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Altria Group, Inc. (MO) — Recommendation Trends

The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.83 and lower end at 0.8 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.8. Baystate Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Altria Group by 0.3% during the second quarter. The stock declined 0.09% or $0.06 reaching $63.75 on the news. About 919,875 shares traded. It has underperformed by 2.23% the S&P500. Volume is the basic fuel of the market since stocks move up or down in price only when shares are trading hands. Banced Corporation invested in 2.22% or 16,085 shares. Celgene Corp now has $108.86B valuation. After the latest session, which saw the stock close at a price of $63.81, MO sits below its 52-week high. About 6.88 million shares traded. It is down 10.33% since October 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 35.31% the S&P500. Altria Group Inc. had 43 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. During the same period a year ago, the business posted $0.81 earnings per share. MO's profit will be $1.69B for 17.80 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. Altria Group reported sales of $5.19 billion in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 0.6%.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q2. 2 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. Navellier & Assoc holds 20,585 shares. 362,437 were reported by Jennison Assocs Limited Liability. The company reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.86 by ($0.01). Landscape Capital Mgmt Lc reported 81,970 shares stake. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys, a New York-based fund reported 3.40 million shares. This is an increase from Altria Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. 153 were accumulated by Korea Inv Corporation. However, the institutional investors are observed to own 62.80% of the total shares. Bartlett & Ltd Llc holds 2,060 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Ledyard Bank & Trust has 15,165 shares. The Alberta - Canada-based Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Management has invested 0.01% in OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG).

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $664,775 activity. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $75.0 target in Friday, September 1 report. Vetr downgraded shares of Altria Group from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $69.00 price objective on the a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $7900 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by Berenberg given on Tuesday, June 14. The firm has "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Wednesday, September 6. The rating was initiated by UBS on Friday, February 26 with "Neutral". The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, March 24 by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Monday, May 1 by Scotia Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Altria Group from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. 14 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. Aberdeen Asset Public Limited Uk holds 0.16% in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) or 634,289 shares. Bremer Tru Natl Association holds 0.83% or 22,552 shares. Cibc Ww Mkts Corporation holds 0.37% or 472,961 shares in its portfolio.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) touched its 1-Year High price of $77.79 on 06/20/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $60.01 on 07/28/17. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0% of its portfolio in OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) for 42,372 shares. Private Harbour Investment Mngmt And Counsel Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 5,716 shares.

Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp decreased Nextera Energy Inc (Call) (NYSE:NEE) stake by 30,100 shares to 3,600 valued at $504,000 in 2017Q2. The Ontario - Canada-based Mackenzie Corp has invested 0.21% in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). Cohen Klingenstein Limited Co holds 13,240 shares. 6,619 were accumulated by Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) Sa.

Altria Group, Inc is a holding company. LLC's holdings in Altria Group were worth $5,062,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 50% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, July 31. Morgan Stanley reinitiated it with "Equal-Weight" rating and $65 target in Tuesday, November 29 report. The company has a market capitalization of $120.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.273 and a beta of 0.64.

Altria Group declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, July 27th that authorizes the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, July 7 by Cowen & Co.

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