Pro-Altria Group Inc Big Money Sentiment Runs Low in 2018 Q1, Currently at 0.73

June 26, 2018 - By Mark Williams

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Positions for Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO)

In Q1 2018 Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) big money sentiment decreased to 0.73, revealed SEC filings. So its down -0.20, from 2017Q4’s 0.93. 472 active investment managers increased and opened new positions, while 650 cut down and sold stock positions in Altria Group Inc so the sentiment has dropped. Funds own 1.16 billion shares, up from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Altria Group Inc in top 10 changed to 24 from 42 for a decrease of 18. In total 88 funds closed positions, 562 reduced and 372 increased. Also 100 funds bought new Altria Group Inc stakes.

Significant Altria Group Inc Shareholders

As of Q1 2018 South Street Advisors Llc has 68.55% invested in Altria Group Inc. Altria Group Inc’s shareholder Wintergreen Advisers Llc owns 280,452 shares as of Q1 2018. Moreover, Troy Asset Management Ltd reported 3.62 million shares in Altria Group Inc equivalent to 10.68% of its stocks portfolio. The Wyoming-based fund Cypress Capital Management Llc (Wy) have invested about 5.1% of the active investment manager’s stock portfolio in Altria Group Inc. The Texas-based fund Fayez Sarofim & Co holds 15.11 million shares or 5.1% of their stocks portfolio.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, makes and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States.The firm is valued at $106.53 billion. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen and Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands.10.04 is the P/E ratio. The firm also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste.

MO reached $56.23 during the last trading session after $0.84 change.Currently Altria Group, Inc. is downtrending after 24.97% change in last June 26, 2017. MO has also 4.80M shares volume. MO underperformed by 37.54% the S&P500.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO)’s quarterly earnings will be published on July, 26., Zacks reports. The EPS diference is $0.16 or 18.82 % up from last years number. Previous year: $0.85; Analysts forcast: $1.01. If EPS of $1.01 is published the profit of MO could hit $1.91 billion giving it 13.92 P/E. 6.32 % EPS growth is what Wall Street’s forecasts after $0.95 reported EPS last quarter.

Asset Mgmt One reported 3.25M shs or 0.46% of all its holdings. Naples Global Advisors Llc holds 0.45% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 24,280 shs. Glenmede Trust Na invested in 0.11% or 372,917 shs. Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Incorporated stated it has 0.35% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). 9,799 were accumulated by Cim Inv Mangement. Dorsey Whitney Trust Limited holds 4,406 shs. Edgestream Ltd Partnership invested 0.46% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Allsquare Wealth Mgmt Ltd Company invested 0% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Mngmt Il owns 8,651 shs for 0.1% of their capital. Veritas Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership owns 46,380 shs. Huntington Fincl Bank stated it has 0.38% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Stratford Consulting Limited Liability stated it has 7,530 shs or 0.18% of all its holdings. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Com stated it has 0.4% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Mechanics Commercial Bank Trust Department holds 2.01% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 137,137 shs. Morgan Dempsey Mgmt Limited Liability has 0% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO).

Altria Group, Inc. had 4 selling transactions and 1 buying transaction since February 7, 2018. This’s net activity of $1.52 million. Another trade for 6,500 shs valued at $410,313 was sold by Dillard James E III. Another trade for 3,200 shs valued at $199,488 was sold by SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR. $300,334 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) shs were bought by Newman Mark. The insider Quigley Brian W. sold $216,154.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 10 have positions in Altria Group (NYSE:MO) as follows: 8 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 2 with “Hold”. The positive are 80%. Since January 4, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Altria Group has 13 analyst reports. On Thursday, January 4 the rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy”. On Friday, April 27 Morgan Stanley maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $65 target. On Wednesday, January 10 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. On Monday, February 5 the stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets. On Monday, April 23 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray. On Wednesday, April 18 the firm earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup. In Monday, January 8 report Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. The company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, April 18. On Monday, April 30 the firm earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, February 1 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Piper Jaffray.

For more Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news brought out recently go to:,,, or The titles are as follows: “Can Altria Survive US Government Regulations?” brought out on May 29, 2018, “Are These 4 Fears About Altria Group Overblown?” on June 24, 2018, “Shares Of Altria Are A Buy” with a publish date: June 11, 2018, “Smoking Hot Dividend Hike Coming From Altria” and the last “Altria’s Best Hope for a Bounce” with publication date: June 23, 2018.

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