Altria Group INC Com (MO) Valuation Rose While Aperio Group LLC Decreased Its Stake

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.82 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.09, from 0.73 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 65 investors sold MO shares while 529 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 379 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 0.17% less from 1.16 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. First Personal Fincl Svcs holds 5,716 shares. State Bank Of Hawaii owns 91,778 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Cidel Asset Management has invested 0.01% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Cim Investment Mangement Incorporated invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Tiedemann Limited Liability Corp holds 19,855 shares. Cap One National Association has 11,077 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board reported 2.23M shares. 5,115 were reported by Woodmont Inv Counsel Ltd Liability Corporation. Covington Mngmt stated it has 46,290 shares. Ims Cap Mgmt stated it has 0.37% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Goldman Sachs Gru Inc, a New York-based fund reported 10.67M shares. Lafayette Invests reported 3,944 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas stated it has 0.54% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Sun Life Fincl reported 0.2% stake. Axa has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO).

Since August 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $184,966 activity.

Aperio Group Llc decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc Com (MO) by 20.82% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aperio Group Llc sold 281,518 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.07M shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $60.79M, down from 1.35M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aperio Group Llc who had been investing in Altria Group Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $100.76 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.42% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $53.62. About 2.43M shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 1.49% since December 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.13% the S&P500.

Aperio Group Llc, which manages about $7.06B and $20.91 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Annaly Mtg Mgmt Inc C (NYSE:NLY) by 304,940 shares to 1.25M shares, valued at $12.82 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alphabet Class A by 7,853 shares in the quarter, for a total of 272,728 shares, and has risen its stake in Archer Daniels Midlan (NYSE:ADM).

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.95 EPS, up 4.40 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.91 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.79 billion for 14.11 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.04 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “10 Defensive Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio in 2019 – Investorplace.com” on December 04, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Altria Wants to Buy a Piece of E-Cig Leader Juul Labs – Motley Fool” published on December 05, 2018, Forbes.com published: “How A Possible Menthol Ban Has Made Altria An Undervalued Stock – Forbes” on December 04, 2018. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Altria Hits Lows: Should We Worry? – Seeking Alpha” published on November 27, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Wells Fargo ‘Very Positive’ on Altria’s (MO) Rumored Stake in JUUL – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: November 29, 2018.

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

Among 6 analysts covering Altria Group (NYSE:MO), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Altria Group had 6 analyst reports since June 26, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Citigroup maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Friday, September 21 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 29 by Argus Research. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, June 26 report. Jefferies downgraded Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Friday, August 24 to “Hold” rating.

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