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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MO. The most optimistic price target was 82, implying a possible profit of 10.87 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 59, implying a possible loss of -20.23 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.15 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.15 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 5 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MO to grow at a rate of -55.41 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of MO is -0.18.

MO has a 52-week high of 77.79 and a 52-week low of 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 stock has a market capitalization of $138.56 billion. MO is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.