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Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) went down by -0.19% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $66.04, while MO stocks collected +0.08% of gains with the last five trading sessions.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) Worth an Investment?

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 15.43 times of increase in earnings at the present.

MO Market Performance

MO stocks went up by 0.08% for the week, with the monthly drop of -7.73% and a quarterly performance of 5.88%, while its annual performance rate touched -4.57%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -2.29% for MO stocks with the simple moving average of -6.66% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MO stocks, with Morgan Stanley repeating the rating for MO shares by setting it to “Underweight”. The predicted price for MO socks in the upcoming period according to Morgan Stanley is $81 based on the research report published on January 22, 2019.

Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MO stock at the price of $81. The rating they have provided for MO stocks is “Sell” according to the report published on December 21, 2018.

Bernstein gave “Mkt Perform” rating to MO stocks, setting the target price at $81 in the report published on October 16, 2018.

MO Stocks -5.27% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MO to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Altria Group, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -21.21% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 2.24%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 2.08%, while the shares sank at the distance of -7.39% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by -4.83% lower at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, MO went up by +0.08%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -10.98% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $53.04. In addition, Altria Group, Inc. saw 5.35% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

MO Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Altria Group, Inc. (MO), starting from Begley Jody L, who sold 3,250 shares at the price of $53.38 back on May 02. After this action, Rushing now owns 120,752 shares of Altria Group, Inc., valued at $173,492 with the latest closing price.

Sakkab Nabil Y, the Director of Altria Group, Inc., bought 1,352 shares at the value of $52.11 during a trade that took place back on Feb 25, which means that Sakkab Nabil Y is holding 39,660 shares at the value of $70,448 based on the most recent closing price.

MO Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +69.63 for the present operating margin and +83.09 for gross margin. The net margin for Altria Group, Inc. stands at +35.44. Total capital return value is set at 39.11, while invested capital returns managed to touch 25.25. Equity return holds the value 41.10%, with 12.20% for asset returns.

Based on Altria Group, Inc. (MO), the company’s capital structure generated 174.11 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 63.52. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 46.27 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 80.46 and long-term debt to capital is 29.35.

EBITDA value lies at +2.35 B with total debt to EBITDA carrying the value of 1.85. The value for Enterprise to Sales is 6.30 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.22. The receivables turnover for Altria Group, Inc. is 43.04 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.40. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.20.