Altria Group Company Profile (NYSE:MO)

About Altria Group (MO)

Altria Group logoAltria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company's segments include smokeable products, smokeless products and wine. The Company's subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), 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. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC) and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd. (Ste. Michelle), is engaged in the manufacture and sale of smokeless tobacco products and wine. Its other operating companies include Nu Mark LLC (Nu Mark), a subsidiary that is engaged in the manufacture and sale of tobacco products, and Philip Morris Capital Corporation (PMCC), a subsidiary that maintains a portfolio of finance assets. Other subsidiaries include Altria Group Distribution Company and Altria Client Services LLC.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Cigarettes
  • Sub-Industry: Tobacco
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MO
  • CUSIP: 02209S10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $75.07
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $73.98
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $67.45
  • 52-Week Range: $59.48 - $76.55
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.31
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.03
  • P/E Growth: 2.91
  • Market Cap: $145.64B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,940,026,000
  • Beta: 0.61
  • Net Margins: 55.31%
  • Return on Equity: 109.95%
  • Return on Assets: 16.47%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.09%
  • Current Ratio: 0.98%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.71%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Altria Group (NYSE:MO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $71.80 (4.36% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/17/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetHold$69.00 -> $71.00N/AView Rating Details
2/3/2017ArgusBoost Price TargetHold -> Buy$73.00 -> $79.00N/AView Rating Details
2/3/2017Berenberg BankDowngradeBuy -> Hold$76.00N/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$70.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
12/21/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$74.00N/AView Rating Details
11/29/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual -> Equal Weight$65.00N/AView Rating Details
10/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingNeutral$69.00 -> $68.00N/AView Rating Details
9/26/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuy$72.00N/AView Rating Details
6/27/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 -> $71.00N/AView Rating Details
3/29/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$65.00 -> $67.00N/AView Rating Details
11/3/2015Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$60.00 -> $62.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015NomuraBoost Price TargetBuy$64.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Earnings by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/1/2017Q416$0.67$0.68$4.80 billion$5.45 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.81$0.82$5.11 billion$6.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$0.80$0.81$5.01 billion$6.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.68$0.72$4.41 billion$3.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.68$0.67$4.73 billion$6.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.75$0.75$4.89 billion$4.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215$0.71$0.74$4.74 billion$6.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.62$0.63$4.11 billion$5.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2015Q414$0.66$0.66$4.50 billion$6.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.68$0.69$4.73 billion$6.49 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q214$0.66$0.65$4.60 billion$6.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.57$0.57$4.03 billion$5.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q413$0.58$0.57$4.48 billion$6.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.64$0.66$4.53 billion$6.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q2 2013$0.63$0.62$4.62 billion$4.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.53$0.69$4.04 billion$5.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q4 2012$0.55$0.55$4.33 billion$4.46 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2012Q312$0.58$0.58$5.50 billion$5.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.57$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.49$0.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2012$0.49$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.56$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2011$0.53$0.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011$0.44$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$0.44$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.30 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.57 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q3 20161$0.81$0.81$0.81
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Next Dividend:4/10/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.44
Dividend Yield:3.25%
Dividend Growth:8.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:33.47% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
73.94% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
68.35% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:8 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.15%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 60.77%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/31/2016Martin J BarringtonCEOSell15,960$65.85$1,050,966.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2016Charles N. WhitakerSVPSell11,000$66.53$731,830.00View SEC Filing  
8/3/2016James E. Dillard IIISVPSell9,000$66.68$600,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016Nabil Y SakkabDirectorBuy4,000$63.20$252,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Brian W QuigleyCEOSell3,000$63.66$190,980.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2015Nabil Y SakkabDirectorBuy4,532$56.44$255,786.08View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015Denise F KeaneEVPSell25,000$52.11$1,302,750.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Clifford B FleetCEO of Philip Morris USASell5,000$49.04$245,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014John R NelsonEVPSell1,640$49.06$80,458.40View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014W Hildebrandt Surgner, Jr.InsiderSell1,950$40.07$78,136.50View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Denise KeaneEVPSell40,729$37.57$1,530,188.53View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Dinyar S DevitreDirectorBuy26,700$37.04$988,968.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Brian W QuigleyCEOSell1,235$36.94$45,620.90View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Latest Headlines for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
DateHeadline logoIs Philip Morris International Stock Getting Overvalued? (NYSE:MO) - March 22 at 6:42 PM logoStaples showdown: Altria vs. Coca-Cola (NYSE:MO) - March 21 at 6:32 PM logoAltria Group Inc (MO) Stock Is on Fire With Dominant Vape Game (NYSE:MO) - March 17 at 10:41 AM logoDividend stocks aren't as great as they used to be (NYSE:MO) - March 17 at 8:53 AM logoBetter Buy: Procter & Gamble Co vs. Altria Group Inc - Motley Fool (NYSE:MO) - March 17 at 12:21 AM logoBetter Buy: Procter & Gamble Co vs. Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) - March 16 at 1:47 PM logoDoes Roundup Cause Cancer? (NYSE:MO) - March 15 at 11:49 PM logoBetter Buy: Altria Group vs. Philip Morris - Motley Fool (NYSE:MO) - March 15 at 6:49 PM logoAltria Group: Valuation Analysis Under The Proposed Trump And House GOP Tax Plans - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:MO) - March 15 at 3:46 AM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Wells Fargo, Altria, Dow Chemical, Colgate and Papa John (NYSE:MO) - March 14 at 11:05 AM logoBetter Buy: Altria Group vs. Philip Morris (NYSE:MO) - March 13 at 5:36 PM logoNoteworthy Friday Option Activity: MO, PX, WAT (NYSE:MO) - March 10 at 7:53 PM logoThis Dividend-Rich Tobacco Company Looks Good (NYSE:MO) - March 10 at 7:53 PM logoHere's Why the Best Is Yet to Come for Altria Group (NYSE:MO) - March 6 at 11:15 AM logoHow Altria Aims to Keep Its Streak of 20% Yearly Gains Alive (NYSE:MO) - March 3 at 6:36 PM logoALTRIA GROUP, INC. Financials (NYSE:MO) - March 3 at 6:36 PM logoAltria Group Declares Quarterly Dividend (NYSE:MO) - March 2 at 6:48 PM logoALTRIA GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NYSE:MO) - March 2 at 9:31 AM logoAltria Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.61 per Common Share (NYSE:MO) - March 1 at 6:39 PM logoMO a Top 25 Dividend Giant With $7.34B Held By ETFs (NYSE:MO) - March 1 at 10:51 AM logoCould Warren Buffett Finally Invest in Philip Morris International? (NYSE:MO) - March 1 at 10:51 AM logoBusiness groups, once tobacco-friendly, switch sides in fight (NYSE:MO) - February 28 at 10:10 AM logoALTRIA GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NYSE:MO) - February 27 at 6:04 PM logoAltria's Ever Expanding P/E Ratio - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:MO) - February 25 at 8:06 AM logo8:04 am Altria reaffirms FY17 EPS guidance ahead of presentation at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference (NYSE:MO) - February 22 at 6:45 PM logoALTRIA GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure (NYSE:MO) - February 22 at 6:45 PM logoAltria Presents at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference; Reaffirms 2017 Earnings Guidance (NYSE:MO) - February 22 at 8:28 AM


Frequently Asked Questions for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)

What is Altria Group's stock symbol?

Altria Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MO."

How often does Altria Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Altria Group?

Altria Group announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.61 per share on Monday, April 10th. This represents a $2.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.25%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 13th.

How were Altria Group's earnings last quarter?

Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 1st. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $5.45 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.80 billion. Altria Group had a net margin of 55.31% and a return on equity of 109.95%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.67 earnings per share.

When will Altria Group make its next earnings announcement?

Altria Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 26th 2017.

What guidance has Altria Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

Altria Group updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.26-3.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.30.

Where is Altria Group's stock going? Where will Altria Group's stock price be in 2017?

10 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Altria Group's stock. Their predictions range from $65.00 to $79.00. On average, they expect Altria Group's share price to reach $71.80 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Altria Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Altria Group stock:

  • 1. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "We see a FY17 EPS of USD 3.29 (guidance USD 3.26-3.32; cons USD 3.30). While assumed growth of 8.8% is within the company long term growth algorithm (7%-9%), with risk of Marlboro share loss (in our view), ABI potentially not as supportive as expected, and the valuation currently inflated (pricing in potential tax benefits and/or a PMI bid), we see risk of de-rating. We increase our PT to USD 71 to reflect long term support from the Nat Sherman acquisition. Updating estimates: Our FY17 EPS estimate assumes growth of 8.8% which is the same as previously. While we now see greater operational performance (EBIT growth of 5.9% vs. 4.2%) due to greater assumed pricing and the Nat Sherman contribution, this is offset by a greater tax rate (at 36% vs. 35.4%) as guided by the company. We increase our PT by c3% to reflect long term share gains from the acquired Nat Sherman brand." (2/17/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Estimates for Altria have been revised upward as Altria continues strong pricing power helps it to maintain margins. Overall we are optimistic about Altria’s subsidiary, Nu Mark LLC, which expanded the distribution of MarkTen XL e-vapor products and Green Smoke e-cigarettes in several lead markets. This should drive sales going ahead. Although the shares of the company are outperforming the Zacks categorized Tobacco industry in the last three months. The company’s growing market share in the e-cigarette category and efforts to adapt to the evolving consumer trends and develop less harmful alternative tobacco products are encouraging. However, the company is facing declining volumes, high federal & state excise taxes, exposure to strict anti-smoking rules. Further Altria is losing market share in the smokeless category." (1/4/2017)
  • 3. Argus analysts commented, "We are also raising our 2017 estimate to $3.36 from $3.26." (5/9/2016)

Who owns Altria Group stock?

Altria Group's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.79%), Janus Capital Management LLC (1.22%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (1.12%), FMR LLC (1.00%), Federated Investors Inc. PA (0.71%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (0.42%). Company insiders that own Altria Group stock include Brian W Quigley, Charles N Whitaker, James E Dillard III, Martin J Barrington and Nabil Y Sakkab.

Who sold Altria Group stock? Who is selling Altria Group stock?

Altria Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Fred Alger Management Inc., Prudential PLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Credit Agricole S A, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership and Gardner Russo & Gardner LLC. Company insiders that have sold Altria Group stock in the last year include Brian W Quigley, Charles N Whitaker, James E Dillard III and Martin J Barrington.

Who bought Altria Group stock? Who is buying Altria Group stock?

Altria Group's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Capital Management LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Putnam Investments LLC, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Federated Investors Inc. PA and State Street Corp.

How do I buy Altria Group stock?

Shares of Altria Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Altria Group stock cost?

One share of Altria Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $75.07.

Altria Group (MO) Chart for Wednesday, March, 22, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/22/2017 by Staff