Analyst Ratings for Altria Group Inc. (MO)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, MO was issued an average rating of Overweight.

8 analysts declared MO a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

MO was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 82, implying potential capital gains of 10.87 percent. The minimum price target given was 59, which equates to a potential downside of -20.23 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.15 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.15 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.15 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 5 analysts decreased their estimates.

MO has an estimated earnings growth rate of -55.41 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. MO has a PEG ratio of -0.18.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MO hit 77.79 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 60.82. Today's price is 21.6 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.92 percent below the high. MO has a P/E ratio of 9.76. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MO value stock report compares MO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MO is $138.56 billion. MO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.