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Check Out Line: This Bud’s for you, NYSE

September 16, 2009

bud1Check out the return of the “BUD” stock trading symbol.

Anheuser-Busch InBev shares will start trading in New York on Wednesday as U.S.-listed shares, or American Depositary Receipts under the former Anheuser-Busch symbol, a nod to its Budweiser beer label. The return to the New York Stock Exchange comes 10 months after Belgium’s InBev acquired the iconic U.S. brewer and moved its primary┬ástock listing to Belgium.

Anheuser-Busch InBev was formed late last year when InBev, the Belgian maker of Stella Artois and Beck’s, bought St. Louis-based Anheuser for $52 billion to create the world’s largest brewer. Since then, the company announced plans to open an office in New York and has begun reporting quarterly results in U.S. dollars, signaling a greater interest in the U.S. equity market, analysts said.

Investors can only hope the BUD shares will trade as well as Anheuser-Busch InBev shares in Europe, where they have more than tripled in value since late November.

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