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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 6063.43, and so far today it has a volume of 1523722. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1970 is 21.02%.

To help you determine whether Altria Group, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.94 and forward P/E is 20.79. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Altria Group, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.06. P/S ratio is 5.27 and the P/B ratio is 49.44. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 35.49 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Altria Group, Inc. is trading at, 69.05 (-0.25% today), Altria Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.26%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.78, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.86% after growing 4.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 20.20%, and 4.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1956, and the number of shares float is 1953.74. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 61.80%. The float short is 0.64%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.08. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 33.50%.

The ability for Altria Group, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 4.68 and total debt/equity is 4.68. In terms of margins, Altria Group, Inc. has a gross margin of 44.00%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Altria Group, Inc. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -1.57%, with 51.31% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.79% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.17%.

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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