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

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$52.73 -1.19 (-2.21 %)
(As of 12/17/2018 07:52 AM ET)
Previous Close$53.92
Today's Range$52.45 - $53.66
52-Week Range$52.45 - $74.38
Volume9.41 million shs
Average Volume9.42 million shs
Market Capitalization$99.08 billion
P/E Ratio15.60
Dividend Yield6.07%
Beta0.38
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 aircraft, electric power, railcar, 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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Cigarettes
Sub-IndustryTobacco
SectorConsumer Staples
Current SymbolNYSE:MO
Previous Symbol
CUSIP02209S10
Phone804-274-2200

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.77
Current Ratio0.60
Quick Ratio0.36

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio15.60
Forward P/E Ratio13.22
P/E Growth1.54

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$25.58 billion
Price / Sales3.87
Cash Flow$3.5271 per share
Price / Cash Flow14.95
Book Value$8.06 per share
Price / Book6.54

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.38
Net Income$10.22 billion
Net Margins42.13%
Return on Equity48.31%
Return on Assets17.21%

Miscellaneous

Employees8,300
Outstanding Shares1,879,050,000
Market Cap$99.08 billion
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 Wednesday, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 26th will be given a dividend of $0.80 per share on Thursday, January 10th. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 24th. View Altria Group's Dividend History.

How will Altria Group's stock buyback program work?

Altria Group declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, May 17th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Altria Group's earnings last quarter?

Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) posted its earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The company reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $5.29 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.22 billion. Altria Group had a net margin of 42.13% and a return on equity of 48.31%. 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, February 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Altria Group.

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

Altria Group issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.95-4.03 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.00.

What price target have analysts set for MO?

14 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Altria Group's stock. Their predictions range from $56.00 to $75.00. On average, they expect Altria Group's share price to reach $66.9469 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 27.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Altria Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Altria Group?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Altria Group in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Altria Group.

Has Altria Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about MO stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Altria Group earned a coverage optimism score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Altria Group's key competitors?

Who are Altria Group's key executives?

Altria Group's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Howard A. Willard III, Chairman, CEO, COO & Exec. VP (Age 55)
  • Mr. William F. Gifford Jr., Vice Chairman, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 48)
  • Mr. Murray R. Garnick, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 58)
  • Mr. Craig A. Johnson, Pres & CEO of Altria Group Distribution Company (Age 65)
  • Mr. Charles N. Whitaker, Sr. VP of HR, Compliance & Information Services and Chief Compliance Officer (Age 51)

Who are Altria Group's major shareholders?

Altria Group's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.53%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.53%), BlackRock Inc. (7.51%), Capital Research Global Investors (3.83%), FMR LLC (2.19%) and Capital International Investors (1.70%). Company insiders that own Altria Group stock include Brian W Quigley, Craig A Johnson, Dinyar S Devitre, George Munoz, James E Dillard III, Mark Newman, Martin J Barrington and W Hildebrandt Surgner Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Altria Group.

Which major investors are selling Altria Group stock?

MO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, Capital Research Global Investors, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Acadian Asset Management LLC and Bahl & Gaynor Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Altria Group company stock in the last year include Brian W Quigley, Craig A Johnson, Dinyar S Devitre, James E Dillard III and W Hildebrandt Surgner Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Altria Group.

Which major investors are buying Altria Group stock?

MO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital International Investors, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, FMR LLC, Morgan Stanley, Alliancebernstein L.P., Independent Franchise Partners LLP, BlackRock Inc. and Rehmann Capital Advisory Group. 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 $52.73.

How big of a company is Altria Group?

Altria Group has a market capitalization of $99.08 billion and generates $25.58 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $10.22 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.38 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:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  634 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  512 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,146
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This page was last updated on 12/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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