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NYSE:MO

Altria Group (MO) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$51.32
-1.88 (-3.53%)
(As of 05/19/2022 02:45 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$51.11
$53.01
50-Day Range
$50.48
$56.57
52-Week Range
$42.53
$57.05
Volume
457,716 shs
Average Volume
10.56 million shs
Market Capitalization
$92.92 billion
P/E Ratio
31.29
Dividend Yield
6.70%
Beta
0.5
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About Altria Group

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells smokeable and oral tobacco products in the United States. The company provides cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars and pipe tobacco principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands, as well as provides on! oral nicotine pouches. It sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; and large retail organizations, such as chain stores. Altria Group, Inc. was founded in 1822 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Headlines

FDA issues plan to ban menthol in cigarettes, cigars
The U.S. government has released its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars
Plan to ban menthol cigarettes prompts late lobbying blitz
Dozens of interest groups have met with White House staffers to try to influence a long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes
Plan to ban menthol cigs prompts last-minute lobbying blitz
Dozens of interest groups have met with White House staffers to try to influence a long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes
Altria Group (NYSE:MO) Downgraded by Sanford C. Bernstein
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Altria Group Whale Trades Spotted
Analyst Ratings for Altria Group
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Cigarettes
Sub-Industry
Tobacco
CUSIP
02209S10
Employees
6,000
Year Founded
1985

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$26.01 billion
Cash Flow
$4.55 per share
Book Value
($0.97) per share

Profitability

Net Income
$2.48 billion
Pretax Margin
17.63%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,810,560,000
Free Float
1,809,290,000
Market Cap
$92.92 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 4/29 Dividend
3/24/2022
Last Earnings
4/28/2022
Dividend Payable
4/29/2022
Today
5/19/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/04/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.29 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

76th out of 188 stocks

Cigarettes Industry

3rd out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 4.7Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -













Altria Group (NYSE:MO) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Altria Group a buy right now?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Altria Group in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Altria Group stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in MO, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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Are investors shorting Altria Group?

Altria Group saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 16,470,000 shares, an increase of 24.7% from the March 31st total of 13,210,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 9,030,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.8 days. Approximately 0.9% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Altria Group's next earnings date?

Altria Group is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 4th 2022.
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How were Altria Group's earnings last quarter?

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 28th. The company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.09 by $0.03. The business earned $4.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.88 billion. Altria Group had a net margin of 11.64% and a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 2,506.92%. Altria Group's revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.07 earnings per share.
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How often does Altria Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Altria Group?

Altria Group announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 25th will be given a dividend of $0.90 per share on Friday, April 29th. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 24th.
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Is Altria Group a good dividend stock?

Altria Group pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 6.70%. MO has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. Altria Group has been increasing its dividend for 13 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Altria Group is 219.51%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, Altria Group will have a dividend payout ratio of 69.77% next year. This indicates that Altria Group will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Altria Group's stock buyback program work?

Altria Group announced that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, January 28th 2021, which allows the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy up to 2.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Altria Group issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.79-$4.93 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.84. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for MO?

7 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Altria Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Altria Group's stock price to reach $53.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.8% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Altria Group's key executives?
Altria Group's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. William F. Gifford Jr., CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Salvatore Mancuso, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56, Pay $1.58M)
  • Mr. Jody L. Begley, Exec. VP & COO (Age 50, Pay $1.69M)
  • Mr. Murray R. Garnick, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 62, Pay $2.21M)
  • Ms. Heather A. Newman, Sr. VP & Chief Strategy and Growth Officer (Age 44, Pay $1.19M)
  • Mr. Charles N. Whitaker, Sr. VP, Chief HR Officer & Chief Compliance Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Mac Livingston, VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Todd A. Walker, Sr. VP of Gov. Affairs & Public Policy - Altria Client Services LLC (Age 55)
  • Mr. Michael Thorne-Begland, VP and Chief Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Officer - Altria Client Services LLC
  • Ms. Paige Magness, Sr. VP of Regulatory Affairs - Altria Client Services LLC
What is Billy Gifford's approval rating as Altria Group's CEO?

15 employees have rated Altria Group CEO Billy Gifford on Glassdoor.com. Billy Gifford has an approval rating of 78% among Altria Group's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Altria Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Altria Group investors own include AT&T (T), Philip Morris International (PM), AbbVie (ABBV), Coca-Cola (KO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Pfizer (PFE), Intel (INTC) and Bank of America (BAC).

What is Altria Group's stock symbol?

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

Who are Altria Group's major shareholders?

Altria Group's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.69%), BlackRock Inc. (6.62%), State Street Corp (3.89%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (2.01%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.17%) and GQG Partners LLC (1.01%).
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Which major investors are selling Altria Group stock?

MO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Coho Partners Ltd., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Van ECK Associates Corp, Prudential Financial Inc., State Street Corp, Wellington Management Group LLP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, and Northern Trust Corp.
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Which major investors are buying Altria Group stock?

MO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including GQG Partners LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Swiss National Bank, Pacer Advisors Inc., and Cibc World Markets Corp.
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How do I buy shares of Altria Group?

Shares of MO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Altria Group's stock price today?

One share of MO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.27.

How much money does Altria Group make?

Altria Group has a market capitalization of $92.83 billion and generates $26.01 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $2.48 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.639990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Altria Group have?

Altria Group employs 6,000 workers across the globe.

When was Altria Group founded?

Altria Group was founded in 1985.

What is Altria Group's official website?

The official website for Altria Group is www.altria.com.

How can I contact Altria Group?

Altria Group's mailing address is 6601 WEST BROAD STREET, RICHMOND VA, 23230. The company can be reached via phone at (804) 274-2200 or via fax at 804-484-8231.

This page was last updated on 5/19/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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