Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) Institutional Investors Q3 2017 Sentiment

Maricruz Casares
Enero 13, 2018

The company reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.03. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $2.7. About 4.74M shares traded. Altria Group Inc has a 12 month low of $60.01 and a 12 month high of $77.79.

Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa decreased Altria Group Inc (MO) stake by 68.97% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Altria Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $71.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. The institutional investor held 474,688 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $30.11M, up from 5,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Grp (Ca) owns 0.35% invested in Altria Group, Inc. The stock decreased 0.81% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $69.72. (NYSE:MO) for 4.32 million shares.

Altria Group Inc (NYSE MO) traded down $0.68 on Friday, hitting $69.61. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down -0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Moreover, Stonebridge Cap Mngmt has 0.09% invested in Altria Group, Inc. Wealthtrust Fairport Limited Liability Corp accumulated 43,109 shares. Jpmorgan Chase Com holds 12.59M shares. Bb&T Corporation reported 0.44% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. Fayez Sarofim & Co, a Texas-based fund reported 15.90 million shares.#img1#. Altria Group Inc. had 55 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Mngmt Incorporated invested 0.04% in Altria Group, Inc. It also upped Eqt Midstream Partners Lp (NYSE:EQM) stake by 47,672 shares and now owns 232,676 shares. The company has market cap of $221.75 million. The fund owned 210,300 shares of the company's stock after purchasing an additional 40,000 shares during the period. Altria Group had a return on equity of 49.43% and a net margin of 60.37%. (NYSE:MO) on Monday, June 5 with "Hold" rating. 241,097 were accumulated by Hl Fin Services Limited Com. The institutional investors in our partner's database now own: 1.17 billion shares, up from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q2. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of Altria Group by 133.3% during the first quarter.

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Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $2.95 million activity. Altria Group's revenue was up.1% compared to the same quarter past year. 3,870 shares valued at $224,174 were sold by Martsching Robert J on Monday, October 23.

Altria Group comprises 7.7% of USA Mutuals Advisors Inc.'s holdings, making the stock its biggest holding. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Therefore 74% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, October 26. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Friday, November 17. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Bank of America on Thursday, March 24. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 7 with "Hold". Altria Group's payout ratio is 33.47%. The firm has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, July 27. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. As per Wednesday, January 10, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $72.87. Gsa Capital Ltd Liability Partnership owns 174,816 shares or 0.03% of their USA portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers reported 2.92M shares stake. Greylin Invest Mangement holds 0.08% or 5,357 shares in its portfolio.

A number of research firms have recently commented on MO. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $71 target. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of MO in report on Tuesday, November 3 to "Sector Perform" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, December 12 by CL King. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by UBS. (NYSE:MO). Bank Of Nova Scotia Tru owns 24,503 shares. The stock of Hanesbrands Inc. Morgan Stanley maintained Hanesbrands Inc. Goldman Sachs upgraded Hanesbrands Inc. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 4,893,005 shares of the company's stock worth $310,314,000 after buying an additional 1,974,500 shares during the period.

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