Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund Lowers stake in Altria Group Inc (MO)

Altria Group Inc (MO) : Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reduced its stake in Altria Group Inc by 10.54% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 408,050 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $27,082,279 after selling 48,063 shares in Altria Group Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 2, 2016.Altria Group Inc makes up approximately 0.59% of Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Lee Danner Bass Inc reduced its stake in MO by selling 580 shares or 1.01% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 56,706 shares of MO which is valued at $3,763,577. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.46% of Lee Danner Bass Inc’s portfolio.Aberdeen Asset Management Plcuk reduced its stake in MO by selling 1,490 shares or 0.19% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 801,414 shares of MO which is valued at $53,189,847. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.19% of Aberdeen Asset Management Plcuk’s portfolio.Court Place Advisors boosted its stake in MO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 31 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,326 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $355,511. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.20% of Court Place Advisors’s portfolio.Gemmer Asset Management reduced its stake in MO by selling 160 shares or 6.26% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,396 shares of MO which is valued at $164,989. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.09% of Gemmer Asset Management’s portfolio.Davenport Co reduced its stake in MO by selling 3,460 shares or 0.39% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 873,001 shares of MO which is valued at $60,306,909. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.89% of Davenport Co’s portfolio.

Altria Group Inc closed down -0.04 points or -0.06% at $66.49 with 49,47,264 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $66.32, the shares hit an intraday low of $65.7 and an intraday high of $66.65 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Altria Group Inc reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.80. The company had revenue of $6521.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5013.61 million. The company’s revenue was down -1.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.74 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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