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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO)?

The company in question is, Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) currently with a stock price of 62.44 (-0.40% today). The market cap for Altria Group, Inc. is 122487.3, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Cigarettes industry. The target price for Altria Group, Inc. is 69.2. Currently Altria Group, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 21.68, and a forward P/E of 18.66. Average volume for Altria Group, Inc. is 5272.55 and so far today it is 4701400.

Performance in the last year for Altria Group, Inc. has been 11.96%. For EPS growth, Altria Group, Inc. has seen a growth of 4.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.36%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 7.40% over the last five years and could be 8.40% for the next five years. Altria Group, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -47.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -32.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.94%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.29%.

Since the IPO date for Altria Group, Inc. on the 1/2/1970, Altria Group, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 10.21%. With Altria Group, Inc. trading at 62.44, the dividend yield is 3.91%, and the EPS is 2.88.

So could Altria Group, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.68. The PEG is 2.58, P/S is 4.78 and the P/B is at 38.78. The P/cash is 149.56, with P/free cash flow at 114.47.

Altria Group, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 4.09, and total debt/equity at 4.09.

In terms of margins, Altria Group, Inc. has a gross margin of 44.50%, an operating margin of 33.80% and a profit margin of 22.00%.Payout ratio for Altria Group, Inc. is 78.50%. Return on assets come to 17.30% with return on investment coming to 33.50%.

Insider ownership for Altria Group, Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 61.90%. Outstanding shares are at 1961.68. While shares float is 1948. The float short is currently 0.50%, and short ratio is 1.86.

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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