Altria Group (MO) : During the past 4 weeks, traders have been relatively bearish on Altria Group (MO), hence the stock is down -7.04% when compared to the S&P 500 during the same period. However, in the past 1 week, the selling of the stock is down by -2.15% relative to the S&P 500. The 4-week change in the price of the stock is -4.73% and the stock has fallen -1.73% in the past 1 week.
Altria Group (NYSE:MO): The stock opened at $66.64 on Friday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $66.89 for the day. The stock traded down to $66.26 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $66.53 with a loss of -0.14% for the day. The stock had closed at $66.62 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 4,695,193 shares.
The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 2.68% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 0.6%. Altria Group, Inc. is up 6.63% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 16.32%.
Altria Group (MO) : The consensus price target for Altria Group (MO) is $69.29 for the short term with a standard deviation of $4.03. The most optimist securities analyst among the 7 who monitor the stock believes that the stock can reach $74, however, the pessimist price target for the company is $62.
Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Companys 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.