NYSE:MO - Altria Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$52.40 -0.41 (-0.78 %)
(As of 05/24/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$52.40
Today's Range$51.60 - $53.11
52-Week Range$42.40 - $66.04
Volume5.73 million shs
Average Volume10.77 million shs
Market Capitalization$98.04 billion
P/E Ratio13.13
Dividend Yield6.06%
Beta0.35
Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands. The company also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, and 14 Hands names; and imports and markets Antinori, Torres, and Villa Maria Estate wines, as well as Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in the United States. In addition, it provides finance leasing services primarily in transportation, aircraft, power generation, real estate, and manufacturing industries. The company sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; large retail organizations, such as chain stores; and the armed services. Altria Group, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Cigarettes
Sub-IndustryTobacco
SectorConsumer Staples
CUSIP02209S10
Phone804-274-2200

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$25.36 billion
Cash Flow$4.1753 per share
Book Value$7.53 per share

Profitability

Net Income$6.96 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees8,300
Outstanding Shares1,870,920,000
Market Cap$98.04 billion
Next Earnings Date7/25/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) Frequently Asked Questions

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 Friday, May 17th. Investors of record on Friday, June 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.80 per share on Wednesday, July 10th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 13th. View Altria Group's Dividend History.

How will Altria Group's stock buyback program work?

Altria Group declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, May 17th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Altria Group's earnings last quarter?

Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 25th. The company reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.02. The business earned $4.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.60 billion. Altria Group had a net margin of 24.87% and a return on equity of 49.42%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.95 earnings per share. View Altria Group's Earnings History.

When is Altria Group's next earnings date?

Altria Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Altria Group.

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

Altria Group updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 25th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.15 to $4.27 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.22. Altria Group also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $4.15-4.27 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for MO?

13 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Altria Group's stock. Their predictions range from $45.00 to $75.00. On average, they anticipate Altria Group's stock price to reach $61.8464 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Altria Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Altria Group?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Altria Group in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Altria Group.

Has Altria Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about MO stock have been trending negative on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Altria Group earned a daily sentiment score of -2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting Altria Group?

Altria Group saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 22,110,080 shares, an increase of 11.7% from the March 29th total of 19,793,292 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 7,482,320 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.0 days. Approximately 1.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Altria Group's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Altria Group's key competitors?

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), The Coca-Cola (KO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Verizon Communications (VZ), General Electric (GE), AbbVie (ABBV), Bank of America (BAC) and Pfizer (PFE).

Who are Altria Group's key executives?

Altria Group's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Howard A. Willard III, BA (Hons), MBA, Chairman & CEO (Age 56)
  • Mr. William F. Gifford Jr., Vice Chairman & CFO (Age 49)
  • Mr. Murray R. Garnick, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 59)
  • Mr. Charles N. Whitaker, Sr. VP of HR, Compliance & Information Services and Chief Compliance Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. William Stephen Marshall, VP of Investor Relations

Who are Altria Group's major shareholders?

Altria Group's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.57%), FMR LLC (4.21%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.44%), Northern Trust Corp (1.17%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.98%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.97%). Company insiders that own Altria Group stock include Brian W Quigley, Craig A Johnson, Dinyar S Devitre, Ivan S Feldman, James E Dillard III, Jody L Begley, Mark Newman, Martin J Barrington, Nabil Y Sakkab, W Hildebrandt Surgner Jr and W Hildebrandt Surgner, Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Altria Group.

Which institutional investors are selling Altria Group stock?

MO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Wellington Management Group LLP, Federated Investors Inc. PA, BlackRock Inc., Troy Asset Management Ltd, Voya Investment Management LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Altria Group company stock in the last year include Dinyar S Devitre, Ivan S Feldman, Jody L Begley and W Hildebrandt Surgner, Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Altria Group.

Which institutional investors are buying Altria Group stock?

MO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Geode Capital Management LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. and OppenheimerFunds Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Altria Group stock in the last two years include Mark Newman and Nabil Y Sakkab. View Insider Buying and Selling for Altria Group.

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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Altria Group's stock price today?

One share of MO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $52.40.

How big of a company is Altria Group?

Altria Group has a market capitalization of $98.04 billion and generates $25.36 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $6.96 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.99 on an earnings per share basis. Altria Group employs 8,300 workers across the globe.

What is Altria Group's official website?

The official website for Altria Group is http://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.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Altria Group (NYSE MO)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  669 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  554 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,223
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Altria Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 5/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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