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Morning Market Movers: Altria Group, Inc., (MO)

Friday February 24th 2017: Altria Group, Inc., MO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Cigarettes in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Altria Group, Inc., MO  has a market cap of 149.85 B. Since its IPO date on the 01/02/1970, Altria Group, Inc., MO performance year to date is 14.29%. Today Altria Group, Inc., MO has gained 1.14%, with a current price of 77.28.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 63.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 31.80%. Return of assets are at 36.80%, with return on investment at 53.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Altria Group, Inc., MO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.13. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 55.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 45.50%, and operating margin of 85.70%. Altria Group, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Altria Group, Inc., MO has seen a EPS growth of 173.00%. A performance for the year of 17.18%. The 52-week high is 0.96%, and the 52-week low is 27.06%. The average volume for Altria Group, Inc., MO is 9783874.

With a target price of 74.31, can Altria Group, Inc., MO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Altria Group, Inc., MO. Altria Group, Inc. has a P/E of 10.45 and a forward P/E of 21.66. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.33. Altria Group, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.82 and 12.23 respectively. For P/cash, Altria Group, Inc. has a value of 28.66, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 77.28, Altria Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.16%. We see a return on equity of 185.10%.

Looking more long-term Altria Group, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.87%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.65% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 173.00% for this year and for the last five years a 34.80% growth has been seen.

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