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Altria Group (MO) Receives News Impact Score of 0.18

Altria Group (MO) Receives News Impact Score of 0.18

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts.

Wilen Investment Management Corp decreased its stake in Harris Corp.

Pecaut & Company decreased its stake in Leucadia Natl Corp (LUK) by 73.91% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tompkins Financial Corp sold 38,408 shares as the company's stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied. Independent Franchise Partners Llp who had been investing in Zoetis Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $40.96B market cap company. The stock increased 2.17% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $24.5. About 5.83 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 16.76% the S&P500. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. Affinity Advsrs Ltd Liability holds 184,847 shares or 1.36% of its portfolio. Checchi Advisers Limited Co holds 0.13% or 20,598 shares in its portfolio. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.4066915356138 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. About 6.78 million shares traded. Barrett Asset Mgmt Ltd invested in 0.14% or 30,200 shares. Taylor Hoffman Wealth Management acquired a new stake in shares of Altria Group in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Pennsylvania holds 8,768 shares. Foothills Asset Mngmt Ltd has 30,635 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 25,923 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

In related news, CEO Craig A. Johnson sold 14,953 shares of Altria Group stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 8th. Another trade for 145,510 shares valued at $14.07 million was sold by Schumacher Laura J. They expect $0.67 earnings per share, up 26.42% or $0.14 from last year's $0.53 per share. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.30% EPS growth. Therefore 89% are positive. Live Oak Bancshares had 15 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Sell" rating and $6200 target in Friday, June 30 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of MO in report on Monday, June 5 with "Hold" rating. The stock of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has "Equal Weight" rating given on Monday, May 1 by Barclays Capital. KBW initiated it with "Outperform" rating and $24 target in Monday, August 17 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Argus Research given on Monday, May 9. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, October 27 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, July 6 by Cowen & Co. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has a 20-Day average volume of 7.68 Million. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.11. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.68 earnings per share. MO's profit will be $1.79 billion for 17.46 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. IMS Capital Management boosted its position in shares of Altria Group by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $3.78 million activity. (NYSE:MO). Kentucky Retirement Insurance Trust Fund invested 0.57% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. Shares for $410,313 were sold by Dillard James E III on Friday, February 9. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Altria Group, Inc. Quigley Brian W. sold 3,464 shares worth $216,154. On Friday, February 16 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". PiperJaffray maintained Altria Group, Inc.

$3.40 EPS Expected for Lockheed Martin Co. (LMT) This Quarter
It is negative, as 43 investors sold LMT shares while 356 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. The Saskatchewan - Canada-based Greystone Managed Invests Inc has invested 0.57% in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT ).

On 9/21/2017 Dinyar S. Devitre, Director, sold 32,000 with an average share price of $61.22 per share and the total transaction amounting to $1,959,040.00. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.68 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Altria Group Inc will post 4 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 79% are positive. Jefferies Group set a $72.00 target price on Altria Group and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, November 17th.

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st.

2/5/2018-Royal Bank of Canada Reiterated Rating of Sector Perform. On Monday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $78.0 target in Wednesday, January 10 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating by UBS given on Friday, October 27. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by Citigroup. The company had revenue of $4.71 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.80 billion.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. It increased, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. After $0.91 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.30% EPS growth. (NYSE:MO) for 208,401 shares. Lehman Financial Res invested in 3,375 shares. Bangor Bancorp holds 0.17% or 13,302 shares in its portfolio. 387,375 were reported by Stephens Inc Ar. Atlantic Tru Group Inc Lc owns 0.06% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Fort Washington Inv Advsr Oh stated it has 4,655 shares. Comerica Commercial Bank holds 0.28% or 599,164 shares. Altria Group had a return on equity of 50.01% and a net margin of 39.97%.


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