Altria Group Inc’s (NYSE:MO) Sentiment is 0.93

May 16, 2018 - By Catherine Diaz

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“Big money” Positions

In Q4 2017 Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) big money sentiment increased to 0.93, according to SEC filings. That’s up 0.04, from 2017Q3’s 0.89. 544 hedge funds opened new and increased stock positions, while 584 decreased and sold their positions in Altria Group Inc so the sentiment is better. Funds own 1.16 billion shares, down from 1.17 billion shares in 2017Q3. Funds holding Altria Group Inc in top 10 changed to 42 from 36 for an increase of 6. In total 63 funds closed positions, 521 reduced and 410 increased. Also 134 funds bought new Altria Group Inc stakes.

Biggest Altria Group Inc Shareholders

Wintergreen Advisers Llc owns 386,982 shares in Altria Group Inc as of Q4 2017. As of Q4 2017, 3.62 million shares of Altria Group Inc are owned by Troy Asset Management Ltd. Also, Cypress Capital Management Llc (Wy) reported 109,105 shares in Altria Group Inc equivalent to 8.83% of its US long equity exposure. The New York-based fund Hrt Financial Llc have invested about 5.89% of the fund’s stock portfolio in Altria Group Inc. The Texas-based fund Fayez Sarofim & Co holds 15.13 million shares or 5.6% of their US long equity exposure.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, makes and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States.The company has $103.84 billion market cap. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen and Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands.The P/E ratio is 10.32. The firm also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste.

Ticker’s shares touched $54.815 during the last trading session after 0.54% change.Currently Altria Group, Inc. is downtrending after 17.05% change in last May 16, 2017. MO has 6.07M shares volume. MO underperformed by 28.60% the S&P 500.

Investors wait Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO)’s quarterly earnings on July, 26., according to Faxor. Analysts have expectation on stock’s earnings per share of $1.01. That’s up 18.82 % from last year’s $0.85 earnings per share. MO’s profit could be $1.91B if the current earnings per share of $1.01 is accurate. 6.32 % EPS growth is what analysts predict. $0.95 earnings per share was revealed for last quarter.

Callahan Ltd Com has invested 0.14% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Ltd Llc reported 11,363 shs stake. Penobscot Investment Mngmt holds 5,035 shs. Greystone Managed Investments has invested 0.59% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). C M Bidwell And holds 0% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 77 shs. Martingale Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 0.85% stake. Griffin Asset Management owns 14,435 shs. Tiger Ltd Com has 10,000 shs for 0.11% of their capital. First Allied Advisory Service, Missouri-based fund reported 111,771 shs. Axa stated it has 0.02% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Live Your Vision Llc holds 915 shs or 0.02% of its capital. Marco Mngmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 15,607 shs. Argent Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 3,650 shs. First Quadrant Lp Ca holds 0% or 1,900 shs in its capital. Bancshares Of The West has 42,622 shs.

Altria Group, Inc. registered $1.52 million net activity with 1 insider purchase and 4 selling transactions since February 7, 2018. On Monday, April 30 $300,334 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) was bought by Newman Mark. Dillard James E III sold $410,313 worth of stock or 6,500 shs. On Friday, March 2 a trade for 3,200 shs valued at $199,488 was made by SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR. Johnson Craig A. sold $995,734 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 14,953 shs on Wednesday, February 7.

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

Total analysts of 11 have positions in Altria Group (NYSE:MO) as follows: 9 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 2 with “Hold”. The positive are 82%. Since November 17, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Altria Group has 15 analyst reports. On Wednesday, April 18 Citigroup downgraded the shares of MO in report to “Neutral” rating. The stock rating was maintained by PiperJaffray with “Overweight” on Friday, February 2. On Tuesday, December 19 the stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Berenberg. On Monday, April 23 the stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given by Piper Jaffray. On Wednesday, January 10 the stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, January 19 the stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given by Jefferies. On Monday, January 8 the rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. On Monday, April 30 the rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Buy”. On Thursday, January 4 Wells Fargo maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) with “Buy” rating. On Monday, February 5 the firm has “Hold” rating given by RBC Capital Markets.

For more Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news published briefly go to: Seekingalpha.com, Benzinga.com, Seekingalpha.com, Fool.com or Seekingalpha.com. The titles are as follows: “Which Big Tobacco Name Do You Prefer?” published on April 23, 2018, “Altria’s Problems Baked Into Price, Now A Buy At RBC” on April 30, 2018, “The Fall Of 2 Dividend Champions” with a publish date: May 15, 2018, “Better Buy: Altria Group vs. Coca-Cola” and the last “Shareholder Yield: Altria Vs. Philip Morris” with publication date: April 22, 2018.

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