Anheuser-Busch roundup: Rival slumps, Buy rating, and Super Bowl buzz

|About: Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD)|By:, SA News Editor

Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD -0.2%) is in focus after rival Diageo reported slower growth in some key emerging markets. Execs with Diageo fired a warning shot at A-B by tipping off that the company is still very much in a M&A phase.

BTIG Research initiates coverage on the stock with a Buy rating. The call comes with shares of BUD off over 9% YTD.

The brewing giant has 4 minutes of prime Super Bowl advertising slots lined up. One spot will reportedly unveil Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Bud Light supporter.