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, which equates to a potential downside of -20.23 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 5 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of MO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -55.41 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 21.6 percent, and below the high by 4.92 percent. MO has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.