Legacy Private Trust Lowers stake in Altria Group Inc (MO)

Altria Group Inc (MO) : Legacy Private Trust reduced its stake in Altria Group Inc by 9.45% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 102,627 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $6,361,848 after selling 10,713 shares in Altria Group Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 12, 2016.Altria Group Inc makes up approximately 0.88% of Legacy Private Trust’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Banced Corp reduced its stake in MO by selling 3,823 shares or 18.08% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 17,324 shares of MO which is valued at $1,073,915. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 2.13% of Banced Corp’s portfolio.Vontobel Asset Management Inc reduced its stake in MO by selling 375,130 shares or 5.71% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,190,823 shares of MO which is valued at $382,283,320. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 3.03% of Vontobel Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.First United Bank Trust reduced its stake in MO by selling 3,796 shares or 52.45% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,441 shares of MO which is valued at $212,482. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.18% of First United Bank Trust’s portfolio. Pure Financial Advisors sold out all of its stake in MO during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 3,131 shares of MO which is valued $193,872.Beacon Financial Group boosted its stake in MO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 294 additional shares and now holds a total of 133,247 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $8,157,381. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 1.72% of Beacon Financial Group’s portfolio.

Altria Group Inc opened for trading at $62.52 and hit $62.55 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $61.99, with a gain of 0.39% or 0.24 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 72,60,995 shares. Company has a market cap of $121,119 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.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Altria Group Inc. Jefferies Initiated Altria Group Inc on Sep 21, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $70.Citigroup Initiated Altria Group Inc on Sep 13, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $72.

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.

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