United Asset Strategies buys $2,653,406 stake in Altria Group Inc (MO)

Altria Group Inc (MO) : United Asset Strategies scooped up 495 additional shares in Altria Group Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 39,979 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $2,653,406.Altria Group Inc makes up approximately 0.96% of United Asset Strategies’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Signalpoint Asset Management boosted its stake in MO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 562 additional shares and now holds a total of 20,960 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $1,418,992. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.57% of Signalpoint Asset Management’s portfolio.Valicenti Advisory Services Inc reduced its stake in MO by selling 1,460 shares or 1.65% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 86,894 shares of MO which is valued at $5,800,175. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 3.56% of Valicenti Advisory Services Inc’s portfolio.Gilman Hill Asset Management reduced its stake in MO by selling 426 shares or 4.86% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,331 shares of MO which is valued at $573,673. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.23% of Gilman Hill Asset Management’s portfolio.Gierl Augustine Investment Management Inc boosted its stake in MO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1 additional shares and now holds a total of 392 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $27,079. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.03% of Gierl Augustine Investment Management Inc’s portfolio.

Altria Group Inc opened for trading at $66.55 and hit $66.97 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $66.62, with a gain of 0.38% or 0.25 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 35,12,780 shares. Company has a market cap of $130,166 M.

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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