Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) (SAM) to Hold

(The) had a net margin of 9.65% and a return on equity of 20.19%.

The brewer posted revenue of $264.1 million in the period. During the same quarter a year ago, the firm earned $2.85 EPS. For the quarter ending Mar-18, 6 analysts have a mean sales target of 176.83 million whilst for the year ending Dec-17, 9 analysts have a mean target of 868.83 million. Credit Suisse Group raised shares of Boston Beer Company, Inc. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $162.79 and its 200 day moving average price is $146.76. Boston Beer Company, Inc. has a 12 month low of $128.70 and a 12 month high of $181.20. The firm has a market cap of $2.11 billion, a PE ratio of 25.05 and a beta of 0.56.

SAM has been the subject of several research reports. (The) from an "underperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and raised their target price for the company from $140.00 to $150.00 in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc restated a "positive" rating and set a $175.00 price objective (down previously from $179.00) on shares of Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. William Blair began coverage on Boston Beer in a research note on Wednesday, September 21st. They issued an "outperform" rating on the stock.

On a per-share basis, the Boston-based company said it had profit of $2.78. To assess the reasonability of SAM's earnings growth per share, we should look at its most recent growth rate delivered. Jefferies Group LLC restated a "hold" rating on shares of Boston Beer Company, Inc. Vanguard Group Inc is the second biggest holder with 749 K million shares now valued at 98.97 million whilst Tybourne Capital Management (HK) Ltd has 654 K million shares valued at 111.12 million. The stock was sold at an average price of $159.90, for a total transaction of $420,217.20. The company's stock had a trading volume of 312,247 shares. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. (The) has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $140.11. Insiders own 31.30% of the company's stock.

In other Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE:SAM) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, October 16th.

Boston Beer expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.60 to $6.20 per share. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in shares of Boston Beer by 12.9% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 1,267 shares of the company's stock valued at $217,000 after buying an additional 145 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors grew its position in Boston Beer Company, Inc.

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