Altria Group Inc (MO) Analysts See $0.87 EPS

July 18, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

 Altria Group Inc (MO) Analysts See $0.87 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.12, from 0.87 in 2016Q3. It increased, 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.
Pioneer Bankshares N A Or reported 0.17% stake. Massachusetts-based Bainco International Investors has invested 0.08% in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). Greystone Managed Invests stated it has 0.47% of its portfolio in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). 144,550 are owned by Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. Gulf State Bank (Uk) Limited invested in 32,315 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Pioneer Investment Mgmt stated it has 186,993 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Mason Cap Management Ltd holds 2.16% or 607,000 shares in its portfolio. Flossbach Von Storch Ag holds 0.04% or 35,000 shares. The California-based Integrated Wealth Counsel Lc has invested 0.23% in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). Parsec Financial Mgmt stated it has 8,728 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Ep Wealth Inc has 13,059 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Oakworth Cap has 11,086 shares. Fayez Sarofim Co owns 16.43M shares for 6.1% of their portfolio. Guyasuta Investment Advsr Incorporated owns 13,176 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Amp Cap Limited reported 1.10 million shares.

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

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. As per Thursday, March 23, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 3 to “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Berenberg given on Tuesday, June 14. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MO in report on Thursday, March 30 with “Equal Weight” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, May 29 with “Sell”. Citigroup initiated Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) on Tuesday, September 13 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Thursday, March 24. Vetr upgraded the stock to “Strong-Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 2 report. On Friday, October 30 the stock rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co to “Market Perform”.

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: which released: “Altria Group: How Long It Survives With Price Increases” on June 20, 2017, also with their article: “Altria: One Less Thing To Fear” published on June 20, 2017, published: “Altria Group Inc. in 4 Charts” on July 11, 2017. More interesting news about Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) were released by: and their article: “Altria Group Reaches Analyst Target Price” published on July 13, 2017 as well as‘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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