Stock Price of Altria Group (MO) Increases 1.3%

Altria Groups in-depth stock price analysis indicates that the stock price has rallied 15.37% in the past 12 Weeks , but analyzing the 6 month charts for the stock , the price continues to stay positive and keep the rally at 10.01% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 20.76% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks because the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of Altria Group has a positive value of 7.92 compared to overall market. Altria Group (NYSE:MO) has climbed 1.3% in the past week and advanced 7.16% in the last 4 weeks. In the past week, the company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 0.48% and the outperformance has advanced to 5.24% for the last 4 weeks period.

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) stock ended Friday session in the red zone in a volatile trading. The stock closed down 0.07 points or 0.1% at $72.42 with 4,154,904 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $72.39, the shares hit an intraday low of $72.1668 and an intraday high of $72.58 and the price was in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $140,652 million and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated to be 1,942,170,700 shares. The 52-week high of Altria Group (NYSE:MO) is $72.59 and the 52-week low is $59.18.

Altria Group Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 1, 2017. The company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01. Analyst had a consensus of $0.67. The company had revenue of $4733.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $4798.25 million. The companys revenue was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.67 EPS.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Altria Group Inc was Downgraded by Berenberg to Hold on Feb 3, 2017. Altria Group Inc was Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to Buy on Jan 4, 2017. Altria Group Inc was Resumed by Morgan Stanley on Nov 29, 2016 to Equal-Weight, Price Target of the shares are set at $65.

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Nov 2, 2016, Martin J. Barrington (Chairman, CEO & President) sold 15,960 shares at 65.85 per share price.On Aug 8, 2016, Charles N. Whitaker (SVP HR Compliance InfoSvcs&CCO) sold 11,000 shares at 66.53 per share price.On Aug 5, 2016, James E Iii Dillard (SVP, Research, Dev. & RegAffrs) sold 9,000 shares at 66.68 per share price.

Altria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Philip Morris Capital Corporation. Their tobacco company brand portfolios consist of successful and well-known brand names such as Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal and Black & Mild.

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