Anheuser-Busch InBev's (BUD) aggressive plan to cut costs and make synergistic acquisitions...

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

Anheuser-Busch InBev's (BUD) aggressive plan to cut costs and make synergistic acquisitions keeps the company favored on Wall Street (analyst scorecard) even as it remains a target for consumer criticism on the quality of its most popular brands. For A-B, market share looks toppy at 48% in the U.S. and 69% in Brazil, making expense control and M&A the most logical path to grow earnings. On tap: Is a run at PepsiCo's beverage business in a mega-deal the next big move?