Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Analysts See $0.81 EPS for Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

Patty Aguilar | 13 January, 2018, 12:13

Tiedemann Wealth Management Llc sold 81,321 shares as Altria Group Inc (MO)'s stock declined 2.84%. BlackRock Inc. now owns 127,525,988 shares of the company's stock valued at $9,496,859,000 after acquiring an additional 8,969,677 shares during the last quarter. UBS maintained Altria Group, Inc. It closed at $70.29 lastly. Altria Group Inc has a 12 month low of $60.01 and a 12 month high of $77.79. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500. The company reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.03. Bb&T Corporation reported 0.44% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the previous year is $70.90. About 4.74M shares traded.

USA Mutuals Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 23.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It has underperformed by 39.93% the S&P500. Eubel Brady Suttman Asset Mngmt Incorporated reported 4,205 shares. (NYSE:MO) for 1,871 shares. Ishares Tr (ITOT) was raised too. New York-based Nikko Asset Mngmt Americas has invested 0.41% in Altria Group, Inc.

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th.

Bruni J V & Company increased its stake in Hanesbrands Inc (HBI) by 14.49% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. MO's profit would be $1.55B giving it 21.69 P/E if the $0.81 EPS is correct. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc acquired 57,700 shares as Altria Group Inc Com (MO)'s stock declined 2.84%.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 1 sale for $6.58 million activity. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Altria Group by 2.0% during the second quarter. (NYSE:MO) was sold by DEVITRE DINYAR S.

Altria Group comprises 7.7% of USA Mutuals Advisors Inc.'s holdings, making the stock its biggest holding. Therefore 74% are positive. Moreover, Toronto Dominion Financial Bank has 0.15% invested in Altria Group, Inc. Vetr upgraded Altria Group from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $71.89 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Altria Group Inc. had 55 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. CLSA maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). 463,284 are held by Payden And Rygel. The stock has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 26. Jefferies maintained Altria Group, Inc.

Altria Group, Inc is a holding company. (NYSE:MO) on Thursday, September 15 with "Outperform" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MO in report on Monday, November 6 with "Hold" rating. The firm has "Sell" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, May 29. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold" on Friday, July 7. Capital World Investors raised its stake in Altria Group by 27.6% in the second quarter. (NYSE:MO) on Monday, July 17 with "Hold" rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Hold" on Friday, February 3. Investors of record on Thursday, December 21st were issued a dividend of $0.66 per share. Its down -0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. Sold All: 91 Reduced: 516 Increased: 420 New Position: 118.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock.

Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa increased Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc stake by 329,854 shares to 606,119 valued at $46.81M in 2017Q3. Regis Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 13,158 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advsr stated it has 83,563 shares. Pinnacle Financial Prtn Incorporated holds 82,584 shares. It is down 0.00% since January 12, 2017 and is. Altria Group's payout ratio is 33.00%. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 57,084 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in BioTime, Inc. Tortoise Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.04% invested in Altria Group, Inc. Institutional investors own 62.64% of the company's stock. (NYSE:MO) for 4.32 million shares. Its down 17.28% from 18.78 million shares previously. Eastern Bank & Trust has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc.

MO has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Bragg Fin, North Carolina-based fund reported 12,931 shares. The Company's product pipeline includes Ampion, an intra-articular injection for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee; and Optina, which has completed Phase II clinical trials for diabetic macular edema. Manatuck Hill Partners Llc who had been investing in Biotime Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $342.54 million market cap company. The firm operates through five divisions: Americas Adhesives; Europe, India, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Construction Products; and Engineering Adhesives.

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