Altria Group Inc (MO) EPS Estimated At $0.87

July 18, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

 Altria Group Inc (MO) EPS Estimated At $0.87
Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.12, from 0.87 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 54 investors sold Altria Group Inc shares while 525 reduced holdings. 135 funds opened positions while 440 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 1.98% more from 1.14 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Moreover, Blb&B Limited has 0.26% invested in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). Architects accumulated 14,238 shares. Appleton Partners Ma invested in 7,918 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Fcg Advsr Ltd Liability reported 0.16% stake. Hillsdale Invest Mngmt Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). Steinberg Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). First In reported 18,309 shares stake. Breton Hill Ltd holds 2.64% in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) or 154,587 shares. Kelly Lawrence W And Associate Ca holds 0.03% or 2,064 shares in its portfolio. Uss Inv Mngmt Ltd reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). Kistler has 1.36% invested in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) for 41,200 shares. Rfg Advisory Group Inc Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.47% or 12,032 shares in its portfolio. Weybosset Research & Mngmt Lc owns 0.16% invested in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) for 3,382 shares. 32,537 were accumulated by Pittenger Anderson. Crestwood Advisors Limited Liability Corporation reported 6,910 shares.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $664,775 activity. DEVITRE DINYAR S sold $303,050 worth of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) on Monday, May 8.

Analysts await Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.87 EPS, up 7.41 % or $0.06 from last year’s $0.81 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.69 billion for 21.08 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by Altria Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.18 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.76% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $73.37. It is down 11.92% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) Ratings Coverage

Among 16 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 27 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Vetr upgraded it to “Strong-Buy” rating and $58.49 target in Wednesday, September 2 report. Berenberg initiated Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) on Tuesday, June 14 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research on Monday, May 9 to “Buy”. As per Friday, February 3, the company rating was downgraded by Berenberg. The stock of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by Citigroup. The stock of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 3. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, September 21. Barclays Capital maintained Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) on Thursday, March 30 with “Equal Weight” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 30 with “Sell”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Bank of America.

Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $142.59 billion. The Company’s divisions include smokeable products, smokeless products and wine. It has a 9.92 P/E ratio. The Company’s subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA Inc. , which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States; John Middleton Co. (Middleton), which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of machine-made cigars and pipe tobacco, and UST LLC (UST), which, through its subsidiaries, including U.S.

More notable recent Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Pioneer Trust Bank NA Buys Altria Group Inc, Automatic Data Processing Inc …” on July 08, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Altria Group: How Long It Survives With Price Increases” published on June 20, 2017, Fool.com published: “Altria Group Inc. in 4 Charts” on July 11, 2017. More interesting news about Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Altria: One Less Thing To Fear” published on June 20, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “How Altria Group Inc. Has Changed in the Past Two Years” with publication date: July 14, 2017.

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