Altria Group, Inc. (MO) – Much Better Than You Think

SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR, VP, Corp.Secy. & Assoc. GC, subtracted 2,000 shares of Altria Group, Inc. (MO) from its portfolio at the rate of $52.48 per share valuing $104,969 on May 22. The insider left behind 27,603 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Altria Group, Inc. (MO) was $49.45. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $49.71, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $49.97. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $49.10 and a 2nd Support Level at $48.75. Altria Group, Inc. (MO) stock has gained $0.45, or 0.92%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$1.41, or -2.77%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$6.73, or -11.98%. This year-to-date, Altria Group, Inc. (MO) shares have gained $0.06, or 0.12%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Altria Group, Inc. (MO) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 100 – 200 Day MACD Oscillator % of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “.”

With 1,870,920 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $92,442,160K. Altria Group, Inc. (MO) generates $25,364 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $6,963 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -13.78%, a 3-Year Total Return of -28.19%, and a 5-year Total Return of 18.47%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 63.04%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.800 per share on 06/13/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 6.48%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 3.20.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Altria Group, Inc. (MO) reported earnings of $0.90 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.92 per share, representing a -0.02 difference and 2.36% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.95 represented a 0 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.95 per share, which was a 0.01% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.09 per share. This estimate came from a total of 8 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.11 and the low estimate was $1.05. In the year-ago quarter, Altria Group, Inc. (MO) generated per-share earnings of $1.01. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +7.92%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 11 purchases (36,795 shares in total) and 4 sale (10,595 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 22 insider buys amounting to 196,989 shares and 16 insider sales amounting to 63,284 shares. In the past full year, 25 insider purchases were made (involving 270,162 shares) and 18 insider sell-offs equivalent to 67,067 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Altria Group, Inc. (MO) has a Current Ratio of 0.20, a Quick Ratio of 0.09 and a Cash Ratio of 0.07. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 174.11, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 63.52, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 46.27. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 80.46 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 29.35.