Quarterly EPS Forecast Review: Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

Sell side analysts plays vital role in buying and selling a stock where 1 analysts rated Altria Group, Inc. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 1,763,350 shares of the company's stock valued at $131,317,000 after acquiring an additional 76,988 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Westwood Holdings Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Altria Group by 10.3% in the first quarter.

The top gainer with a security that increased in price during today's trading was Altria Group, Inc. About 1.96 million shares traded.

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Snap Incorporated Class A Common Stock (NYSE:SNAP) had a decrease of 5.17% in short interest. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Altria Group by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.22, for a total value of $1,959,040.00. With 292,600 avg volume, 5 days are for Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP)'s short sellers to cover COUP's short positions.

The Details: Altria Group, Inc. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be issued a $0.61 dividend.

(MO) worth $9.61 billion at the end of the most recent reporting period.The investor is now holding 134,264,023 shares thanks to an increase of 6,738,035 new shares in their portfolio. 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 the stock. Cadinha & Co. LLC raised its stake in shares of Altria Group by 34.8% during the second quarter. Segall Bryant And Hamill Ltd holds 0.03% or 16,587 shares. 219,115 are held by Hl Finance Service Ltd Liability Corp. BLACKROCK INC. owned 5.28% of Altria Group, Inc. Beech Hill Advsr Inc invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Tru Com Of Virginia Va holds 0.35% or 31,245 shares. James Invest Research Inc has invested 0% in Altria Group, Inc. 12,550 were accumulated by Granite Invest Partners Lc. Evanson Asset Management Ltd has 21,481 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. 338.41 million shares or 0.06% less from 338.61 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. (NYSE:MO). Garde Cap Incorporated holds 4,941 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Boothbay Fund Mgmt Ltd Company has 0.06% invested in Altria Group, Inc. About 2.89 million shares traded. The company has a market capitalization of $136,511.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.92 and a beta of 0.62. Johnson Financial Group Inc.'s holdings in Altria Group were worth $9,425,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 68% are positive. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $72.66 and a 200-day moving average of $71.30. Dominion Midstream Partners LP had 27 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. The firm has "Hold" rating by Berenberg given on Friday, February 3. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Friday, August 11 by Barclays Capital. The stock has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, September 8. (NYSE:MO) has "Underperform" rating given on Thursday, March 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 26 with "Hold". Vetr lowered Altria Group from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $69.00 price target on the stock.in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Altria Group from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, June 27 report. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:MO) price has been as high as $77.79 and as low as $60.01.

Td Asset Management Inc decreased Waters Corp (NYSE:WAT) stake by 2,419 shares to 31,649 valued at $5.82 million in 2017Q2. It also upped On Semiconductor Corp (ONNN) stake by 28,115 shares and now owns 45,144 shares.

Is NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) Cheap From Peers? Wms Prtn Limited Liability Co owns 0.23% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has been trading recently. They expect $1.12 earnings per share, down 17.04% or $0.23 from last year's $1.35 per share. MO's profit will be $1.55B for 22.12 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. The company reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.03. Jpmorgan Chase & Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company has market cap of $1.87 billion. It offers Snapchat, a camera application that helps people to communicate through short videos and images. It now has negative earnings.

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