Boston Beer

  • This Brewer Is Cheap No Matter What Kind of Beer Americans Like

    By Ted Cooper - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, TAP

    Investing is an undertaking with inherent uncertainties; since the value of a company is the present value of its future cash flows, the ability to discern a company's future earning power is a crucial attribute for good investing. For many companies, this is a difficult undertaking. However, for Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE: TAP), the future may be good enough to justify its stock price no matter what happens.

    Traditional more »

  • Should You Be Worried That Corporate Earnings Are Slowing Down?

    By Mark Morelli - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: SAM, JNJ, MCD

    Several reports are circulating in the financial media that EPS growth for the S&P 500 member companies is slowing down to a trickle (or even poised for an outright drop) and P/E ratios are getting too high. Some analysts say that by later this year earnings will only grow by single digits.

    Should this concern the average retail investor?

    Not if you invest for the long term and more »

  • Despite Good Growth, This Large Craft Brewer Looks Expensive Now

    By Anh HOANG - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, TAP

    Shareholders of Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM) must be quite happy, as the company has experienced a significant rise since the market bottom in 2009, from only 19 per share to more than $211.60 per share. As Boston Beer seems to be quite expensive now, being valued at nearly 35 times its forward earnings, is that too late for new investors to come in? Could Boston Beer have more room more »

  • Capitalizing on the Light-Beer Demise

    By John Timmes - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, SAM, BREW

    A recent report suggested that light-beer consumption has been falling as consumer preferences move to other choices. While this trend has been discussed for a while now, let's examine three stocks that could benefit from a continuation in this changing dynamic.

    The craft brewers

    While the general beer market has been struggling recently, craft beer has been on a strong upswing. Craft beer sales grew by 15% over the more »

  • I'm Sure Glad I Bought These 2 Stocks

    By Mark Morelli - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: SAM, BWLD, COHR, VRTS

    Last year, I had some extra cash that I wanted to put to work in the growth portion of my portfolio.

    I use the following criteria for deciding which stocks to pick:

    1. Buy what you know (be familiar with either the company or their products),
    2. Solid earnings growth (15%-25% per year over the last three years is a good rule of thumb), P/E ratio not too more »

  • Is This Beer Behemoth Drinking up All the Industry Profits?

    By Anh HOANG - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, TAP

    Recently, Anheuser Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) has experienced a huge rise in the market price, from $88.80 per share to nearly $98 per share, its two month high, within just several days. The bullish market momentum for AB InBev was mainly due to the growing second quarter operating revenue. AB InBev was in the investment portfolios of many famous investors including Tom Russo, Jean-Marie Eveillard and Steven Cohen. Is more »

  • 3 Companies to Quench Your Summer Thirst

    By Todd Campbell - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: SAM, KO, MNST

    It probably doesn't surprise you to learn summer is a good time to own shares in beverage companies. The hot summer sun has a way of boosting demand for frost cold favorites. 

    While Fools shouldn't be buying and selling portfolios every few months, knowing seasonal trends likely to reward or punish a particular company can help you decide if the time is right to buy.

    In the case more »

  • Should You Tap Into Or Out of Molson Coors?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, TAP

    Many people think breweries perform well in recessions, but this is a Wall Street myth. While it’s true that breweries perform better than most companies during recessions, they’re not the most resilient stocks available. Therefore, if you’re concerned about the broader market eventually hitting a wall, then you might want to look into Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree, or Johnson & Johnson (amongst many others).

    However, if you’re confident more »

  • Keep Cool This Summer With These Beer Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, TAP

    As the Fourth of July nears, it’s likely many Americans will come face-to-face with many of their favorite adult beverages at a social gathering with family or friends. Some of the best stocks to own offer products that can be found in millions of homes across the country. Beer is one of those products, which consumers keep buying no matter the prevailing economy.

    Beer stocks, just like the temperature more »

  • Is the Beer Industry Frothy or Flat?

    By Brian Hill - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, HEINY

    The beer industry is considered one of the more recession-proof industries because when consumers feel the pinch of bad economic times, they switch from more expensive beverage choices such as wine and spirits and seek refreshment from the cold suds. That said, the Brewers Association reported that total beer sales in the United States were up less than 1% by volume in 2012. Rather flat.

    But there is a segment more »

  • What to Do if the Federal Reserve Slows Down Bond Purchases

    By Mark Morelli - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: SAM, CVX, PG, TRLA

    The markets have been in turmoil recently due to a few factors including speculation that the Federal Reserve, will taper or reduce its bond buying program.

    On the last day of spring the Dow dropped over 300 points, the biggest one-day decline in nearly two years, after the central bank's chairman, Ben Bernanke, announced that the economy is improving enough that the Fed could ease off the pedal sooner more »

  • Craft Beer Might be Getting Too Popular for Sam Adams

    By Sam Mattera - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, TAP

    If you're bullish on high-quality, craft beer, you might be inclined to purchase shares of Sam Adams-maker Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM). The stock has been a great growth story, rallying over 300% in the last five years, and 25% in 2013 alone.

    The demand for craft beer is up, particularly among millennials -- the only group of beer drinkers that’s actually growing in number. But along with that demand more »

  • Should You Buy These Brewers?

    By John Timmes - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, TAP

    Now that summer is upon us, there are more than a few reasons to enjoy a cold one. Whether at a barbeque, the beach, or the ballpark, summer is a great time to enjoy a beer or five. However, beer sales have been declining for several years for a variety of reasons. The economy, weather patterns, and health awareness have all caused beer sales to shrink. While companies were hopeful more »

  • Summer Time and Beer Go Together

    By Mark Yagalla - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, BREW

    Editor's Note: This article has been amended to fix mistakes. Motley Fool apologizes for the errors.

    America's love affair with beer continues. This is particularly evident in the rise of the craft breweries that specialize in unique flavors of beer. Beer is the new wine and is attracting more and more drinkers. There are now beer tastings and even pairings with certain foods. The result has been an more »

  • Steel City Bars Ban Boston Beer

    By Mark Morelli - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: SAM, BREW, TAP

    If you live in Pittsburgh or are traveling there during the NHL playoff series between the hometown team, the Penguins, and the Boston Bruins, you may not find certain kinds of beer.

    Several bars announced that they will not serve beer from the Boston area. It could be called the Great Boston Beer Ban.

    Will this slow the growth of Boston Beer Co. (NYSE: SAM), the number one craft brewer more »

  • How to Profit From the Upcoming M&A Boom?

    By RJ Towner - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: SAM, DECK, MDLZ, PEP, TIF

    In spite of low interest rates, rising equity prices, and general economic improvement, mergers and acquisition activity has remained relatively weak for the past few years. Although we have seen a few deals surface this week, we, at Valuentum, believe activity could accelerate in the coming months, especially if companies begin to recognize the possibility of rising interest rates, as outlined in the following piece: “The Impact of the US more »

  • Beers to Buy: 3 Brewing Stocks to Own

    By Ben Popkin - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, BREW

    Summer is fast approaching, and with summer come BBQs, baseball games, and pool parties. What do these events have in common? Smiling faces and beer. Beer, the magical golden liquid that’s full of flavor and fun to drink (assuming you’re over 21). Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the United States. Americans consumed a combined 50 billion pints of beer in 2012 which led to $99 more »

  • A Rally Is on Tap for This Brewer

    By Ted Cooper - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, TAP

    Big beer is in trouble. For decades, Amercians were content to drink watered-down beer so long as it was a brand they recognized. However, more and more Americans are starting to care what their alcoholic beverages taste like, thus giving rise to the domestic craft beer industry and lowering sales of past American favorites like Anheuser-Busch InBev's (NYSE: BUD) Budweiser.

    Although the craft beer industry poses a major threat more »

  • This Brewer Could Beat the Bears

    By Eric Novinson - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, BREW

    Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM) lost some ground to other craft brewers last quarter as Sam Adams sales dipped. Nevertheless, this brewer's investment in hard cider beverages continues to pay off. The brewer also funds a research organization that has other craft beers under development. Investors remain concerned about Boston Beer's valuation, though. Here are three reasons Boston Beer could still be a promising investment at this level.

    Overall more »

  • Collecting Beer Money Before the Summer

    By Ash Anderson - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, SAM, BREW

    The summer months are almost upon us, which means those beer sales are about to kick into high gear. Between holidays and hot months, you’ve got yourself a nice looking trend.

    We’re not the first
    Sorry everybody, we’re not the first to spot this trend. That doesn’t mean we should move on, though. The question we should be asking is, “How do we capitalize on these more »

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