Major Analyst Actions Under Review: Altria Group, Inc. (MO), Banco Santander, SA

Wright Investors Service Inc sold 9,290 shares as Altria Group Inc (MO)'s stock declined 2.84%. The Annex Advisory Services Llc holds 4,523 shares with $337,000 value, down from 14,605 last quarter. Verus Financial Partners Inc.'s holdings in Altria Group were worth $6,410,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. (MO) ended its last session at $64.87 by Declining -0.22%.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: VANGUARD GROUP INC with 136.02 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 127.53 million shares, STATE STREET CORP with 74.12 million shares, CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS with 57.3 million shares, and CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS with 41.16 million shares.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Altria Group (MO) is Verus Financial Partners Inc.'s 7th Largest Position" was first published by TrueBlueTribune and is owned by of TrueBlueTribune. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Summit Financial Group, Inc.is a financial holding company. Banco Santander, S.A. has 0 buy ratings, 1 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -3.46% from its high of $6.99 to a $105.67 billion market value through last close. It has a 18.8 P/E ratio. The Firm provides these services through its community bank subsidiary, Summit Community Bank (Summit Community or the Bank). Strategic Financial Group LLC increased its position in Altria Group by 0.4% during the 1st quarter. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. They expect $0.88 earnings per share, up 7.32% or $0.06 from last year's $0.82 per share. MO's profit will be $1.68B for 18.48 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After having $0.27 EPS previously, Mindray Medical International Ltd (ADR)'s analysts see -3.70% EPS growth. In the past year there have been a total of 51 insider trades, including 24 open market buys and 27 sells.

The stock increased 0.59% or $0.05 on October 11, reaching $8.47. It has underperformed by 11.19% the S&P500. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt LP invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). Maryland Capital Management owns 25,000 shares or 0.08% of their USA portfolio. New Mexico-based New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.56% in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). Bridgecreek Investment Ltd Liability Com, Oklahoma-based fund reported 98,366 shares.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $664,775 activity. Altria Group Inc. had 43 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:MO), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Sabal Trust CO's holdings in Altria Group were worth $341,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. The firm has "Neutral" rating by UBS given on Friday, February 26. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, June 14 by Berenberg. Cwm Limited Co invested 0.05% in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). BidaskClub raised shares of Altria Group from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. The rating was initiated by UBS with "Neutral" on Friday, February 26.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 10th. Moreover, Macnealy Hoover Investment Mgmt has 0.24% invested in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). The stock of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 30 by Cowen & Co.

Baystate Wealth Management LLC increased its position in Altria Group by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q1.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of MO. Independent Investors holds 0.41% or 12,700 shares. Cortland Assoc Mo holds 34,075 shares. About 2.36 million shares traded. Train Babcock Advsr Limited Liability Company holds 0.22% or 6,713 shares in its portfolio. Capital Invest Advisors Ltd Llc holds 0.6% or 112,012 shares. Hillsdale Invest Mngmt Inc has 60 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The stock increased 1.40% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $40.65. Canal Ins holds 0.16% or 6,000 shares in its portfolio. Oppenheimer & Incorporated has 31,192 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Zwj Inv Counsel stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). Pictet Asset Management owns 0.06% invested in Ameriprise Financial, Inc. New York-based D E Shaw And has invested 0% in Polaris Industries Inc. Spectrum Mngmt Gru holds 0.49% in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) or 17,288 shares. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.61 per share. It also increased its holding in Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:KERX) by 168,404 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.47 million shares, and has risen its stake in Sap Se (NYSE:SAP). It also upped Rydex Etf Trust (RSP) stake by 4,670 shares and now owns 7,639 shares.

In other news, Director Dinyar S. Devitre sold 4,285 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 8th. $361,725 worth of stock was sold by MUNOZ GEORGE on Tuesday, May 23.

MO has been the subject of several research analyst reports.

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