Acadian Asset Management buys $173,749,306 stake in Altria Group Inc (MO)

Altria Group Inc (MO) : Acadian Asset Management scooped up 452,444 additional shares in Altria Group Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 19, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 2,517,741 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $173,749,306.Altria Group Inc makes up approximately 0.86% of Acadian Asset Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cribstone Capital Management reduced its stake in MO by selling 151 shares or 1.99% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 7,442 shares of MO which is valued at $513,572. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.32% of Cribstone Capital Management’s portfolio.Investment Counsel reduced its stake in MO by selling 500 shares or 5.82% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,090 shares of MO which is valued at $558,291. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.44% of Investment Counsel’s portfolio.Capstone Asset Management Co boosted its stake in MO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2 additional shares and now holds a total of 30,860 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $2,131,809. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.06% of Capstone Asset Management Co’s portfolio.Alpha Windward boosted its stake in MO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3 additional shares and now holds a total of 786 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $54,886. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.04% of Alpha Windward’s portfolio.

Altria Group Inc closed down -0.21 points or -0.30% at $69.01 with 42,72,271 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $69.24, the shares hit an intraday low of $68.86 and an intraday high of $69.36 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Altria Group Inc reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on Apr 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.68. The company had revenue of $3923.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $4423.15 million. The company’s revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.63 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Altria Group Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Jun 27, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 71 from a previous price target of $65 .Berenberg Initiated Altria Group Inc on Jun 14, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $74.

Altria Group Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s reportable segments include smokeable products smokeless products and wine. As of December 31 2014 Altria Group Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiaries included Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA) which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States; John Middleton Co. (Middleton) which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of machine-made large cigars and pipe tobacco and is a wholly owned subsidiary of PM USA and UST LLC (UST) which through its wholly owned subsidiaries including U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC) and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd. (Ste. Michelle) is engaged in the manufacture and sale of smokeless products and wine.

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