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  • Wed, Nov. 30, 9:20 AM
    • Beer sales in the U.S. have improved over the last 12 weeks, updates Susquehanna analyst Pablo Zuanic.
    • IRI scanner data indicates that volume rose 1% during the 4-week period ending November 20 to mark the fastest pace of growth seen since November. Volume fell 0.1% in Q3 and was up 0.7% in Q2.
    • Zuanic says trends improved for Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and MillerCoors (NYSE:TAP), but volumes remained down mid-single digits for Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM).
    • "Sam Adams volumes worsened further, while Twisted Tea improved, and Angry Orchard declines slowed," writes Zuanic.
    | Wed, Nov. 30, 9:20 AM | 14 Comments
  • Mon, Nov. 21, 2:24 PM
    • Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) is up 4.51% on a huge volume move.
    • Other beverage stocks with a head of steam include National Beverage Corporation (FIZZ +4.2%), Boston Beer (SAM +2.2%), Molson Coors (TAP +1.9%), Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS +1.8%) and Jones Soda (JSDA +2.8%). Leading Brands (LBIX +12.1%) moved higher after a bullish Seeking Alpha article went live.
    • It's not clear why the names are attracting so much attention today from investors (M&A intrigue?), but as a group beverage stocks are the top performer in the consumer goods sector.
    | Mon, Nov. 21, 2:24 PM
  • Fri, Oct. 21, 11:51 AM
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  • Thu, Oct. 20, 4:33 PM
    • Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) is down almost 3% in after-hours trading after Q3 revenue fell off 14% Y/Y and missed the consensus estimate by over $25M.
    • Depletions were down 8% during the quarter. Barrels sold fell 11.9% to 1.131M.
    • "We saw a further slowdown in growth across the Craft brewing industry," noted Chairman Jim Koch.
    • Previously: Boston Beer misses by $0.12, misses on revenue (Oct. 20)
    | Thu, Oct. 20, 4:33 PM | 5 Comments
  • Thu, Oct. 20, 4:19 PM
    • Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM): Q3 EPS of $2.48 misses by $0.12.
    • Revenue of $253.4M (-13.5% Y/Y) misses by $25.51M.
    • Shares -1.4%.
    • Press Release
    | Thu, Oct. 20, 4:19 PM | 10 Comments
  • Wed, Oct. 19, 5:35 PM
    | Wed, Oct. 19, 5:35 PM | 28 Comments
  • Wed, Oct. 19, 1:17 PM
    • Barron's has introduced a tracking index of stocks favored by younger consumers.
    • Though the combined performance on the group of 50 stocks smashed the returns of the S&P 500 over the last five years, this year it lags slightly so far.
    • As expected, the price-earnings ratio of the Barron's Next 50 Index skews higher due to the focus on longer-term millennial growth.
    • Some of the companies making the initial list are Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED), Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM), Chipotle (NYSE:CMG), Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY), GameStop (NYSE:GME), GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB), Kate Spade (NYSE:KATE), Live Nation (NASDAQ:LIVE), Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU), MasterCard (NYSE:MA), Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH), Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST), Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK), Square (NYSE:SQ), and Yelp (NYSE:YELP).
    • A millennial-focused ETF launched last spring, the Global X Millennial Thematic ETF (NASDAQ:MILN), has outperformed the S&P 500 Index over its brief history.
    | Wed, Oct. 19, 1:17 PM | 77 Comments
  • Tue, Oct. 18, 12:41 PM
    • Boston Beer (SAM +2.5%) and Craft Brew Alliance (BREW +0.8%) are tracking higher after Nielsen reports beer sales in the U.S. were 1.5% higher for a four-week tracking period.
    • It's good timing for Boston Beer which is due to report Q3 earnings on Thursday.
    | Tue, Oct. 18, 12:41 PM
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  • Fri, Oct. 7, 8:17 AM
    • Susquehanna analyst Pablo Zuanic fires off some price target changes tied to an internal policy at the firm to move to a December 2017 time frame from December 2016.
    • Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM): PT moves to $162 from $175 vs. yesterday's close of $155.47, rated at Neutral.
    • Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS): PT moves to $98 from $104 vs. yesterday's close of $88.04, rated at Neutral
    • SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA): PT moves to $30 from $20 vs. yesterday's close of $26.08, rated at Neutral.
    • General Mills (NYSE:GIS): PT moves to $61 from $62 vs. yesterday's close of $62.42, rated at Neutral.
    | Fri, Oct. 7, 8:17 AM
  • Wed, Sep. 21, 8:45 AM
    • William Blair initiates coverage on Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) with an Outperform rating. The investment firm thinks the brewer's presence in the craft beer segment makes it an intriguing investment.
    • It's a different story over at Cowen and Company where the beer stock was moved down to Underperform from Market Perform after its protracted slump. Shares of Boston Beer are down 24% YTD.
    • SA contributor Quinn Foley warned in his Boston Beer breakdown earlier this week that the company could face pricing pressure in the U.S. due to new competition and a rocky economy.
    | Wed, Sep. 21, 8:45 AM | 3 Comments
  • Fri, Sep. 16, 10:21 AM
    • Credit Suisse names its favorite stocks in the beverage sector and cautions on others with a wave of initiations.
    • The investment firm starts off coverage on Monster Beverage (MNST -0.4%), Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS), and PepsiCo (PEP -0.4%) with Outperform ratings.
    • Neutral ratings filter down on Coca-Cola (KO -0.6%) and Constellation Brands (STZ -1.4%).
    • CS hangs an Underperform rating on Boston Beer (SAM -1.2%).
    • Forward PE ratios on the group: Monster 30.8, Dr. Pepper 20.6, PepsiCo 20.5, Coca-Cola 21.1, Constellations Brands 23.4, Boston Beer 23.2.
    | Fri, Sep. 16, 10:21 AM | 3 Comments
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  • Sat, Aug. 6, 11:06 AM
    • The heavy investment by the automobile industry on self-driving technology could end up benefiting restaurants and beer companies, according to some conjecture from Morgan Stanley.
    • The math from MS works out like this: You take the 39% of the 2.1B global drinking population that drives and factor in that their average intake of alcohol would increase from 1.5 drinks to 2.5 drinks per week with a self-driving car to haul them home. Assign a value per drink of $2.32 and you have an incremental annual benefit of $98B for the restaurant and alcohol industry.
    • There's conflicting data on the impact of Uber (Private:UBER) and Lyft (Private:LYFT) on alcohol consumption, so the Morgan Stanley theory has a ways before playing out. Still, Morgan's Adam Jonas is convinced the automobile industry is heading toward a future of fully autonomous transport in which the driving experience is nostalgic. The buying habits of younger millennials support the thesis to a degree.
    • During the Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) earnings call earlier this week, Elon Musk predicted global demand for self-driving cars would reach 2.5B. Execs with General Motors (NYSE:GM), BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY), and Toyota (NYSE:TM) also talked autonomous models in their CCs.
    • If Jonas and Musk are anywhere close to correct, the list of companies that could benefit from the autonomous push includes Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD), Dine Equity (NYSE:DIN), Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), Molson Coors (NYSE:TAP), Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM), Brinker International (NYSE:EAT), Bloomin' Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN), Ignite Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:IRG), Kona Grille (NASDAQ:KONA), Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Constellations Brands (NYSE:STZ), and Craft Brew Alliance (NASDAQ:BREW).
    • Related ETF: BITE.
    | Sat, Aug. 6, 11:06 AM | 108 Comments
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