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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Trailing P/E Ratio16.74
Forward P/E Ratio14.15
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$25.58 billion
Price / Sales4.19
Cash Flow$3.4527 per share
Price / Cash16.39
Book Value$8.06 per share
Price / Book7.02
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.38
Net Income$10.22 billion
Return on Equity49.92%
Return on Assets15.80%
Altria (NYSE:MO) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Altria's stock symbol?
Altria trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MO."
How often does Altria pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Altria?
Altria announced 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 4.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. View Altria's Dividend History.
How will Altria's stock buyback program work?
Altria declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, May 17th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Altria's earnings last quarter?
Altria (NYSE:MO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $4.67 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.63 billion. Altria had a return on equity of 49.92% and a net margin of 41.85%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.73 earnings per share. View Altria's Earnings History.
When is Altria's next earnings date?
What guidance has Altria issued on next quarter's earnings?
Altria issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.90-4.03 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.97.
What price target have analysts set for MO?
14 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Altria's stock. Their predictions range from $62.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Altria's share price to reach $71.87 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Altria.
Who are some of Altria's key competitors?
Who are Altria's key executives?
Altria'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 been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media headlines about MO stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. 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 earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 43.87 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.
Who are Altria's major shareholders?
Altria's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.08%), Northern Trust Corp (1.22%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (1.03%), Fayez Sarofim & Co (0.80%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.77%) and Federated Investors Inc. PA (0.71%). Company insiders that own Altria stock include Brian W Quigley, Charles N Whitaker, 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.
Which institutional investors are selling Altria stock?
MO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Swiss National Bank, Legal & General Group Plc, Eaton Vance Management and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Altria company stock in the last year include Brian W Quigley, Craig A Johnson, Dinyar S Devitre, James E Dillard III, Martin J Barrington and W Hildebrandt Surgner Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Altria.
Which institutional investors are buying Altria stock?
MO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Boston Partners, Independent Franchise Partners LLP, Coho Partners Ltd., Natixis, Contrarius Investment Management Ltd and Summit Trail Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Altria.
How do I buy shares of Altria?
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's stock price today?
One share of MO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $56.56.
How big of a company is Altria?
Altria has a market capitalization of $109.38 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 employs 8,300 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Altria?
Altria's mailing address is 6601 WEST BROAD STREET, RICHMOND VA, 23230. The company can be reached via phone at 804-274-2200.
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