Altria Group (MO) Upgraded to Strong-Buy by Vetr Inc

25 January, 2018, 05:55 | Author: Regina Silva

The firm owned 14,060 shares of the company's stock after selling 20,201 shares during the quarter. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since January 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.69% the S&P500. (MO) by 93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 45,370 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.88M, down from 50,529 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company had revenue of $5.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.22 billion. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $247.3. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in shares of Altria Group by 4.6% during the second quarter.

Altria Group Inc (MO) opened at $71.28 on Tuesday. It has outperformed by 20.22% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. Livingston Grp Asset Mgmt Com (Operating As Southport Cap Management) holds 0.13% or 4,929 shares. Hm Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.2% stake.

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Oracle Investment Management Inc holds 2.9% of its portfolio in Vermillion, Inc. for 9.83 million shares. The correct version of this report can be viewed at (NASDAQ:PCLN). 359,330 are held by Savings Bank Of America De. (NYSE:MO). Merriman Wealth Mngmt Ltd Co owns 6,868 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Atlantic Trust Group Llc owns 208,401 shares. Moreover, Lourd Cap Lc has 0.03% invested in The Priceline Group Inc. Citigroup invested in 2.85 million shares or 0.15% of the stock. Quantbot Technologies LP reported 22,584 shares stake. (NYSE:MAN). Fifth Third State Bank has 125 shares. Bouchey Fincl Gp Ltd, New York-based fund reported 7,052 shares. Another trade for 32,000 shares valued at $1.96M was sold by DEVITRE DINYAR S. It also reduced Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 263,155 shares and now owns 3,055 shares. Wells Fargo has "Buy" rating and $8000 target. 25,000 shares were sold by Mondry Lawrence N, worth $765,485 on Wednesday, August 16. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $72.63. Therefore 55% are positive. HCP had 70 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of HCP, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, July 7 by Cowen & Co. The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector with a market capitalization of 136.5 Million. Piper Jaffray maintained Altria Group, Inc. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, August 24 with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Raymond James with "Buy" on Wednesday, August 9. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $135 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. After $0.90 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00% negative EPS growth. Oppenheimer reissued a "buy" rating and set a $66.00 price objective on shares of Starbucks in a research report on Friday, January 19th. 124,689 are owned by Financial Counselors. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 0.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Wolverine Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc accumulated 0.02% or 24,114 shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Altria Group from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Central Comml Bank And Co invested in 120 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co holds 0.25% or 26,915 shares. (NASDAQ:MU). Trb Advisors Limited Partnership has 100,000 shares for 2.91% of their portfolio. Parsons Capital Mgmt Ri reported 7,475 shares. Private Tru Na holds 77,035 shares. Hamel Associates Inc accumulated 3,344 shares. Edward Jones upgraded Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Friday, October 30 to "Market Perform" rating. MO's profit will be $1.55 billion for 22.00 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. The company reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.01. LMR Partners LLP purchased a new position in shares of Altria Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,120,000. Altria Group Inc. has $85.0 highest and $58.49 lowest target. The insider Barrington Martin J. sold $994,909. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.82 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Altria Group Inc will post 3.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 79% are positive. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a hold rating and set a $70.00 price target (down previously from $71.00) on shares of Altria Group in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a "buy" rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Starbucks in a research report on Friday, September 29th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, September 1 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, July 31 by UBS. The stock of Altria Group, Inc.


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