Altria Group Inc. [MO] Is Currently 1.55 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?


Altria Group Inc. [NYSE: MO] gained 1.55% on the last trading session, reaching $50.54 price per share at the time. 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. represents 1.84 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $91.80 billion with the latest information. MO stock price has been found in the range of $49.96 to $50.66.

If compared to the average trading volume of 7.96M shares, MO reached a trading volume of 13088750 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $53.08 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.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Altria Group Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on January 05, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price from $52 to $47. The new note on the price target was released on October 29, 2021, representing the official price target for Altria Group Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Altria Group Inc. is set at 0.85, with the Price to Sales ratio for MO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.52. Price to Free Cash Flow for MO in the course of the last twelve months was 53.22 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

Trading performance analysis for MO stock

Altria Group Inc. [MO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.36. With this latest performance, MO shares gained by 13.34% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 7.90% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 22.22% 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 76.56, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 81.98, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 71.21 for Altria Group Inc. [MO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 45.63, while it was recorded at 49.44 for the last single week of trading, and 47.84 for the last 200 days.

Altria Group Inc. [MO]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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.

Altria Group Inc. [MO]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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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An analysis of insider ownership at Altria Group Inc. [MO]

There are presently around $55,021 million, or 60.20% 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 $6.37 billion in MO stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $6.06 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 812 institutional holders increased their position in Altria Group Inc. [NYSE:MO] by around 28,644,427 shares. Additionally, 719 investors decreased positions by around 38,467,939 shares, while 285 investors held positions by with 1,021,548,580 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,088,660,946 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MO stock had 101 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,071,079 shares, while 111 institutional investors sold positions of 2,516,881 shares during the same period.