Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. Acquires 5091 Shares of Altria Group Inc (MO)

The hedge fund run by Charles Clough held 151,100 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.45M, down from 216,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc who had been investing in Ecolab Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.71 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.47% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $13.51. About 2.20M shares traded. (NYSE:MO). The Ohio-based Hendley And Com has invested 0.85% in Altria Group, Inc. It has underperformed by 65.90% the S&P500.

Cheviot Value Management Llc increased its stake in Goldcorp Inc (GG) by 24.02% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Patten Group Inc sold 25,866 shares as the company's stock declined 15.83% with the market. At the end of 2017Q4, the institutional investor held 5,300 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company, priced at $378,000, down from 474,688 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boys Arnold & Co Inc who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $121.53B market cap company. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $14.38. MO has 4.26 million shares volume.

Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 12.6% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 28.60%. Altria Group has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $74.53. Therefore 36% are positive. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Thursday, March 29 by J.P. Morgan. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, April 4 with "Hold". (NASDAQ:PEP) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, April 28 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, August 7 by Cowen & Co. On Thursday, January 4 the stock of Altria Group, Inc. On Monday, November 6 the firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its up 8.92, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 39 investors sold CRM shares while 274 reduced holdings. Comerica Bankshares stated it has 606,990 shares. Lockheed Martin Inv Mngmt Com owns 105,200 shares or 0.08% of their USA portfolio. 2,980 were accumulated by Marathon Capital Management. 215.19 million shares or 0.86% more from 213.37 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Neumann Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Com has invested 0.87% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Altria Group's dividend payout ratio is now 33.47%. The New York-based Sg Americas Secs has invested 0.89% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Northwest Investment Counselors LLC now owns 1,820 shares of the company's stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 1,543 shares during the period.

Since February 7, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $1.82 million activity.

Park Circle Co, which manages about $180.66M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vodafone Group Plc New (NASDAQ:VOD) by 42,500 shares to 67,500 shares, valued at $2.15M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Graco Inc had 35 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. They expect $0.12 earnings per share, down 42.86% or $0.09 from last year's $0.21 per share. PEP's profit will be $1.32 billion for 29.37 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. Moreover, Gofen & Glossberg Ltd Liability Corporation Il has 0.41% invested in Altria Group, Inc. Berenberg Bank upgraded Altria Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $60.01 to $71.00 in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Therefore 89% are positive. Berenberg Bank raised shares of Altria Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and upped their price target for the stock from $60.01 to $71.00 in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. First Foundation Advsr invested 1.82% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:CRM) earned "Outperform" rating by Northland Capital on Thursday, November 19. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 14 by Piper Jaffray. In Friday, October 27 report UBS maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $68 target. In Monday, October 30 report Citigroup maintained the stock with "Buy" rating. (NYSE:MO) earned "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo. The company was downgraded on Thursday, March 23 by RBC Capital Markets. Altria Group's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 82.84%. (NYSE:MO) on Friday, February 9. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Monday, June 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q4. It increased, as 63 investors sold MO shares while 521 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 589 raised stakes.

Altria Group, Inc is a holding company. (NYSE:MO) for 23,694 shares. Riggs Asset Managment reported 0.01% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Trust Co Of Virginia Va holds 30,669 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. Ngam Advisors LP owns 34,346 shares. Hm Payson & invested in 79,361 shs or 0.23% of the stock. Sarasin And Prns Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 951,106 shares. Pitcairn stated it has 27,717 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Taylor Hoffman Wealth Management bought a new stake in shares of Altria Group in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $120,000. 3,200 Altria Group, Inc. Ww Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 166,265 shs or 0.4% of the stock. Horizon Investments Llc has invested 0.41% in PepsiCo, Inc. State Street reported 4.50 million shares.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc.

MO has been the topic of several research reports. They expect $0.87 earnings per share, up 17.57% or $0.13 from last year's $0.74 per share. The firm has a market cap of $120,488.47, a PE ratio of 18.92, a P/E/G ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.62. After $0.78 actual earnings per share reported by AT&T Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.54% EPS growth.

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