Zacks Rating on Altria Group (MO)

Altria Group (MO) : 10 analysts are covering Altria Group (MO) and their average rating on the stock is 2.1, which is read as a Buy. 4 equity analysts believe that the stock has a bright future and the price doesnt capture all of its upside, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. Altria Group (MO) also receives 1 more Buy recommendations from analysts who believe that the stock will do well going forward. A Zacks Investment Research rank of 3, which recommends a Hold affirms that they expect a large upside in the stock from the current levels. A total of 5 brokerage firms believe that the stock is fairly valued, hence they advise a Hold on the stock.

Altria Group (MO) stock is expected to deviate a maximum of $4.03 from the average target price of $69.29 for the short term period. 7 Street Experts have initiated coverage on the stock with the most promising target being $74 and the most muted being $62.


Shares of Altria Group, Inc. appreciated by 0.3% during the last five trading days but lost 3.4% on a 4-week basis. Altria Group, Inc. is up 5.08% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 16.2%. Altria Group (NYSE:MO): stock turned positive on Tuesday. Though the stock opened at $66.58, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $66.71 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $66.38 and closed the trading day at $66.46, in the green by 0.18%. The total traded volume for the day was 3,072,812. The stock had closed at $66.34 in the previous days trading.

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.

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