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Is Altria Group, Inc.(NYSE: MO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970. Altria Group, Inc. is in the Cigarettes industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Altria Group, Inc., is 5799.05, and so far today it has a volume of 146078. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1970 is 15.85%.

To help you determine whether Altria Group, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23.01 and forward P/E is 19.86. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Altria Group, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.86. P/S ratio is 5.06 and the P/B ratio is 41.16. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 158.07 and 120.99 respectively.

At the current price Altria Group, Inc. is trading at, 66.65 (0.59% today), Altria Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.41%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 78.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.88, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.87% after growing 4.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -57.60%, and -65.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1953.86, and the number of shares float is 1951.18. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 62.70%. The float short is 0.59%, with the short ratio at a value of 2. Management has seen a return on assets of 17.30%, and also a return on investment of 33.50%.

The ability for Altria Group, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 4.09 and total debt/equity is 4.09. In terms of margins, Altria Group, Inc. has a gross margin of 44.50%, with its operating margin at 33.80%, and Altria Group, Inc. has a profit margin of 22.00%.

The 52 week high is -4.99%, with 46.05% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.08% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.36%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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