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February 1, 2013
09:15 EDTSTZ, BUDConstellation Brands responds further to DOJ action
Constellation Brands (STZ) issued the following statement in further response to the U.S. Department of Justice's action yesterday concerning the proposed Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) and Grupo Modelo transaction: "Constellation Brands believes the DOJ's action demonstrates its incomplete understanding of the proposed transaction for at least three primary reasons. Crown Imports, not Modelo, is AB InBev's competitor in the U.S. Corona and the other Modelo brands are sold in the U.S. by Crown Imports LLC, a joint venture currently owned 50/50 by Constellation Brands and Modelo...Constellation Brands' acquisition of Modelo's interest in Crown will improve competition. The proposed transaction will enhance Crown's status as an independent and competitive entity and will strengthen Crown's position as a growing competitor to AB InBev in the U.S. beer market. Crown will have complete, autonomous control as the brand owner in the U.S. with respect to its distribution, marketing, promotion and pricing of Corona and the other Modelo brands. Critical to Crown's success is its independent judgment in selecting and collaborating with the best distributor option available in each of Crown's markets...Crown will have even greater flexibility in responding to competitive factors in each of its markets. The new contract ensures that Crown will benefit from both long-term stability in costs of goods provided by AB InBev and from the operational excellence and global scale of the world's leading beer producer. As a result, Crown and consumers can benefit from the considerable efficiencies that are expected to be achieved by the AB InBev/Modelo transaction. Additionally, Crown will immediately have access to several more Mexican beer brands to sell in the U.S., and is guaranteed supply of a certain number of new products each year upon request...Finally, Crown is empowered to freely innovate and supplement its offerings in the U.S. beyond the Modelo portfolio at Crown's sole discretion."
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July 30, 2015
08:48 EDTBUDAB InBev says $1B share buyback completed during Q2
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08:46 EDTBUDAB InBev reports Q2 normalized EPS $1.21, consensus $1.35
Reports Q2 revenue $11.05B, consensus $11.57B. Total volumes declined by 2.2% in Q2, with beer volumes down 2.1%, and non-beer volumes down 2.9%. The decline in beer volumes was driven mainly by difficult FIFA World Cup comparables, especially in Brazil and Europe, and challenging trading conditions in several countries, partly offset by good volume growth in Mexico and Latin America South. Volumes of Focus Brands declined by 2.0% in Q2. Volumes of its three global brands grew by 6.4% in the quarter, with Budweiser up 6.0%, Corona up 7.8% and Stella Artois up 4.9%.
07:55 EDTBUDAB InBev volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
AB InBev August call option implied volatility is at 26, September is at 25; compared to its 52-week range of 17 to 29, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results today.
July 21, 2015
10:01 EDTBUDOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:01 EDTBUDOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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05:26 EDTBUDAB InBev downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura
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July 20, 2015
16:43 EDTBUDAB InBev initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT
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11:33 EDTBUDAB InBev downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura

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