Altria Group Inc. [MO] Stock trading around $47.97 per share: What’s Next?

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Altria Group Inc. [NYSE: MO] surged by $0.58 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $48.00 during the day while it closed the day at $47.97. The company report on December 8, 2021 that Altria Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.90 Per Share.

Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.90 per share, payable on January 10, 2022 to shareholders of record as of December 23, 2021. The ex-dividend date is December 22, 2021.


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Altria Group Inc. stock has also gained 2.52% of its value over the past 7 days. However, MO stock has inclined by 3.16% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 2.79% and gained 1.22% year-on date.

The market cap for MO stock reached $88.46 billion, with 1.84 billion shares outstanding and 1.84 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.75M shares, MO reached a trading volume of 9609567 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Altria Group Inc. [MO]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MO shares is $53.61 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MO stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Altria Group Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on October 29, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Redburn raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on June 17, 2021, representing the official price target for Altria Group Inc. stock. On March 26, 2021, analysts increased their price target for MO shares from 40 to 58.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Altria Group Inc. is set at 0.77, with the Price to Sales ratio for MO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.39. Price to Free Cash Flow for MO in the course of the last twelve months was 51.28 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

MO stock trade performance evaluation

Altria Group Inc. [MO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.52. With this latest performance, MO shares gained by 11.02% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 2.79% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 17.46% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 66.63, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 70.78, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 62.32 for Altria Group Inc. [MO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 45.41, while it was recorded at 47.48 for the last single week of trading, and 47.88 for the last 200 days.

Altria Group Inc. [MO]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Altria Group Inc. [MO] shares currently have an operating margin of +52.77 and a Gross Margin at +62.73. Altria Group Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +21.40.

Return on Total Capital for MO is now 32.91, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 13.92. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 98.42, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.22. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Altria Group Inc. [MO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 1,038.08. Additionally, MO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 91.21, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 62.16. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 985.24, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 86.57.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Altria Group Inc. [MO] managed to generate an average of $628,028 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 102.92 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.43.Altria Group Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Altria Group Inc. [MO] stock

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Altria Group Inc. go to 5.17%.

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Altria Group Inc. [MO]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $51,586 million, or 60.10% of MO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MO stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 153,229,081, which is approximately 0.221% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, holding 126,085,682 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.98 billion in MO stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $5.68 billion in MO stock with ownership of nearly -1.605% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Altria Group Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 810 institutional holders increased their position in Altria Group Inc. [NYSE:MO] by around 28,555,295 shares. Additionally, 722 investors decreased positions by around 38,560,037 shares, while 285 investors held positions by with 1,021,416,487 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,088,531,819 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MO stock had 100 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,061,563 shares, while 114 institutional investors sold positions of 2,613,311 shares during the same period.