Altria Group Inc (MO) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies

Altria Group had a return on equity of 59.50% and a net margin of 56.98%.

The share price of the company (NYSE:HCI) was up +2.30%, with a high of 38.55 during the day and the volume of HCI Group, Inc. shares traded was 36680. About 2.60M shares traded. Morgan Stanley reinitiated Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) on Tuesday, November 29 with "Equal-Weight" rating. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Based on the latest brokerage notes which have been released to investors, 5 brokers have issued a rating of "strong buy", 3 brokers "buy", 7 brokers "neutral", 0 brokers "sell" and 0 brokers "strong sell". It was reported on Oct, 9 by Barchart.com. The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, September 13. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 5.33 Billion and 4.97 Billion respectively. On Tuesday, September 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to "Outperform". Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road. 97 funds opened positions while 444 raised stakes. 87,000 are held by Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands. Koshinski Asset Mngmt owns 0% invested in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) for 3,496 shares.

Altria Group declared that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program on Thursday, July 27th that authorizes the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares.

Several research analysts have recently commented on MO shares. Atria Limited Liability Corporation, a North Carolina-based fund reported 81,057 shares. The stock of ING Groep NV (ADR) (NYSE:ING) earned "Hold" rating by Independent Research on Wednesday, December 7. State Street Corp grew its holdings in Altria Group by 0.9% during the first quarter.

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report.

Equity Research firms now have a positive stance on shares of HCI Group, Inc. Commercial Bank Of The Ozarks accumulated 44,187 shares. RBC Capital Markets maintained Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) rating on Friday, September 1. First Quadrant L P Ca owns 35,243 shares. Hollencrest Lc holds 0.31% in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) or 27,530 shares. Therefore, Altria Group, Inc.is a large market cap stock. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sell". Therefore 67% are positive. Altria Group Inc. now has $120.01 billion valuation. Cowen and Company set a $78.00 price target on Altria Group and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.

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Traders sold shares of Altria Group (NYSE:MO) on strength during trading on Monday. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, July 31 by UBS. The stock now has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $72.35. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, May 31 by HSBC. On Thursday, March 23 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to "Underperform". Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $7700 target.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $664,775 activity.

In other news, Director Dinyar S. Devitre sold 4,285 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 8th.

It has been a long while for Altria Group, Inc., since its IPO date on 1/2/1970. The company has a market cap of $122.56 billion, a PE ratio of 8.38 and a beta of 0.64. The Company's segments include smokeable products, smokeless products and wine. It has a 13.25 P/E ratio. The Company's subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA Inc., which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States; John Middleton Co.

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q2. Insiders own 0.11% of the company's stock.

A number of research analysts recently commented on MO shares. Charter Tru Com invested in 11,515 shares. Northwest Investment Counselors Limited Com invested in 0.01% or 277 shares. Hodges Capital Mgmt holds 0.02% or 4,473 shares in its portfolio. Comml Bank Of America De holds 0% of its portfolio in Voxeljet AG (ADR) (NYSE:VJET) for 180 shares. (NASDAQ:MKSI) stake by 8,345 shares and now owns 19,488 shares. Victory Capital Management Incorporated accumulated 33,648 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 165,536 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Daiwa Sb Invs Limited holds 143,620 shares. About 2.41M shares traded. Wells Fargo & Mn invested 0% in Voxeljet AG (ADR) (NYSE:VJET). Comparatively, MO posted earnings of $0.8 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. Mulesoft Inc (NYSE:MULE) has 0.00% since October 9, 2016 and is. It has underperformed by 14.00% the S&P500.

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