Altria Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 40.38  0.79  1.92%   

Allowing for the 90-day total investment horizon and your conservative risk appetite, our recommendation regarding Altria Group is 'Strong Sell'. Macroaxis provides Altria buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Altria positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Altria's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
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For the selected time horizon Altria Group has a Mean Deviation of 0.8861, Standard Deviation of 1.21 and Variance of 1.45
Altria advice module can be used to check and cross-verify current investment recommendation provided by analysts analyzing the company's potential to grow using all of fundamental, technical, data market data available at the time. To make sure Altria is not overpriced, please confirm all Altria Group fundamentals, including its gross profit, short ratio, current liabilities, as well as the relationship between the total debt and market capitalization . Given that Altria Group has a price to earning of 17.66 X, we suggest you to validate Altria Group market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Altria Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Altria Group generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
The company reports 27.68 B of total liabilities with total debt to equity ratio (D/E) of 8.56, which implies that the company may not be able to produce enough cash to satisfy its debt commitments. Altria Group has a current ratio of 0.48, implying that it has not enough working capital to pay out debt commitments in time. Debt can assist Altria until it has trouble settling it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. So, Altria's shareholders could walk away with nothing if the company can't fulfill its legal obligations to repay debt. However, a more frequent occurrence is when companies like Altria Group sell additional shares at bargain prices, diluting existing shareholders. Debt, in this case, can be an excellent and much better tool for Altria to invest in growth at high rates of return. When we think about Altria's use of debt, we should always consider it together with cash and equity.
About 61.0% of Altria shares are owned by institutional investors
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Altria current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Altria analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Altria analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price50.39
Target Median Price51.50
Target High Price68.00
Recommendation Mean2.60
Number Of Analyst Opinions16
Target Low Price36.00
Average Consensus Hold
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Altria Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Altria's historical returns is an attempt to chart the uncertainty of Altria's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Altria stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Altria Group price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Altria returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Altria.
Mean Return-0.04Value At Risk-1.92
Potential Upside1.52Standard Deviation1.21
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Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Altria historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Altria Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Altria is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Altria Group backward and forwards among themselves. Altria's institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Altria's securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Security TypeSharesValue
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares157.9 M6.6 B
Blackrock IncCommon Shares140.6 M5.9 B
Capital World InvestorsCommon Shares85.5 M3.6 B
State Street CorpCommon Shares71.1 MB
Charles Schwab Investment Management IncCommon Shares38 M1.6 B
Geode Capital Management LlcCommon Shares34.5 M1.4 B
Fmr LlcCommon Shares24.5 MB
Note, although Altria's institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Altria Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Altria or Consumer Defensive sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Altria's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Altria stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW0.65
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.06

Altria Volatility Alert

Altria Group exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -1.49 and kurtosis of 3.61. However, we advise investors to further study Altria Group technical indicators to ensure that all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Altria's stock risk against market volatility during both bullish and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Altria's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Altria Implied Volatility

Altria's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Altria Group stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Altria's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Altria stock will not fluctuate a lot when Altria's options are near their expiration.

Altria Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Altria's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Altria's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Altria and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Altria or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Altria's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Altria by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsAltriaPeer Average
Return On Equity391.08 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset18.63 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin8.45 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin59.42 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation104.1 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding1.84 B571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.07 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions60.53 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted19.95 M4.71 M
Price to Earning17.66 X28.72 X
Price to Book26.17 X9.51 X
Price to Sales3.65 X11.42 X
Revenue20.73 B9.43 B
Gross Profit13.94 B27.38 B
EBITDA12.31 B3.9 B
Net Income1.74 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents2.57 B2.7 B
Cash per Share1.42 X5.01 X
Total Debt27.68 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity8.56 %48.70 %
Current Ratio0.49 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share1.57 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations8.29 B971.22 M
Short Ratio1.33 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share2.33 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.78 X4.89 X
Number of Employees6 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization75.63 B19.03 B
Total Asset32.46 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings36.72 B9.33 B
Working Capital(992 M)1.48 B
Current Asset6.09 B9.34 B
   Acquisition by Ellen Strahlman of 661 shares of Altria subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Altria Market Momentum

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Is Altria's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Altria. If investors know Altria will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Altria listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of Altria Group is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Altria that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Altria's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Altria's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Altria's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Altria's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Altria's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Altria value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Altria's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.