Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

Henrietta Strickland
December 6, 2017

Walleye Trading Limited Liability Corporation, Minnesota-based fund reported 15,958 shares. Hayek Kallen Invest holds 2.92% or 57,925 shares.

Platinum Investment Management Ltd increased Technipfmc Plc stake by 1.60M shares to 7.02M valued at $190.84M in 2017Q2.

Taking a look at some key metrics and ratios for Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Trustco Natl Bank N Y invested in 4,836 shares. Mastrapasqua Asset Mngmt reported 0.18% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Perkins Coie accumulated 0.02% or 410 shares. Mackenzie Fincl invested 0.21% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Coldstream Cap Mgmt reported 19,696 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO). Florida-based Eagle Asset Management has invested 0.7% in Altria Group, Inc. Capital Wealth Planning LLC's holdings in Altria Group were worth $982,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. London Co Of Virginia bought 215,688 shares as the company's stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied.

Pioneer Trust Bank N A increased its stake in Altria Group Inc Com (MO) by 101.61% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Solaris Asset Management LLC now owns 1,405 shares of the company's stock worth $105,000 after purchasing an additional 557 shares during the last quarter. London Co Of Virginia who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $133.85 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.19% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $54.38. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since December 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500. This leaves us with a quarter on quarter earnings per share growth of 74.00%. It also upped Hollyfrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) stake by 269,874 shares and now owns 993,600 shares.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on MO shares. They expect $0.81 EPS, up 19.12 % or $0.13 from last year's $0.68 per share. The company has a market capitalization of $130,863.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.70, a PEG ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 0.62. State Treasurer State Of Michigan accumulated 0.36% or 645,702 shares. (NYSE:MO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Altria Group: Total Return And Dividend Growth Play, Buy The Dip" published on November 29, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Altria: Rising Above The Clouds" with publication date: November 27, 2017. "Buys Phillips 66, Altria Group Inc ..." published on November 20, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Altria Is About To Rise Again" on November 09, 2017.

In related news, Director Dinyar S. Devitre sold 32,000 shares of Altria Group stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 21st.

The company's stock is now moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -1.39%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 1.42% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Finally, Proficio Capital Partners LLC lifted its holdings in Altria Group by 97.4% during the 1st quarter. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 68% are positive. Vetr lowered shares of Altria Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $71.65 target price on the stock.in a report on Monday. Cowen & Co maintained Altria Group, Inc. Cowen & Co has "Hold" rating and $64.0 target. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 134,264,023 shares of the stock are valued at $9.21 billion. (NYSE:MO) is 0.054424. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Tuesday, November 1 by Cowen & Co. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, July 17 report. Barclays Capital maintained Altria Group, Inc. As per Tuesday, June 28, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, August 11 by Wells Fargo. Zacks Investment Research lowered Altria Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. As per Tuesday, November 1, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by UBS.

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