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Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) went up by 0.73% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $51.78. The company’s stock price has collected 1.87% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 09/29/20 that 2 Stocks That Would Benefit if the FDA Cracks Down on Juul

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Is It Worth Investing in Altria Group Inc. (NYSE :MO) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for MO is at 0.57. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 10 analysts out of 17 who provided ratings for Altria Group Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 6 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $49.20, which is $10.36 above the current price. MO currently public float of 1.86B and currently shorts hold a 0.57% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MO was 7.63M shares.

MO’s Market Performance

MO stocks went up by 1.87% for the week, with a monthly drop of -11.66% and a quarterly performance of -1.53%, while its annual performance rate touched -6.12%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.88% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.37% for Altria Group Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -6.32% for MO stocks with a simple moving average of -8.45% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MO

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MO stocks, with Barclays repeating the rating for MO by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for MO in the upcoming period, according to Barclays is $43 based on the research report published on July 08th of the current year 2020.

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MO reach a price target of $35. The rating they have provided for MO stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on April 01st, 2020.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “Overweight” to MO, setting the target price at $49 in the report published on March 16th of the current year.

MO Trading at -8.08% from the 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, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -25.37% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.37%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.88%, as shares sank -10.39% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -6.26% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MO rose by +1.87%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -22.97% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $41.02. In addition, Altria Group Inc. saw -22.58% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Stock Fundamentals for MO

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +53.34 for the present operating margin
  • +64.22 for the gross margin

The net margin for Altria Group Inc. stands at -6.57. The total capital return value is set at 28.17, while invested capital returns managed to touch -4.34. Equity return is now at value -12.70, with -1.80 for asset returns.

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Based on Altria Group Inc. (MO), the company’s capital structure generated 450.69 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 81.84. Total debt to assets is 56.91, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 434.62. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 78.92.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 3.93B with total debt to EBITDA at 2.60. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 6.03, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.23. The receivables turnover for the company is 68.62 and the total asset turnover is 0.38. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.59.

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