Altria Group Inc (MO) : London Co Of Virginia reduced its stake in Altria Group Inc by 5.42% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 6,549,182 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $437,092,407 after selling 375,615 shares in Altria Group Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016.Altria Group Inc makes up approximately 3.40% of London Co Of Virginia’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Walter Keenan Financial Consulting Co Mi Adv reduced its stake in MO by selling 1,984 shares or 5.41% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 34,699 shares of MO which is valued at $2,315,811. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.64% of Walter Keenan Financial Consulting Co Mi Adv’s portfolio.Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd boosted its stake in MO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 359,825 additional shares and now holds a total of 851,313 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $56,816,630. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.40% of Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd’s portfolio.Financial Counselors Inc boosted its stake in MO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,513 additional shares and now holds a total of 34,424 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $2,297,458. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.13% of Financial Counselors Inc’s portfolio.Mufg Americas Holdings Corp reduced its stake in MO by selling 5,813 shares or 2.3% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 247,247 shares of MO which is valued at $16,501,265. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.56% of Mufg Americas Holdings Corp’s portfolio.
Altria Group Inc opened for trading at $65.91 and hit $66.34 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $66.32, with a gain of 0.35% or 0.23 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 45,15,076 shares. Company has a market cap of $129,580 M.
On the company’s financial health, Altria Group Inc reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.80. The company had revenue of $6521.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5013.61 million. The company’s revenue was down -1.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.74 EPS.
Investors should note that on Aug 25, 2016, Altria Group Inc announced a cash dividend of $0.6100. The company’s management has announced Sep 13, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 15, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 11, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Altria Group Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Jun 27, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 71 from a previous price target of $65 .Berenberg Initiated Altria Group Inc on Jun 14, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $74.
Altria Group Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s reportable segments include smokeable products smokeless products and wine. As of December 31 2014 Altria Group Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiaries included Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA) which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States; John Middleton Co. (Middleton) which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of machine-made large cigars and pipe tobacco and is a wholly owned subsidiary of PM USA and UST LLC (UST) which through its wholly owned subsidiaries including U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC) and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd. (Ste. Michelle) is engaged in the manufacture and sale of smokeless products and wine.