Today's Research on Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors: What is Brewing?

    Today's Research on Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors: What is Brewing?

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, February 15, 2013

LONDON, February 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Brewery stocks are not only dealing with intense competition but are also
having tough time adjusting to the changes in consumer preferences. The new
trend towards designer beers and microbreweries has deeply hurt the mass
brands' demand in the U.S. and Europe. Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE:
TAP) bears witness to the fact as it reported disappointing figures for its
fourth quarter. The beer companies are also moving towards premium branding in
order to cash in on the new trend. Another major beer company , Anheuser Busch
InBev (NYSE: BUD) is in the process of restructuring its business and is
tangle in legal issues. StockCall professionals have completed their technical
analysis on Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors; and these free reports are
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Anheuser Busch InBev Modifies Deal

Anheuser Busch InBev is currently busy working out its Grupo Modelo deal. The
beverage company is running into problems to get the deal approved by U.S.
regulators. Under the new agreement, Anheuser Busch will sell a portfolio of
Grupo Modelo brands to Constellation for $2.9 billion. The changed terms are
likely to assuage concerns expressed by authorities and the deal is expected
to get regulatory approval in a modified form. Sign up for the free technical
research on Anheuser-Busch InBev at  

Anheuser Busch InBev stock grew 44 percent in the past 52 weeks, providing
impressive returns to its investors. At the very same time, it also paid
dividend which generated a 1.68 percent dividend yield. Anheuser Busch InBev
expects to finalize its Grupo Mondelo deal soon and it will help the company
to expand into new markets such as Mexico. It is also expected that the deal
will boost Anheuser Busch's bottom-line, providing a fillip to its stock

Molson Coors Brewing Company Acquires Craft Brewer

Molson Coors Brewing Company reported a 65 percent decline in its quarterly
profits. The company's net profit for the fiscal fourth quarter stood at $60
million, steeply down from $173.2 million seen in the fourth quarter of the
previous year. Its adjusted profit per share was reported at 69 cents. Molson
Coors Brewing Company, however, pushed its revenue 10 percent up to $1.03
billion. Yet, it still fell short of consensus estimate of $1.07 billion in
revenue. Be sure to read our latest technical research on Molson Coors Brewing
Company by registering at 

While Molson Coors Brewing Company boosted its global beer volume, its profits
were mainly marred by higher taxations. Molson Coors Brewing holds 30 percent
share of the U.S. market and is among the top brewers. The company plans to
expand into new markets to compensate for the saturation in developed markets.

Molson Coors Brewing stock appreciated 2 percent on a YTD basis. However, it
sports 2.91 percent dividend yield to compensate for its soft capital
appreciation rate. While its fourth quarter results are not encouraging, the
beer company is moving in the right direction and its stock is expected to
respond positively to new strategies. The company plans to buy a craft brewery
in order to cater to the high end of the market. Molson Coors Brewing Company
will acquire Franciscan Well, an Irish craft brewery. Post-acquisition, the
company expects to ramp up the production at Franciscan Well. Earlier, Molson
Coors collaborated with SABMiller to tap craft beer market.

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