Altria Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

MO -- USA Stock  

USD 54.18  0.22  0.40%

Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Altria Group is 'Strong Hold'. 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 Group available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from Altria buy-and-hold prospective. Please see also Altria Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon Altria Group has a risk adjusted performance of (0.25), jensen alpha of (0.25), total risk alpha of (0.09), sortino ratio of 0.0 and treynor ratio of (0.95)
Macroaxis buy, hold, or sell suggestion module provides unbiased buy, hold, or sell recommendation that can be used to complement current average analyst sentiment on Altria Group. Our buy, hold, or sell suggestion engine ##verb4## current market data to analyse the corporation potential to grow from the prospective of investors risk tolerance and investing horizon. 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 Total Debt and Market Capitalization . Given that Altria Group has Price to Earning of 9.66X, we suggest you validate Altria Group market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Altria Thematic Classifications

Social Domain IdeaSocial Domain
Companies that are actively involved or directly contribute to the development of various social networking technologies
Baby Boomer Prospects IdeaBaby Boomer Prospects
Mega stocks, funds and ETFs that tend to appeal to people considering retirement from the work force
Giant Impact IdeaGiant Impact
Public companies with mega capitalization

Altria Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.3Value At Risk2.98
Potential Upside2.16Standard Deviation1.60
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares141.4 M8.5 B
Blackrock IncCommon Shares141 M8.5 B
Capital Research Global InvestorsCommon Shares71.9 M4.3 B
State Street CorpCommon Shares67.6 M4.1 B
Fmr LlcCommon Shares41.1 M2.5 B
Bank Of America CorpCommon Shares34.1 M2.1 B
Capital International InvestorsCommon Shares32 M1.9 B

Altria Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.32
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.08

Altria Volatility Alert

Altria Group exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.08 and kurtosis of -0.99. However, we advise investors to further study Altria Group technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
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Altria Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsAltriaPeer Average
Return On Equity77.03% (15.17)%
Return On Asset13.99% (15.64)%
Profit Margin54.61% (5.50)%
Operating Margin51.55% (10.91)%
Current Valuation114.79B152.14B
Shares Outstanding1.88B1.43B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.12% 6.91%
Shares Owned by Institutions65.83% 18.37%
Number of Shares Shorted21.99M3.24M
Price to Earning9.66X40.69X
Price to Book6.61X14.44X
Price to Sales5.23X17.81X
Gross Profit12.03B21.75B
Net Income10.66B517.71M
Cash and Equivalents2.39B3.89B
Cash per Share1.27X5.17X
Total Debt13.9B7.36B
Debt to Equity89.50% 0.72%
Current Ratio0.60X3.30X
Book Value Per Share8.23X13.64X
Cash Flow from Operations5.6B1.25B
Short Ratio2.54X2.09X
Earnings Per Share5.63X2.30X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.40X1.22X
Number of Employees8.3K10.67K
Market Capitalization102.22B29.78B
Total Asset32.46B126.86B
Retained Earnings27.26B38.24B
Working Capital(992M)3.58B
Current Asset6.09B36.8B
   Altria exotic insider transaction detected [view details]

Altria Market Momentum

Altria Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Altria Group generates negative expected return over the last 30 days
Altria Group has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its debt commitments
The company reports 13.9B of total liabilities with total debt to equity ratio (D/E) of 89.5 which implies that the company may not be able to produce enough cash to satisfy its debt commitments. Altria Group has Current Ratio of 0.59 implying that it has not enough working capital to pay out debt commitments in time.
About 66.0% of Altria Group shares are owned by institutional investors

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Altria Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price65.00
Target Mean Price65.82
Recommendation Mean2.20
Target High Price75.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions15
Target Low Price56.00
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