Wealthcare Advisory Partners Lowers stake in Altria Group Inc (MO)

Altria Group Inc (MO) : Wealthcare Advisory Partners reduced its stake in Altria Group Inc by 11.36% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 390 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $24,352 after selling 50 shares in Altria Group Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 14, 2016.Altria Group Inc makes up approximately 0.02% of Wealthcare Advisory Partners’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Centurylink Investment Management Co boosted its stake in MO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 21,297 additional shares and now holds a total of 39,973 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $2,477,926. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.85% of Centurylink Investment Management Co’s portfolio. Beacon Capital Management sold out all of its stake in MO during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 1,100 shares of MO which is valued $67,925.North Star Asset Management Inc reduced its stake in MO by selling 7,370 shares or 12.25% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 52,816 shares of MO which is valued at $3,233,396. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.36% of North Star Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.Lifeplan Financial Group Inc boosted its stake in MO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 142 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,025 shares of Altria Group Inc which is valued at $307,631. Altria Group Inc makes up approx 0.21% of Lifeplan Financial Group Inc’s portfolio.

Altria Group Inc closed down -0.25 points or -0.40% at $62.44 with 47,16,586 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $62.66, the shares hit an intraday low of $62.29 and an intraday high of $62.73 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday 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. Jefferies Initiated Altria Group Inc on Sep 21, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $70.Citigroup Initiated Altria Group Inc on Sep 13, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $72.

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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