Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

The Altria Group Inc (MO) Shares Sold by Cadence Capital Management LLC

(NYSE:MO). Independent Invsts holds 0.33% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. It has outperformed by 55.71% the S&P500. Jefferies upgraded Altria Group, Inc.

Independent Franchise Partners Llp decreased its stake in Zoetis Inc (ZTS) by 22.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hutner Capital Management Inc. now owns 90,712 shares of the company's stock worth $5,753,000 after buying an additional 2,400 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Altria Group Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $124.84 billion market cap company. The stock traded within a range of $65.56 and $66.37. About 5.83 million shares traded.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has the Market Capitalization of 125.16 Billion. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Tortoise Inv Management Ltd Liability Co has 0.04% invested in Altria Group, Inc.

Altria Group declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Thursday, February 1st that allows the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. First Manhattan Co. now owns 1,125,517 shares of the company's stock valued at $80,373,000 after purchasing an additional 208,935 shares during the period. Mathes has invested 0.1% in Altria Group, Inc.

MO has been the subject of several recent analyst reports.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. It also upped Cvs Caremark Corp (NYSE:CVS) stake by 53,785 shares and now owns 714,708 shares. Interocean Limited Liability Company has invested 0.08% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 12,264 shares. BB&T Securities LLC increased its holdings in shares of Altria Group by 3.0% in the 3rd quarter. (NYSE:MO) on Friday, January 19 to "Buy" rating.

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Windsor Capital Management Llc holds 2.14% of its portfolio in Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund for 262,190 shares. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 845,526 shares of the company's stock valued at $62,906,000 after purchasing an additional 15,715 shares during the period. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.11.

Venor Capital Management Lp holds 18.74% of its portfolio in BioScrip, Inc. for 11.87 million shares. The Illinois-based Koshinski Asset Management Inc. has invested 0.71% in the stock.

Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc, which manages about $39.78B and $6.76B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ:TXRH) by 36,819 shares to 1.23 million shares, valued at $60.40M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It increased, as 33 investors sold HRS shares while 196 reduced holdings. (NASDAQ:JOUT) by 17,214 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 34,943 shares, and cut its stake in Sanderson Farms Inc. While talking about Performance of the Stock, Altria Group, Inc. now has a Weekly performance of 2.56%, monthly performance percentage is 2.69 percent, Quarterly performance is -8.01 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of 5.69% and Yearly Performance is -13.97 percent. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 79% are positive. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Altria Group, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, June 27. Balentine LLC grew its stake in shares of Altria Group by 32.4% during the 2nd quarter.

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. Vetr raised Altria Group from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $76.87 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Jefferies maintained Altria Group, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Suntrust Robinson on Friday, January 29. The stock has "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 13. The firm has "Buy" rating by Berenberg given on Tuesday, December 19. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $3.78 million activity. (NYSE:MO) shares with value of $199,488 were sold by SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR.

In related news, CEO Craig A. Johnson sold 14,953 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th.

Among 2 analysts covering 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Zoetis Inc had 75 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Compass Point given on Thursday, May 12. Jefferies Group set a $72.00 price target on shares of Altria Group and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Equal-Weight" rating in Thursday, August 4 report. KBW initiated it with "Outperform" rating and $24 target in Monday, August 17 report. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 64,809 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,315,631.31. UBS maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, October 27 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Friday, November 17.

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