Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) Is Worth A Look At Current Prices?

During the last session, Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO)’s traded shares were 20.08 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 0.70. At the end of the trading day, the stock’s price was $42.12, reflecting an intraday loss of -1.89% or -$0.81. The 52-week high for the MO share is $48.04, that puts it down -14.06 from that peak though still a striking 7.26% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $39.06. The company’s market capitalization is $74.28B, and the average intraday trading volume over the past 10 days was 15.03 million shares, and the average trade volume was 11.77 million shares over the past three months.

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) trade information

Altria Group Inc. (MO) registered a -1.89% downside in the last session and has traded in the red over the past 5 sessions. The stock plummet -1.89% in intraday trading to $42.12, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is -2.32%, and it has moved by 6.02% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is -5.60%. The short interest in Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) is 14.53 million shares and it means that shorts have 1.14 day(s) to cover.

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Altria Group Inc. (MO) estimates and forecasts

Statistics show that Altria Group Inc. has outperformed its competitors in share price, compared to the industry in which it operates. Altria Group Inc. (MO) shares have gone up 1.30% during the last six months, with a year-to-date growth rate more than the industry average at 2.63% against 1.80. Yet analysts are ramping up their growth forecast for the fiscal year 2024. Revenue is predicted to shrink -2.50% this quarter and then jump 0.80% in the quarter after that. In the rating firms’ projections, revenue will increase 0.20% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue for the current quarter is expected to be $4.73 billion as predicted by 8 analyst(s). Meanwhile, a consensus of 8 analyst(s) estimates revenue growth to $5.39 billion by the end of Jun 2024. As per earnings report from last fiscal year’s results, sales for the corresponding quarters totaled $4.9 billion and $5.44 billion respectively. In this case, analysts expect current quarter sales to shrink by -3.50% and then drop by -1.00% in the coming quarter.

An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings grew an estimated 4.39%. While earnings are projected to return 2.27% in 2024, the next five years will return 2.80% per annum.

MO Dividends

Altria Group Inc. is due to release its next quarterly earnings on April 25. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance. Investors should also take the other fundamental and operational aspects into account before investing in the stock. The forward dividend ratio for Altria Group Inc. is 3.88, with the dividend yield indicating at 9.21 percent, continuing the trend of increasing dividends in recent years.

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO)’s Major holders

Altria Group Inc. insiders own 0.09% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 57.35%, with the float percentage being 57.40%. Vanguard Group Inc is the largest shareholder of the company, while 2,260 institutions own stock in it. As of Jun 29, 2023, the company held over 161.11 million shares (or 9.08% of all shares), a total value of $7.3 billion in shares.

The next largest institutional holding, with 119.06 million shares, is of Blackrock Inc.’s that is approximately 6.71% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Jun 29, 2023, these shares were valued at $5.39 billion.

Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of Altria Group Inc. (MO) shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. Data provided on Jun 29, 2023 indicates that Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund owns about 55.68 million shares. This amounts to just over 3.14 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $2.52 billion market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 42.5 million, or about 2.39% of the stock, which is worth about $1.93 billion.