Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) Big Money Quarterly Sentiment at 0.93

May 16, 2018 - By Eula Gilbert

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Altria Group Inc’s Sentiment

“Big money sentiment for Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) in 2017 Q4 increased to 0.93, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. So its up 0.04, from 2017Q3’s 0.89. 544 institutional investors opened new and increased stock positions, while 584 sold and reduced stakes in Altria Group Inc so the sentiment improved. 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. 63 Investors Sold All; 521 Reduced Holdings; 410 increased stakes while 134 institutional investors bought stakes.

Significant Altria Group Inc Investors

As of 2017 Q4 Wintergreen Advisers Llc has 17.07% invested in Altria Group Inc. As of 2017 Q4, 3.62 million shares of Altria Group Inc are owned by Troy Asset Management Ltd. Cypress Capital Management Llc (Wy) reported 109,105 shares. Hrt Financial Llc revealed 80,990 shares position in Altria Group Inc. The Texas-based fund Fayez Sarofim & Co looks positive on Altria Group Inc, having 15.13 million shares.

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.10.32 is the P/E ratio. The firm also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste.

MO is touching $54.815 during the last trading session, after increased 0.54%.Altria Group, Inc. has volume of 6.07M shares. Since May 16, 2017 MO has declined 17.05% and is downtrending. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 28.60%.

On July, 26. Investors expect Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to publish its quarterly earnings, as reported by RTT. EPS of $1.01 is 18.82 % up from 2017’s $0.85 EPS. MO’s profit could be $1.91 billion with 13.57 P/E in case $1.01 EPS is reported. 6.32 % EPS growth is what analysts predict. $0.95 EPS was reported for previous quarter.

Amalgamated Bancorp accumulated 248,472 shs or 0.48% of the stock. 13,503 were accumulated by Webster Retail Bank N A. United Kingdom-based Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd Co has invested 1.75% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan has 0.43% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 35,000 shs. Wall Street Access Asset Management Ltd Company holds 0.7% or 6,235 shs. 11,394 are held by Cobblestone Capital Advisors Limited Liability Company. Hsbc Public Ltd Com holds 3.49M shs or 0.36% of its capital. Timber Hill owns 76,910 shs for 0.35% of their capital. Thrivent For Lutherans accumulated 790,763 shs. Zacks Inv reported 1.11% stake. Opus Capital Lc stated it has 11,108 shs. Avalon Advsr Ltd Liability holds 0.87% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 396,111 shs. Ledyard Bancorporation, a New Hampshire-based fund reported 13,177 shs. Virginia-based Flippin Bruce Porter Inc has invested 0.12% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Buckhead Capital Limited Liability Com owns 0.13% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 8,284 shs.

Altria Group, Inc. registered $1.52 million net activity with 1 insider purchase and 4 sales since February 7, 2018. The insider Newman Mark bought $300,334. On Friday, March 2 the insider SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR sold $199,488. On Wednesday, February 7 14,953 shs were sold by Johnson Craig A., worth $995,734. On Friday, March 2 $216,154 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) was sold by Quigley Brian W..

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

In total 11 analysts cover Altria Group (NYSE:MO). “Buy” rating has 9, “Sell” are 0, while 2 are “Hold”. (NYSE:MO) has 82% bullish analysts. 15 are the (NYSE:MO)’s ratings reports on 16 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Friday, November 17 the firm earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies. The stock rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Friday, January 19. On Friday, April 27 the stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Equal-Weight” rating given by Morgan Stanley. The stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Thursday, January 4. On Monday, January 8 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Cowen & Co. On Wednesday, January 10 the stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given by Stifel Nicolaus. In Monday, April 30 report RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating. On Thursday, February 1 the stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given by Piper Jaffray. On Wednesday, April 18 the stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup. On Friday, February 2 the rating was maintained by PiperJaffray with “Overweight”.

For more Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news published recently go to: Benzinga.com, Seekingalpha.com, Fool.com, Seekingalpha.com or Seekingalpha.com. The titles are as follows: “Altria’s Problems Baked Into Price, Now A Buy At RBC” published on April 30, 2018, “Which Big Tobacco Name Do You Prefer?” on April 23, 2018, “Better Buy: Altria Group vs. Coca-Cola” with a publish date: May 12, 2018, “Shareholder Yield: Altria Vs. Philip Morris” and the last “The Fall Of 2 Dividend Champions” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

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