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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MO. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 82, which equates to a potential upside of 10.87 percent. The lowest price target was 59, implying a possible loss of -20.23 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.15 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 4.92 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of MO is $138.56 billion. MO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.