Altria Group Company Profile (NYSE:MO)

About Altria Group

Altria Group logoAltria Group, Inc. is a holding company. 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 large 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 segments include smokeable products, smokeless products and wine. The smokeable products segment uses over four manufacturing and processing facilities. The smokeless products segment uses over four smokeless tobacco manufacturing and processing facilities located in Franklin Park, Illinois; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee, and Richmond, Virginia. Its wine segment uses approximately 11 wine-making facilities.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Cigarettes
  • Sub-Industry: Tobacco
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MO
  • CUSIP: 02209S10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $73.65
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $70.24
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $66.09
  • 52-Week Range: $59.48 - $73.73
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.11
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.63
  • P/E Growth: 2.79
  • Market Cap: $142.88B
  • 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%
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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 (2.51% downside)

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


Earnings History 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: $3.31 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)
Annual Dividend:$2.44
Dividend Yield:3.31%
Dividend Growth:8.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:33.47% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
73.72% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
68.35% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:8 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.15%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 60.77%
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)


Latest Headlines for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
News IconTaking a Fresh Look at Altria Group, Inc. (MO) - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:MO) - February 21 at 6:19 PM
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News IconFort Point Capital Partners LLC Acquires Shares of 16466 Altria Group (MO) (NYSE:MO) - February 18 at 11:59 AM
News IconJefferies Group LLC Increases Altria Group (MO) Price Target to $71.00 (NYSE:MO) - February 18 at 11:59 AM
News IconThe Altria Group (MO) Stake Cut by RiverPoint Capital Management LLC (NYSE:MO) - February 18 at 11:59 AM
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News IconAltria Group (MO) Price Target Raised to $79.00 at Argus (NYSE:MO) - February 11 at 12:28 AM logoFor Dividend Growth Investors, Altria Is Priced Right - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:MO) - February 10 at 7:27 PM
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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, December 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.61 per share on Tuesday, January 10th. This represents a $2.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 20th.

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

10 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Altria Group's shares. Their predictions range from $65.00 to $79.00. On average, they anticipate Altria Group's share price to reach $71.80 in the next twelve months.

When will Altria Group announce their earnings?

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

What are analysts saying about Altria Group stock?

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

  • 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)
  • 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)

  • 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders 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, Denise F Keane, 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 purchased 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, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Federated Investors Inc. PA, State Street Corp and Alyeska Investment Group L.P..

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 $73.65.

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Last Updated on 2/22/2017 by Staff