Altria Group (NYSE:MO) expected to pay $0.70 on April 10, 2018

Leslie Hanson
March 14, 2018

NewSquare Capital LLC now owns 108,780 shares of the company's stock valued at $109,000 after purchasing an additional 106,530 shares in the last quarter. The hedge fund held 112,129 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.12 million, up from 104,977 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock traded within a range of $65.56 and $66.37. 3,782,430 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,000,359.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Smith Chas P & Associates Pa Cpas decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 6.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tompkins Financial Corp sold 38,408 shares as the company's stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied. The Covington Investment Advisors Inc holds 84,910 shares with $5.39 million value, down from 109,910 last quarter. Smith Chas P & Associates Pa Cpas who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $124.99 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $158.02. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.40, for a total value of $216,153.60. TG Therapeutics, Inc. (TGTX) has risen 60.54% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.46% the S&P500. Altria Group Inc now has $125.26 billion valuation. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.11. MO's profit will be $1.79 billion for 17.46 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.68 EPS. research analysts predict that Altria Group Inc will post 4 earnings per share for the current year.

Wilen Investment Management Corp, which manages about $240.00M and $164.26 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kraton Perform (NYSE:KRA) by 21,521 shares to 98,363 shares, valued at $3.89 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Gm Advisory Gru Inc Inc reported 19,717 shares or 0.38% of all its holdings.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $3.78 million activity. "Purchases Shares of 3,081 Altria Group Inc (MO)" was originally posted by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 28,117 shares of company stock valued at $1,821,707. NewSquare Capital LLC grew its stake in shares of Altria Group by 4,734.7% during the 3rd quarter. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 79% are positive. Finally, Hutner Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Altria Group by 2.7% in the 3rd quarter.

In other Altria Group news, CEO Craig A. Johnson sold 14,953 shares of Altria Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. Jefferies maintained the shares of MO in report on Monday, June 5 with "Hold" rating. The stock has "Sell" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 30. The rating was initiated by SunTrust on Monday, August 17 with "Neutral". (NYSE:MO) earned "Outperform" rating by CLSA on Thursday, September 15. Wells Fargo maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Friday, March 2. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $72.0 target. Vetr downgraded Altria Group from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $71.65 target price for the a research note on Monday, November 13th. (NYSE:MO). Philadelphia Tru holds 19,192 shares. Another trade for 4,294 shares valued at $512,853 was made by Michael Robert A. on Wednesday, February 28. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Piper Jaffray.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q2.

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of MO. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes.

The company's stock is now moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -3.49%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -7.9% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Atlantic Trust Gru Limited Company owns 208,401 shares or 0.06% of their USA portfolio. The Ohio-based Wealthtrust Fairport Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.29% in Altria Group, Inc. Naples Global Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Altria Group by 6.1% in the 4th quarter.

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) is expected to pay $0.70 on April 10, 2018. Old Financial Bank In holds 54,595 shares. Weybosset Rech Mngmt Lc owns 3,383 shares or 0.14% of their U.S. portfolio. Associated Banc owns 105,209 shares. Principal Fin Incorporated holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 398,726 shares. Berkshire Asset Mngmt Llc Pa reported 47,168 shares. The Kentucky-based Todd Asset Mngmt has invested 0.72% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). 40,153 were reported by Gulf Fincl Bank (Uk). Affinity Advsrs Ltd Liability holds 184,847 shares or 1.36% of its portfolio.

Wintergreen Advisers Limited Com holds 11.19% or 386,982 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:MO). Hollencrest Ltd Liability Company holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. Therefore 100% are positive. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp had 9 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 30 with "Buy". The stock has "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 13. Bank of America upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Wednesday, January 4 report.

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