The beer wars may be back. A new ad by Miller Brewing spoofs a campaign by Anheuser-Busch and is drawing a response from the industry-leader, which derided Miller for its negativity.
Buying in tech stocks could lift the market again Wednesday, but Merrill Lynch earnings hang in front of the opening bell like a dark cloud. Or should we say Merrill's report of losses. The firm is scheduled to report third quarter numbers between 7:30 and 8 a.m., and analysts are forecasting a loss of $0.45 per share.
With positive comments from Microsoft and Countrywide today, it's time to step back and take a slightly broader view of the markets. The S&P is up 7% this year (and 3% from its historic high).
Anheuser-Busch said on Wednesday quarterly profit rose as the nation's largest brewer sold more beer at higher prices.
British brewer Scottish and Newcastle may sell its stake in Russia-based brewer Baltic Beverages Holding (BBH) to block a potential joint bid from Carlsberg and Heineken, a source said.
Snow, the Chinese beer brand partly owned by London-based brewer SABMiller, is set to become the number-two beer brand in the world this year, SABMiller said Thursday, citing industry data.
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought 1.62 million shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe in the past few days, according to a filing late Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Anheuser-Busch, the U.S.' largest brewer, said Wednesday its second-quarter profit rose 6.1 percent, on a 6.1 percent rise in sales. The maker of Budweiser, Bud Light and other beers earned $677 million, or 88 cents per share, in the three months ended June 30; the figures are up from $638 million, or 82 cents per diluted share, in the same period in 2006.
Brewer Anheuser-Busch has virtually "no choice" but to combine with rival Belgium-based brewer InBev S.A. to raise its global profile, a Citigroup analyst said on Monday.
Mergers and acquisitions and a generous portion of quarterly earnings along with OPEC news is turning the stock market picture back to the plus side after Friday's selloff, though looming in the background are credit market concerns.
Hendrick Motorsports announced moments ago that Budweiser will not in fact be the primary sponsor of Dale Earnhardt Jr. While it's a really bad thing for Budweiser--any other driver they get won't be as big as Dale Jr,--I think in the end, it's better for Dale Jr. It's just another signal of a fresh start. New team, new logo and I'd advise him and Hendrick to give him a new number as well.
The five foundations billionaire Warren Buffett has pledged most of his $49 billion fortune to received their second annual gifts of Class B shares of Berkshire Hathaway on Monday.
This week, Pepsi is expected to give way to Coke as the official beverage of most of NASCAR’s tracks and speculation is that Pepsi will be putting some of the money they would have used for the tracks, to getting its Mountain Dew brand on Dale Earnhardt Jr's, racing car hood next year. If that trade-off really happens, it’s a cinch for Pepsi and a dumb move for Coke. The bottom line is people aren’t fans of tracks or fans of the organization itself (NASCAR).
Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest brewer, introduced an Indian-brewed Budweiser on Friday as part of the company's plan to tap into the country's booming economy, a top official said.
Investors may want to raise their glasses to beer stocks on July 4th, because the holiday can generate about 5% of annual beer sales.
There are ways to play the stock market when interest rates are rising, analysts say, but investors should proceed with caution. "The market doesn't normally do well with rising interest rates, so a more defensive posture is in order," Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Robert W. Baird, told CNBC.com."
About an hour or so ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that he would go to Hendrick Motorsports starting in 2008 for the next five years. But Budweiser -- which has a personal services agreement with Junior through 2008 and was the primary sponsor of his No. 8 DEI car -- wasn't part of the announcement.
Bill Ackman, the self-styled activist investor, is taking aim at Anheuser Busch, CNBC has learned.While Ackman would not return calls for comment, people who who have been approached about investing in an activist campaign led by Ackman, firmly believe the target is Anheuser Busch, the leading American brewer.
Beer and sports have always had a strong connection that has been fortified by the fact that alcohol companies spend so much money to appeal to sports fans. Now consider the fact that this has happened. A pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, a team that was owned for four decades by Anheuser Busch, and has a greater connection to beer than any other team in sports, died from drinking too much. This came after the team's manager, Tony LaRussa, was charged with a DUI in March after he was found asleep at the wheel with his car running at a green light. Now there's yet another connection. Hancock's father is now suing, among others, Mike Shannon's Restaurant owned by the longtime Cardinals broadcaster for serving his son alcohol when they knew he was drunk even though Shannon's daughter claims she even offered to call him a cab. You couldn't have dreamed this one up.