Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD +0.7%) trades higher as the ripple effect of a takeover of Grupo...

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

Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD +0.7%) trades higher as the ripple effect of a takeover of Grupo Modelo continues to get bandied about. Though a deal is far from final, it's believed A-B would need to divest its Busch, Busch Light, and Natural Light brands to gain regulatory approval. While analysts and investors seem to approve a potential merger for the most part (put options soar?), waiting in the wings is SABMiller (SBMRY.PK) - long-rumored to a takeover target. Also up in the air: A-B's pursuit of Monster Beverage (MNST).