MO - Altria Group, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
57.43
+0.08 (+0.14%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT

57.46 +0.04 (0.08%)
After hours: 4:04PM EDT

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Previous Close57.35
Open57.17
Bid57.31 x 800
Ask57.46 x 1800
Day's Range57.09 - 57.80
52 Week Range53.91 - 74.38
Volume5,056,876
Avg. Volume8,561,642
Market Cap108.798B
Beta0.45
PE Ratio (TTM)10.26
EPS (TTM)5.60
Earnings DateJul 26, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield2.80 (4.83%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-06-14
1y Target Est68.24
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  • Barrons.com6 hours ago

    Tobacco Stocks Could Pack Some Upside

    Smoking causes cancer, and frankly investors in tobacco stocks haven't been breathing easier as of late: Altria (MO), Philip Morris International (PM), and British American Tobacco (BTI) are off 19%, 22% and 25%, respectively, since the start of 2018.  Tobacco stocks have underperformed the S&P 500 by 2,500 basis points year to date, writes Stifel's Christopher Growe, but he still think that the fundamental outlook for the group remains "robust," thanks to growing earnings and dividends, and the Food and Drug Administration's less-than-swift move toward regulatory change. Growe argues that the second quarter will show strong pricing for tobacco companies, with a stabilization of Marlboro volumes, and a "return to the historical rate of decline for the cigarette industry (down 3.5%) calming many investors’ fears." He writes that e-vapor product volumes accelerated in the quarter, and cigarette volumes improved sequentially.

  • Philip Morris (PM) Q2 Earnings: Will RRPs Steal the Show?
    Zacks10 hours ago

    Philip Morris (PM) Q2 Earnings: Will RRPs Steal the Show?

    Philip Morris' (PM) second-quarter 2018 results are likely to gain from rising RRPs demand. However, cigarette volumes will remain soft.

  • Altria Thinks Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Could Lead to About a Million Lost Jobs
    Bloombergyesterday

    Altria Thinks Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Could Lead to About a Million Lost Jobs

    Altria Group Inc. says lower nicotine means lower employment -- to the tune of almost a million jobs. As the comment period on proposed new rules for cigarettes came to an end Monday, the tobacco industry has weighed in. It’s predicting dire consequences if the Food and Drug Administration carries out a plan it’s considering that would lower nicotine in cigarettes by as much as 97 percent.

  • Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’ for Altria ahead of Q2 Earnings
    Market Realistyesterday

    Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’ for Altria ahead of Q2 Earnings

    As of July 13, Altria Group (MO) was trading at $58.50. From the graph below, you can see that analysts have lowered their price target from $76.43 in April to the current target price of $68.24. The increase in anti-tobacco regulations, a declining number of smokers, and increased competition in RRPs (reduced risk products) appear to have compelled analysts to lower their price targets for Altria.

  • How Altria’s Valuation Multiple Compares to Its Peers
    Market Realistyesterday

    How Altria’s Valuation Multiple Compares to Its Peers

    From the above graph, you can see that Altria’s forward PE multiple has declined since the beginning of 2018. As of July 13, Altria was trading at a forward PE multiple of 14.0x compared to 19.7x at the beginning of 2018. The increase in anti-tobacco regulations, a declining number of smokers, and increased competition in RRPs (reduced risk products) have led to a fall in Altria stock as well as its valuation multiple.

  • Can Altria Meet Analysts’ EPS Expectations in Q2 2018?
    Market Realistyesterday

    Can Altria Meet Analysts’ EPS Expectations in Q2 2018?

    Wall Street analysts are expecting Altria Group (MO) to post EPS of $1.01 in the second quarter, which represents a rise of 18.8% from $0.85 in the second-quarter of 2017. EPS growth is expected to be driven by the expansion of net margins and share repurchases. Analysts are expecting Altria’s net margins to improve from 32.5% to 38.3% due to a decline in cost of sales and a lower effective tax rate.

  • Why Analysts Expect Altria’s Revenue to Fall in Q2 2018
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Why Analysts Expect Altria’s Revenue to Fall in Q2 2018

    Wall Street analysts are expecting Altria Group (MO) to post second-quarter revenue, net of excise tax, of $5.02 billion, which represents a fall of 0.9% from $5.07 billion in Q2 2017. To drive sales, Altria has restructured to form two divisions: core tobacco and innovative tobacco products. Altria has also reported that it will be employing a chief growth officer to accelerate the introduction of innovative products and technologies to market.

  • Could Altria’s Q2 2018 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Could Altria’s Q2 2018 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    Altria Group (MO) is scheduled to report its second-quarter earnings before the market opens on July 26. As of July 13, the company was trading at $58.50, which represents a rise of 4.8% since the announcement of its first-quarter earnings on April 26. Altria stock was driven by strong first-quarter earnings when it outperformed analysts’ EPS expectation of $0.80 by posting $0.91. Altria has been struggling in 2018 due to the increase in anti-tobacco regulations and the declining number of smokers.

  • Can Smucker's Shareholder-Friendly Moves Help Revive Stock?
    Zacks2 days ago

    Can Smucker's Shareholder-Friendly Moves Help Revive Stock?

    Smucker (SJM) announces a quarterly dividend hike of 9% from 78 cents per share to 85 cents. This marks the company's 17th straight year of dividend hike.

  • Why Tobacco Stocks Have Lost Around 20% This Year
    Motley Fool3 days ago

    Why Tobacco Stocks Have Lost Around 20% This Year

    Tobacco stocks sold off this year largely on concerns that cigarette makers would struggle to transition to newer technologies.

  • Comparing Philip Morris’s Valuation Multiple with Its Peers
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Comparing Philip Morris’s Valuation Multiple with Its Peers

    Could Philip Morris Meet Analysts’ Expectations in Q2 2018? The forward PE multiple is calculated by dividing the company’s stock price by analysts’ earnings estimates for the next four quarters. On July 11, Philip Morris International (PM) traded at a forward PE multiple of 15.2x compared to 18.7x before it announced its first-quarter earnings on April 19.

  • Can Philip Morris Meet Analysts’ Q2 2018 EPS Expectations?
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Can Philip Morris Meet Analysts’ Q2 2018 EPS Expectations?

    Could Philip Morris Meet Analysts’ Expectations in Q2 2018? This expansion is expected to be driven by revenue growth and a lower effective tax rate. Analysts expect Philip Morris’s EBIT margins to fall from 39.3% in the second quarter of 2017 to 38.8%.

  • Factors Driving Philip Morris’s Revenues in Q2 2018
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Factors Driving Philip Morris’s Revenues in Q2 2018

    Could Philip Morris Meet Analysts’ Expectations in Q2 2018? Wall Street analysts expect Philip Morris International (PM) to post second-quarter revenues, net of excise taxes, of $7.56 billion. This revenue growth is expected to be driven by an increase in product prices and growth in RRP (reduced-risk products) sales.

  • Business Wire6 days ago

    Altria to Host Webcast of 2018 Second-Quarter Results

    Altria Group, Inc. will host a live audio webcast on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its 2018 second-quarter business results. Altria will issue a press release containing its business results at approximately 7:00 a.m.

  • ACCESSWIRE7 days ago

    Free Technical Insights on Altria Group and Three Other Cigarettes Stocks

    Richmond, Virginia headquartered Altria Group Inc.'s stock finished Tuesday's session 1.28% higher at $58.76. A total volume of 9.51 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 8.38 million shares.

  • 4 Rock-Solid Cheap Dividend Stocks with P/Es Under 15
    Motley Fool11 days ago

    4 Rock-Solid Cheap Dividend Stocks with P/Es Under 15

    HP, Apple, Altria, and AT&T all trade at dirt cheap valuations.

  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Altria Group Inc.
    Markit11 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Altria Group Inc.

    This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting MO. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding MO totaled $2.42 billion.

  • Why Tobacco Stocks Got Smoked in H1 2018
    Market Realist12 days ago

    Why Tobacco Stocks Got Smoked in H1 2018

    Investors shunned the stocks of tobacco companies in the first half of 2018 following the decline in shipment volumes. A deceleration in sales of reduced-risk products further irked investors since these products are meant to accelerate the sales growth rate amid a decline in the smoking rate around the world. The stocks of Philip Morris International (PM) and Altria (MO) fell 23.6% and 20.5%, respectively, in the first six months of 2018 (see graph below) and underperformed the benchmark index (SPY), which increased 1.7% during the comparable period.

  • Analysts Favor ‘Buy’ for Altria
    Market Realist12 days ago

    Analysts Favor ‘Buy’ for Altria

    As of July 2, Altria Group (MO) was trading at $55.80, and analysts’ 12-month stock price target was $68.57, implying a 22.7% return. On June 26, Morgan Stanley cut its target price from $65 to $63, while Jefferies lowered its target price from $84 to $70 on June 1. Since Altria’s first-quarter earnings announcement, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, and Berenberg have lowered their price targets for its stock. The dip of 4.2% in Altria’s cigarette shipment volumes and increasing restrictions on tobacco products appear to have prompted analysts to lower their price targets.

  • How Altria’s Dividend Yield Compares
    Market Realist12 days ago

    How Altria’s Dividend Yield Compares

    Could Altria’s Price Correction Mean a Buying Opportunity? Altria Group (MO) has a strong history of enhancing shareholders’ returns through higher dividends and share repurchases. On May 17, Altria announced dividends of $0.70 per share at an annualized payout of $2.80.

  • Why Analysts Expect Altria’s EPS to Rise
    Market Realist13 days ago

    Why Analysts Expect Altria’s EPS to Rise

    In the next four quarters, analysts expect Altria Group’s (MO) EPS to rise 11.6% YoY (year-over-year) to $4.03 from $3.61. This year, Altria expects its EPS to grow 15%–19% YoY to $3.90–$4.03 from $3.39.

  • What Analysts Expect for Altria’s Revenue
    Market Realist13 days ago

    What Analysts Expect for Altria’s Revenue

    Could Altria’s Price Correction Mean a Buying Opportunity? In the next four quarters, analysts expect Altria Group (MO) to post revenue, net of excise tax, of $19.74 billion, which represents 0.8% growth YoY (year-over-year) from $19.58 billion. To maximize its core tobacco business and realize the full potential of its innovative tobacco products, Altria has established two divisions: core tobacco and innovative tobacco products.

  • Could Altria’s Price Correction Mean a Buying Opportunity?
    Market Realist13 days ago

    Could Altria’s Price Correction Mean a Buying Opportunity?

    By the end of July 2, Altria Group (MO) was trading at $55.87, 21.8% lower than its price at the beginning of 2018. The company is currently trading 3.6% above its 52-week low of $53.91 and 25.5% below its 52-week high of $74.98. Investors fear these restrictions could lower Altria’s sales.