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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MO. The most optimistic price target was 82, implying potential capital gains of 10.87 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 59, implying potential capital losses of -20.23 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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.

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. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 5 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MO to grow at a rate of -55.41 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $138.56 billion. MO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.