Altria Group Inc (MO) was Resumed by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $65. Morgan Stanley advised their investors in a research report released on Nov 29, 2016.
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.
On the company’s financial health, Altria Group Inc reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Oct 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.81. The company had revenue of $5193.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5110.94 million. The company’s revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.75 EPS.
Altria Group Inc opened for trading at $64.26 and hit $64.565 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $64.48, with a gain of 0.72% or 0.46 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 34,59,396 shares. Company has a market cap of $125,753 M.
In a different news, on Nov 2, 2016, Martin J. Barrington (Chairman, CEO & President) sold 15,960 shares at $65.85 per share price. According to the SEC, on Aug 8, 2016, Charles N. Whitaker (SVP HR Compliance InfoSvcs&CCO) sold 11,000 shares at $66.53 per share price. On Aug 5, 2016, James E Iii Dillard (SVP, Research, Dev. & RegAffrs) sold 9,000 shares at $66.68 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
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.