Altria Group (NYSE:MO): “Equal-Weight” Rating was Maintained by Professional Analysts at Morgan Stanley; with Target Price of $63.

June 27, 2018 - By Robert Judd

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Big Money Sentiment decreased to 0.73 in Q1 2018. It has change of 0.20, from 2017Q4’s 0.93. The ratio fall due to Altria Group, Inc. positioning: 88 sold and 562 reduced. 100 funds acquired stakes and 372 increased stakes. Investors holded 1.16 billion in 2017Q4 but now own 1.16 billion shares or 0.04% more.

Troy Asset Mngmt invested in 10.68% or 3.62M shs. 240,208 were reported by Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Corp. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Llp Ma holds 0.04% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 31,958 shs. Opus Capital Group Lc accumulated 11,108 shs. 3,275 were accumulated by Gillespie Robinson Grimm. Atlas Browninc stated it has 0.07% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Mckinley Carter Wealth Incorporated accumulated 0.22% or 10,857 shs. Cape Cod Five Cents National Bank stated it has 9,552 shs or 0.09% of all its holdings. Stifel Fincl owns 0.17% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 868,296 shs. Riggs Asset Managment Co invested 0.01% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Coho Prtnrs holds 2.11% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 1.29M shs. 150,500 were accumulated by Arrowmark Colorado Holding Limited Liability. 12,780 are owned by Wespac Advsr Limited Liability. Schmidt P J Management holds 13,692 shs. Boyar Asset holds 4,920 shs.

Altria Group, Inc. had 4 selling transactions and 1 buying transaction since February 7, 2018. This’s net activity of $1.52 million. SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR also sold $199,488 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Friday, March 2. On Friday, March 2 $216,154 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) was sold by Quigley Brian W.. Shares for $300,334 were bought by Newman Mark. On Friday, February 9 Dillard James E III sold $410,313 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 6,500 shs.

Reiterated Altria Group (NYSE:MO) Rating.

Morgan Stanley’s Investment analysts have $63 PT which means upside potential of 12.20 % on Altria Group (NYSE:MO). a research report of the firm was released on Tuesday morning.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Ratings Coverage

A total of 10 analysts rate Altria Group (NYSE:MO) as follows: 8 “Buy”, 2 “Hold” and 0 “Sell”. Тherefore 80% are bullish. (NYSE:MO) has 14 ratings reports on Jun 27, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. On Monday, February 5 the rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Monday, April 23 the rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. On Friday, April 27 Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of MO in report with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Wednesday, January 10 the stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, February 2 PiperJaffray maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating. PiperJaffray has “Overweight” rating and $81 target. The stock rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Friday, January 19. In Wednesday, April 18 report Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Thursday, January 4 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Wells Fargo. On Tuesday, June 26 Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of MO in report with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Monday, January 8 Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MO in report with “Buy” rating.

MO hit $56.15 during the last trading session after $0.05 change.Altria Group, Inc. has volume of 1.64 million shares. Since June 27, 2017 MO has declined 24.97% and is downtrending. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 37.54%.

Investors wait Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO)’s quarterly earnings on July, 26., according to RTT. The EPS diference is $0.16 or 18.82 % up from last years number. Previous year: $0.85; Analysts forcast: $1.01. MO’s profit could be $1.91B if the current EPS of $1.01 is accurate. 6.32 % EPS growth is what analysts predict. $0.95 EPS was announced for last quarter.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, makes and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States.The firm is worth $106.37 billion. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands.The P/E ratio is 10.03. The firm also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste.

For more Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news published recently go to: Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, Fool.com or Fool.com. The titles are as follows: “Can Altria Survive US Government Regulations?” published on May 29, 2018, “Altria – A $62 Discount Cash Flow Valuation” on May 31, 2018, “Smoking Hot Dividend Hike Coming From Altria” with a publish date: June 22, 2018, “Are These 4 Fears About Altria Group Overblown?” and the last “Altria’s Best Hope for a Bounce” with publication date: June 23, 2018.

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