Altria Group Inc. (MO) latest performance of -1.89% is not what was on cards

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) started the day on Wednesday, with a price decrease of -1.89% at $42.12, before settling in for the price of $42.93 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, MO posted a 52-week range of $39.06-$48.04.

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It was noted that the giant of the Consumer Defensive sector posted annual sales growth of 0.91% over the last 5 years. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 4.39%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 2.27%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $1.76 billion, simultaneously with a float of $1.76 billion. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $74.28 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $41.62, while the 200-day Moving Average is $42.44.

Altria Group Inc. (MO) Ownership Facts and Figures

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are working with this stock of the Tobacco Industry. Altria Group Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.13%, in contrast to 58.68% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Nov 06 ’23, this organization’s Director bought 1,200 shares at the rate of 40.50, making the entire transaction reach 48,599 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 8,473. Preceding that transaction, on Nov 06 ’23, Company’s Director bought 1,100 for 40.57, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 44,625. This particular insider is now the holder of 7,145 in total.

Altria Group Inc. (MO) Earnings and Revenue Records

In the latest quarterly report released, which was put into the public domain on 12/30/2023, the organization reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the three months, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $1.17) by $0.01. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 1.32 per share during the current fiscal year.

Altria Group Inc.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 2.27% and is forecasted to reach 5.27 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 2.80% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 4.39% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) Trading Performance Indicators

Let’s observe the current performance indicators for Altria Group Inc. (MO). It’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 0.39. The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.70. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $9.23, and its Beta score is 0.70. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 3.62. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 8.17.

In the same vein, MO’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 4.57, a figure that is expected to reach 1.16 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 5.27 at the market close of one year from today.

Technical Analysis of Altria Group Inc. (MO)

If we take a close look at the recent performances of Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), its last 5-days Average volume was 12.22 million that shows progress from its year to date volume of 11.92 million. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 7.36% While, its Average True Range was 0.71.

Raw Stochastic average of Altria Group Inc. (MO) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 49.91%, which indicates a major rise in contrast to 0.86% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 24.81% that was higher than 19.97% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.