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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Altria Group, Inc., MO

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 127118.6. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970, Altria Group, Inc., MO performance year to date is 15.05%. Today Altria Group, Inc., MO has gained -0.12%, with a current price of 65.1.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 60.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 86.60%. Return of assets are at 15.90%, with return on investment at 33.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Altria Group, Inc., MO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 4.71. While Total debt/equity is 4.71. With a profit margin of 20.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 44.50%, and operating margin of 30.70%. Altria Group, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Altria Group, Inc., MO has seen a EPS growth of 4.30%. A performance for the year of 17.42%. The 52-week high is -6.32%, and the 52-week low is 20.26%. The average volume for Altria Group, Inc., MO is 1053779.

With a target price of 68.7, 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 24.49 and a forward P/E of 19.55. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.97. Altria Group, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.93 and 43.17 respectively. For P/cash, Altria Group, Inc. has a value of 55.32, while it is 213.29 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 65.1, Altria Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.74%. We see a return on equity of 177.70%.

Looking more long-term Altria Group, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.96% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 4.30% for this year and for the last five years a 7.40% growth has been seen.

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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