Weekly Performance Analysis for Altria Group Inc. (MO)

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Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) saw a downside of -0.29% to close Monday at $44.81 after subtracting -$0.13 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 8,919,021 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $46.04 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 7,071,005 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 7,730,108.

MO’s 1-month performance is -3.51% or -$1.43 on its low of $43.39 reached on 01/18/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $40.35 and high of $57.05, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/06/23. YTD, MO has lost -1.97% or -$0.90 and has reached a new high 3 times. However, the current price is down -21.45% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

MO stock has a beta of 0.68. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 3.15 while the price to cash flow ratio at 52.40.

Altria Group Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended September 29 was 0.40, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.50. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 55.40%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $13.99 billion against revenue of $26.01 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 206.85% to $891.0 million, while revenue of $1.96 billion was -119.87% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected MO to announce $1.3 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.28, representing a -1.50% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $3.17 billion. MO stock balance sheet for the quarter ending September 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 38.19 billion, with total debt at $27.68 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $1.79 billion.

Let’s look briefly at Altria Group Inc. (MO) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 23 January was 41.41% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 16.97%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $44.69, reflecting a -1.78% or -$0.81 change from its current price. MO is currently trading -1.71% above its 20-day SMA, -1.97% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by -2.37% and SMA200 by-14.87%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 41.00% and 31.54% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.81. The RSI (14) points at 42.95%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 42.39% with the period’s ATR at 0.80. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.38 and -0.60 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), UBS downgraded it to a Sell rating. They previously had a Neutral rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for MO stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 2 brokerage advisors rate MO as a “sell,”, while 11 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 5 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is MO’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $37.00 and a high of $68.00, with their median price target at $49.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Altria Group Inc. (MO) stock is $49.40.


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