Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

Integrated Wealth Counsel LLC raised its stake in Altria Group by 1,500.0% in the third quarter. 293,324 are owned by Evercore Trust Co Na. Moreover, Fisher Asset Management Ltd Company has 0.01% invested in Altria Group, Inc. Payden Rygel invested in 2.77% or 425,184 shares. Boston Prns reported 0.05% stake. Provise Grp Limited Liability Corp, a Florida-based fund reported 5,117 shares. The Company's subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA Inc (PM USA), which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States; John Middleton Co (Middleton), which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of machine-made cigars and pipe tobacco, and UST LLC (UST), which, through its subsidiaries, including U.S. (NYSE:MO). Maryland Capital Management reported 23,392 shares. Lafayette Investments Inc. now owns 3,863 shares of the company's stock valued at $276,000 after purchasing an additional 25 shares during the period. 60,128 are owned by Profund Advsrs Ltd Liability Com. International Sarl stated it has 0.21% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Stephens Ar holds 368,575 shares or 0.94% of its portfolio. Barometer Mngmt holds 0.08% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 137,524 shares. Sanctuary Wealth Advsr Ltd Com holds 700 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio.

Valicenti Advisory Services Inc decreased Altria Group Inc (MO) stake by 15.9% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Acropolis Investment Management LLC now owns 1,939 shares of the company's stock worth $138,000 after buying an additional 5 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 55,851 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $4.16M, down from 66,413 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Altria Group Inc now has $129.43 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.5544 during the last trading session, reaching $68.3844. About 10.22 million shares traded or 44.21% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since December 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500. AT Bancorp grew its position in Altria Group by 0.3% during the 1st quarter. It also increased its holding in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHG) by 1,140 shares in the quarter, for a total of 12,878 shares, and has risen its stake in Comcast Corp New (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Lafayette Investments Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Altria Group by 0.7% in the first quarter.

MO's average Beneish M-Score: -2.67 during the last 7 years. Jefferies Group analyst O. Bennett now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $3.28 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $3.27. After $0.90 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00 % negative EPS growth. (NYSE:MO). Goelzer Invest Mgmt Inc invested 0.03% in Altria Group, Inc. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) were released by: and their article: "Altria Performs Like Clockwork" published on November 14, 2017 as well as's news article titled: "Altria Group: Total Return And Dividend Growth Play, Buy The Dip" with publication date: November 29, 2017.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc.

General Motors Company was covered by a number of analysts recently, 5 rated the stock as Buy, 3 rated Outperform, 7 rated Hold, 0 gave an Underperform and 0 rated sell. Altria Group has a 52 week low of $60.01 and a 52 week high of $77.79. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $72.08. Net profit margin of Altria Group, Inc. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $71 target in Monday, June 27 report. The company has a market capitalization of $139.86 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.76 and a beta of 0.61. Jefferies Group has a "Hold" rating and a $72.00 price target on the stock. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 3 to "Sector Perform". Berenberg Bank lowered shares of Altria Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $76.00 price objective for the a report on Friday, February 3rd. On Friday, October 30 the stock rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co to "Market Perform". (NYSE:MO) rating on Thursday, September 14. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Thursday, October 26. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, August 24. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $62.0 target in Monday, November 6 report.

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