Examining shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD), we can see that the stock has a current beta of 1.17. Checking in on current price action, company shares had recently touched 96.91. From the session open, shares have moved -0.24%. Investors will be watching to see how the stock reacts to market influences over the next few weeks. As we near the halfway point of the calendar year, investors may be trying to figure out if now is the time to get in on the name, or whether to wait for a better opportunity.
Investors are typically trying to find solid stocks to add to the portfolio. When it comes to stock picking, there is no magic formula. There are various techniques that may provide better outcomes than others, but it’s how these techniques are put together and applied that can make all the difference. One of the keys to successful investing is the proper use of information. Everyone can see the vast amount of data that is available on publically traded companies. Being able to interpret the data could end up being the most important factor when it comes to successfully selecting stocks to buy. Taking the time to investigate a particular stock that looks attractive can be a smart move. Investors may be better served to not just jump on the hot stock of the day, but employ analysis that may help uncover some buried information. Good stocks are indeed out there, it may just take some time to figure out which ones they are.
After a recent check, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) shares have been seen trading 0.39% away from the 20-day moving average. Zooming out to the 50-day, we can see that shares are currently trading 6.35% off of that mark. Looking at the 200-day moving average, shares have been trading 18.95% away from that value. The moving average uses the sum of all of the previous closing prices over a certain time period and divides the result by the number of prices used in the calculation. Many investors will opt to use multiple time periods when examining moving averages. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators, and they may prove to be very useful for spotting peaks and troughs. They may also be used to help the trader calculate sturdy support and resistance levels for the stock.
Investors may be closely monitoring historical stock price performance in order to examine what has been happening with company shares. Let’s take a look at some of the numbers for Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Stock price performance for the past week is currently noted at -1.97%. If we look back to the beginning of the calendar year, shares have performed 49.25%. Looking back over the past full-year, shares have performed -1.32%. Over the past month, the stock has performed 9.55%. Over the last quarter, the stock has performed 16.73%. Briefly looking at some recent volatility numbers, we can see that shares have been noted at 1.67% for the week, and 1.71% for the past month.
Investors may be taking a look at certain business aspects when attempting to research a stock. Investors often look to see if the stock’s specific industry is on the rise. There may be a greater chance of success when investing in an industry that is rapidly growing. Investors may then want to see how the company stacks up within the industry. Many investors will look for stocks that are proven industry leaders. Industry leaders have the ability to influence pricing and not necessarily be susceptible to what other companies are doing around them. Investors may also be taking note of how a company invests in research and development. Companies that are focused on the future may have a competitive advantage over those who are too focused on the near-term.
We are also noting that Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) was recently seen trading -5.64% away from the 50-day high and 21.02% separated from the 50-day low. Taking a broader view, the current separation from the 52-week high is -5.64%, and the distance from the 52-week low is currently 50.14%. Let’s also look quickly at some analyst views on company shares. At the time of writing, the consensus target price for the company is $103.30. The consensus recommendation provided by covering sell-side analysts is currently 2.40. This number lands on a scale from 1 to 5. Following this scale, a rating of a 1 or a 2 would indicate a consensus Buy recommendation. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a consensus Sell recommendation. A rating of 3 would indicate a Hold recommendation.
Figuring out when to sell a stock can be just as important as deciding what stocks to buy at the outset. Some investors may refuse to sell based on various factors. Investors may have become stubborn, too emotionally attached, or set too high of an expectation for a stock. Holding on to a stock for way too long in order to squeeze every last drop of profit out of a price move may leave the investor desperately searching for answers in the future. Investors may have different checklists for when it is time to sell a stock. Of course this depends largely on the individual and how much is at risk. Often times, investors will make a move to sell when the fundamentals drastically change, the dividend is cut, or a previous set target price has been hit. Getting out of a position at the right time is obviously not easy, but it may become a bit easier with time and research.