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Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 123581.61. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Altria Group, Inc. is 62.77 (with a change from open of -0.08%), this in conjunction with a target price of 69.25. Volume today has so far reached 1460917, with an average volume of about 5741.18. The GAP for this stock, is 0.03%.

The P/E ratio is 21.81, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.85. The current EPS for Altria Group, Inc., is 2.88, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 4.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 10.85%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Altria Group, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.14% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.05%. Quarter over quarter is -32.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -47.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 7.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 62.20%. Shares outstanding is 1967.86, while shares float is at a value of 1951.18. Float short for Altria Group, Inc. is 0.51% and the short ratio is 1.73.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 4.09, while the total debt/equity comes to 4.09. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 44.50% and their operating margin is 33.80%. The profit margin is 22.00%.

Altria Group, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 17.30%, and on investment, 33.50%. Return on equity is 193.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.71. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.83, with Price/book ratio coming to 39.01 and Price/cash is 150.89, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 115.5.

The simple moving averages are -5.27% and 1.28% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.67% and the 52 week low is 21.34%.

Altria Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.89%, with a current price of 62.77. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 78.50%. This is in an industry, Cigarettes, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Altria Group, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Cigarettes industry means that Altria Group, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.25%, with performance for the month coming to -4.61%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.06%, and for the half year the performance is 19.15%. Volatility for this week is 1.48% and for the month this is 1.18%.

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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