Troy Asset Management LTD Stake in Altria Group INC (MO) Has Decreased by $3.06 Million as Stock Price Declined

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.11, from 0.82 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 52 investors sold MO shares while 495 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 382 raised stakes. 1.17 billion shares or 1.41% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Opus Group Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Virginia-based Toth Advisory has invested 0.13% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Orca Ltd Liability owns 0.92% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 15,243 shares. Twin Management holds 174,040 shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. Carret Asset Management Ltd reported 7,945 shares stake. Family Mngmt Corporation holds 4,750 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Smart Portfolios Ltd Liability invested in 0.08% or 2,075 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd Llc reported 67 shares stake. Texas-based E&G LP has invested 0.17% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Creative Planning has 518,356 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Rdl Inc invested in 0.16% or 4,106 shares. Town And Country Retail Bank And Trust Company Dba First Bankers Trust Company reported 1.22% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Rodgers Brothers Incorporated invested in 0.07% or 4,040 shares. Delta Asset Management Ltd Liability Tn stated it has 23,943 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 4.85 million shares or 0.35% of all its holdings.

Since August 29, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $184,966 activity.

Troy Asset Management Ltd decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 1.28% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Troy Asset Management Ltd sold 51,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.94M shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $237.78 million, down from 3.99M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Troy Asset Management Ltd who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $87.55 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.04% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $46.59. About 3.07M shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has declined 25.37% since December 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.37% the S&P500.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.95 earnings per share, up 4.40 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.91 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.79 billion for 12.26 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual earnings per share reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.04 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Sin To Win: Altria Is A Buy – Seeking Alpha” on December 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Altria: I Pity The Fool Who Paid $36 Billion For JUUL – Seeking Alpha” published on December 25, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Recent Purchase: Altria – Seeking Alpha” on December 11, 2018. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Microsoft, Altria Group and Delta Air Lines – Investorplace.com” published on December 21, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “3 Marijuana Stocks I’d Avoid at All Costs – Motley Fool” with publication date: December 20, 2018.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Altria Group (NYSE:MO), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Altria Group had 7 analyst reports since July 27, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, September 21. Citigroup downgraded Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Friday, December 21 to “Sell” rating. Jefferies downgraded Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Friday, August 24. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $61 target. Argus Research maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Monday, October 29. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $71 target.

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