Taking a look at their full 2016 year numbers, we can gather a decent grasp of how the company has been doing. These numbers can be found on a recent 8-K report, along with their quarterly numbers. Reported diluted earnings per share of $4.48 is up $0.06 or 1.4% versus $4.42 in 2015. Net revenues, excluding excise taxes, came in at $26.7 billion, down 0.4% and the company increased the regular quarterly dividend by 2.0% to an annualized rate of $4.16 per common share. Solid numbers should keep most investors content, but not let us take a look at price movement and see how the stock has been.
The stock is certainly performing well as price is about to jump to new highs and it’s doing so with purpose. As you can see from the monthly time frame, price has pulled back but is exploding to the upside now. This could provide momentum to the upside that potential investors are looking for, or this could be a false breakout. Be sure to use the chart along side the fundamental research to formulate a well-rounded opinion.
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