Altria Group INC (MO) Shareholder London Co Of Virginia Decreased Stake

May 16, 2018 - By Joe Cepeda

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Corporate LogoDuring 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 0.93. That’s change of 0.04, from 2017Q3’s 0.89. 63 investors sold all, 521 reduced holdings as MO ratio increased. 410 rose positions while 134 funds took positions. Funds hold 1.16 billion shares thus 1.13% less from 2017Q3’s 1.17 billion shares. Alphamark Advsr Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.08% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 2,833 shs. New York-based Alliancebernstein Lp has invested 0.54% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Sandhill Cap Partners Limited Liability Corp reported 0.1% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Legacy Private Trust has invested 0.09% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Arrowmark Colorado Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Franklin Resources, California-based fund reported 6.62 million shs. Citadel Advsrs Lc has invested 0.15% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Wealthtrust Axiom Ltd Com holds 0.15% or 5,791 shs. Illinois-based Vaughan David Invests Il has invested 0.03% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Spc Fin holds 10,495 shs. 559,009 were accumulated by Ajo Ltd Partnership. Investment Ser accumulated 0.08% or 3,237 shs. Sandy Spring Savings Bank holds 0.23% of its capital in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 35,209 shs. Schafer Cullen Capital Mgmt reported 1.61% stake. Cordasco Fin Ntwk invested in 32,886 shs or 2.45% of the stock.

MO registered $1.52 million net activity with 1 insider buy and 4 selling transactions since February 7, 2018. On Monday, April 30 5,345 shs were bought by Newman Mark, worth $300,334. Johnson Craig A. sold $995,734 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Wednesday, February 7. Dillard James E III sold $410,313 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 6,500 shs on Friday, February 9. 3,464 Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) shs with value of $216,154 were sold by Quigley Brian W..

In Altria Group Inc (MO) was decreased the stake held by London Co Of Virginia. The reduction is 6.8% according to 2017Q4 SEC form. By selling 626,862 shares London Co Of Virginia made the stock sank with 15.83%. The institutional investor is holding 8.59 million shares, compared to the 9.21M from the previous quarter. And the announced value of the farming and seeds and milling company is $613.27M for the 2017Q4. Altria Group Inc has $103.41B market cap. MO reached $54.58 during the last trading session after $0.06 change.Currently Altria Group, Inc. is downtrending after 17.05% change in last May 16, 2017. MO has 3.04 million shares volume. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 28.60%.

A portfolio of $13.80B is managed by London Co Of Virginia. As it’s published in SEC form the stake in Lamb Weston Hldgs Inc is upped by 172,679 shares to 1.19 million shares. They are valued at $67.03M in 2017Q4. For a total of 85,491 shares it increased its holding in Ishares Tr (IVV) by 68,376 shares in the quarter, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (IWM).

Investors expect Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO)’s quarterly earnings on July, 26., RTT reports. The EPS diference is $0.16 or 18.82 % up from last years number. Previous year: $0.85; Analysts forcast: $1.01. If MO’s EPS is $1.01 the profit will reach $1.91 billion for 13.51 P/E. Wall Street forecasts 6.32 % EPS growth as of July, 26.

A couple more Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were announced by: Seekingalpha.com which released on April 23, 2018 “Which Big Tobacco Name Do You Prefer?”, also Fool.com on May 12, 2018 announced “Better Buy: Altria Group vs. Coca-Cola”, the next Benzinga.com is “Altria’s Problems Baked Into Price, Now A Buy At RBC” on April 30, 2018. Seekingalpha.com has article titled “The Fall Of 2 Dividend Champions”.

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

Total analysts of 11 have positions in Altria Group (NYSE:MO) as follows: 9 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 2 with “Hold”. The positive are 82%. Since November 17, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Altria Group has 15 analyst reports. On Thursday, February 1 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray. On Friday, February 2 the rating was maintained by PiperJaffray with “Overweight”. The stock rating was upgraded by Berenberg to “Buy” on Tuesday, December 19. On Wednesday, April 18 the firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given by Morgan Stanley. On Friday, April 27 the firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley. In Thursday, January 4 report Wells Fargo maintained it with “Buy” rating and $85.0 target. On Friday, November 17 the rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. On Monday, April 23 Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of MO in report with “Buy” rating. On Monday, January 8 the rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. On Wednesday, April 18 the company was downgraded by Citigroup.

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