?” published on June 03, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Merrill Lynch Says Buy US Stocks Now – 4 Top Picks For The Rest Of 2018” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Premium water specialist Essentia in play” published on June 14, 2018 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “How to Invest in Craft Beer” with publication date: June 12, 2018.

Analysts await American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $1.81 earnings per share, up 23.13% or $0.34 from last year’s $1.47 per share. AXP’s profit will be $1.56 billion for 13.32 P/E if the $1.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.86 actual earnings per share reported by American Express Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.69% negative EPS growth.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $12.05 million activity. 9,880 shares were sold by Petrino Richard, worth $1.02 million on Tuesday, May 22. 9,000 shares valued at $889,103 were sold by CAMPBELL JEFFREY C on Friday, June 1. Bush James Peter sold 13,356 shares worth $1.32 million. Buckminster Douglas E. also sold $376,710 worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Wednesday, February 21. $5.07 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was sold by Cox L Kevin.

Among 38 analysts covering American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. American Express Company had 123 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, April 21 with “Equal-Weight”. Argus Research maintained the shares of AXP in report on Thursday, October 22 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, February 9 report. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AXP in report on Friday, January 19 with “Sell” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, September 14 by S&P Research. UBS initiated it with “Buy” rating and $11100 target in Tuesday, March 27 report. The firm has “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, April 19. The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 22 by JMP Securities.

More recent American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Better Buy: Berkshire Hathaway vs. American Express” on June 13, 2018. Also Benzinga.com published the news titled: “Similar To Uber, eBay Network Effects Offer Big Upside” on June 08, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “With GE Gone, It’s Time to Stop Covering the Dow Jones Index” with publication date: June 20, 2018 was also an interesting one.

General American Investors Company Inc, which manages about $1.05 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 10,000 shares to 249,756 shares, valued at $13.89 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 33,836 shares in the quarter, for a total of 335,036 shares, and has risen its stake in Cameco Corporation (NYSE:CCJ).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.08, from 0.89 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 52 investors sold AXP shares while 462 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 318 raised stakes. 695.82 million shares or 0.87% less from 701.90 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Fuller & Thaler Asset Mngmt accumulated 7,200 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Qv Investors Inc has 4.63% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited Liability Corp invested in 200 shares. Mechanics Bankshares Department invested in 0.15% or 6,710 shares. 1St Source Commercial Bank invested in 59,872 shares or 0.46% of the stock. Massachusetts-based Zevin Asset Management Ltd Llc has invested 0.08% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). New Jersey-based Nuwave Investment Mngmt has invested 0.14% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Raab And Moskowitz Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 13,939 shares. Moreover, Winslow Asset Management has 1.01% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 56,291 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees reported 70,379 shares. Howard Capital Management accumulated 0.07% or 5,217 shares. Abner Herrman And Brock Limited Liability reported 131,656 shares. Obermeyer Wood Invest Counsel Lllp accumulated 2,992 shares. Pacifica Invests Ltd Company accumulated 18,438 shares. Clearbridge Investments Ltd Liability stated it has 5.61 million shares or 0.49% of all its holdings.

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