Has $6.34 Million Stake in Altria Group Inc (MO)

Henrietta Strickland
April 16, 2018

The Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 143,120 shares with $16.76M value, up from 137,280 last quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc who had been investing in Ecolab Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.71 billion market cap company. About 68.98M shares traded. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has risen 44.03% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 27.43% the S&P500. The institutional investor held 1,094 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $78.12 million, down from 2,291 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.87% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $63.95.Currently Altria Group, Inc.is downtrending after 17.05% change in last April 15, 2017. The institutional investor owned 45,452 shares of the company's stock after acquiring an additional 5,091 shares during the period. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has declined 17.05% since April 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.76% the S&P500. Altria Group has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $74.53. Therefore 52% are positive. Mizuho maintained it with "Buy" rating and $90 target in Thursday, November 19 report. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Thursday, March 29 by J.P. Morgan. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $4800 target. The rating was upgraded by HSBC on Monday, September 26 to "Hold". As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank. Argus reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $79.00 price objective (up previously from $66.13) on shares of Altria Group in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. $410,313 worth of stock was sold by Dillard James E III on Friday, February 9. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Agricole on Thursday, July 30. On Monday, November 6 the firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given.

Big Money Sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.08, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 153 investors sold GE shares while 921 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 257 raised stakes. Aqr Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Com invested in 0% or 17,553 shares. Wellington Management Grp Inc Limited Liability Partnership reported 12.08M shares. Laurion Capital Management LP holds 183,848 shares. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.11. Catawba Capital Mgmt Va holds 0.15% or 9,074 shs. Old Second Savings Bank Of Aurora, Illinois-based fund reported 29,699 shares. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th were issued a dividend of $0.70 per share. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.64 and a quick ratio of 0.31. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh invested in 199,477 shares or 0.55% of the stock. (NYSE:ECL). Waddell And Reed has 0.12% invested in Ecolab Inc.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc, which manages about $23.22 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Broadcom Ltd by 2,388 shares to 356,172 shares, valued at $91.50 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Roberts Glore Company Il holds 49,858 shares.

MO registered $1.82 million net activity with 0 buys and 4 sales since February 7, 2018.

Saratoga Research & Investment Management, which manages about $1.40 billion and $1.43 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 250,101 shares to 253,156 shares, valued at $35.37 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. GE's profit will be $1.04B for 28.15 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality.

Altria Group, Inc is a holding company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 89% are positive.

Among 20 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. The company was maintained on Friday, July 15 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. As per Tuesday, January 30, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. Sterne Agee CRT downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Friday, February 26 report. As per Friday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Thursday, March 1 with "Buy". Lafayette invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 28,325 shs. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Monday, June 5. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. 63 investors sold all, 521 reduced holdings as MO ratio increased. 91 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. (NYSE:MO) for 105,226 shares. Toth Fin Advisory holds 0.16% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:T). Mondrian Investment holds 855,031 shares or 0.81% of its portfolio. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi owns 1.67M shares. Weybosset Rech & Ltd Liability Corporation owns 3,383 shares. Pitcairn stated it has 27,717 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 21,970,538 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,393,372,000 after purchasing an additional 1,561,120 shares during the period. Cornercap Invest Counsel reported 0.03% in PepsiCo, Inc. Moreover, Fisher Asset Mgmt Ltd Company has 0.02% invested in Altria Group, Inc. Moreover, Valmark Advisers has 0.05% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Weatherly Asset Management LP invested in 0.1% or 5,703 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust Banking reported 4.34 million shares. The company's revenue for the quarter was down.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Altria Group Inc will post 4.01 earnings per share for the current year. The stock has a market cap of $120,488.47, a PE ratio of 18.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.62. That is 28.77 % up compareed to $0.73 earnings per share for past year. This is an increase from Altria Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.66.

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