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

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$60.99 -0.01 (-0.02 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 08:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$61.00
Today's Range$60.72 - $61.31
52-Week Range$53.91 - $74.38
Volume4.49 million shs
Average Volume6.92 million shs
Market Capitalization$115.00 billion
P/E Ratio16.18
Dividend Yield4.59%
Beta0.65
Altria Group logoAltria 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
SymbolNYSE:MO
CUSIP02209S10
Phone804-274-2200

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.83
Current Ratio0.65
Quick Ratio0.31

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio16.18
Forward P/E Ratio15.25
P/E Growth1.77

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$25.58 billion
Price / Sales4.50
Cash Flow$3.5254 per share
Price / Cash17.30
Book Value$8.06 per share
Price / Book7.57

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.38
Net Income$10.22 billion
Net Margins42.00%
Return on Equity48.88%
Return on Assets16.46%

Miscellaneous

Employees8,300
Outstanding Shares1,885,180,000
Market Cap$115.00 billion

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.70 per share on Tuesday, July 10th. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. View Altria Group's Dividend History.

How will Altria Group's stock buyback program work?

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

How were Altria Group's earnings last quarter?

Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 26th. The company reported $1.01 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.00 by $0.01. The company earned $4.88 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.02 billion. Altria Group had a return on equity of 48.88% and a net margin of 42.00%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.85 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, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Altria Group.

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

Altria Group issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.94-4.03 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.99.

What price target have analysts set for MO?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Altria Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $62.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Altria Group's stock price to reach $71.1777 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 16.7% 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 4 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Altria Group.

Are investors shorting Altria Group?

Altria Group saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 26,252,711 shares, an increase of 26.4% from the July 13th total of 20,766,999 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 8,096,794 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.2 days. Approximately 1.4% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Altria Group's Current Options Chain.

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)

Has Altria Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about MO stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Altria Group earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 47.43 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Altria Group.

Who are Altria Group's major shareholders?

Altria Group's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.35%), FMR LLC (1.98%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.16%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.98%), Morgan Stanley (0.87%) and Federated Investors Inc. PA (0.70%). 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 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Vontobel Asset Management Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Aviva PLC and OppenheimerFunds 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 Morgan Stanley, FMR LLC, BlackRock Inc., Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc., Voya Investment Management LLC, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Coho Partners Ltd.. 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 $60.99.

How big of a company is Altria Group?

Altria Group has a market capitalization of $115.00 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.

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:  591 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  474 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,065
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 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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