How Analysts Rated Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Last Week?

January 16, 2018 - By Darrin Black

 How Analysts Rated Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Last Week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 91 investors sold Altria Group, Inc. shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. 1.17 billion shares or 0.77% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Focused Wealth holds 0.12% or 5,882 shares. Contravisory Inv Mngmt owns 0% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 8 shares. Albion Financial Gru Ut stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Finemark Natl State Bank invested in 0.19% or 45,343 shares. Moreover, Bridges Invest Mngmt Inc has 0.8% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 98,669 shares. 35,253 are held by Signaturefd Limited Liability Corporation. North Star Inv Management reported 0.19% stake. Mariner Wealth Advsr Limited Liability Co reported 46,777 shares stake. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.54% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Holderness owns 8,526 shares. Fisher Asset Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% or 76,545 shares. Sanctuary Wealth Limited Liability Com holds 0.03% or 700 shares. Ci has invested 0.22% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Noesis Capital Mangement holds 22,848 shares or 0.54% of its portfolio. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands invested in 0.83% or 87,000 shares.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $2.95 million activity. 32,000 shares were sold by DEVITRE DINYAR S, worth $1.96 million.

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

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 55 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Friday, August 11 with “Buy”. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 9 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, November 29. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, September 1. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 6 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 14 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Cowen & Co. On Monday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 10 with “Buy”. Below is a list of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) latest ratings and price target changes.

10/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $78.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $79.0 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0 Maintain
19/12/2017 Broker: Berenberg Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
17/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $72.0 Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $62.0 Maintain
01/11/2017 Broker: Edward Jones Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
30/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Old Target: $80 New Target: $75 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral Old Target: $72 New Target: $68 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $76.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 1.09% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $68.85. About 8.17M shares traded or 20.78% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, makes and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. The company has market cap of $131.38 billion. 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. It has a 8.58 P/E ratio. The firm also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste.

More important recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Altria In 2018: Smoking Hot?” on January 02, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Is This Smoke Stock Past Its Prime?”, Fool.com published: “How Safe Are Altria Group Inc (MO) and Its Dividend?” on January 11, 2018. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Altria: A 2018 Winner” with publication date: January 04, 2018.

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