Most Active Stock: Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO)

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(MO)'s stock declined 2.84%. The institutional investor held 586,383 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $37.19 million, up from 438,575 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock traded with the average Volume of 7.11 Million at the end of last session. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. raised its position in shares of Altria Group by 133.3% during the 1st quarter. Altria Group, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Devitre Dinyar S has sold 32,000 shares of Altria Group, Inc.

Ao Asset Management Llc increased Carbonite Inc (CARB) stake by 86.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Davenport & Company Llc bought 43,547 shares as the company's stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied. Cadinha & Co. LLC lifted its position in Altria Group by 34.8% during the second quarter. Carbonite Inc now has $632.31 million valuation. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $126.82. It has outperformed by 45.93% the S&P500. Investors of record on Thursday, December 21st were paid a $0.66 dividend. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2.

Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Cognios Capital Limited Liability reported 0.94% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. S&Co Inc holds 0.2% or 31,897 shares in its portfolio. Pdt Prtnrs Ltd invested in 224,336 shares. (NYSE:MO) for 28,758 shares.

On 8/24/2017 Altria Group announced a quarterly dividend of $0.66 4.12% with an ex dividend date of 9/14/2017 which will be payable on 10/10/2017. BLACKROCK INC. owned 5.28% of Altria Group, Inc. Zwj Counsel holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Thursday, February 1.

Shares of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) opened at $66.53 on Wednesday. Therefore 79% are positive. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Northland Capital maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, September 20 report. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a "sector perform" rating and set a $62.00 target price (down previously from $65.00) on shares of Altria Group in a research report on Monday. The rating was maintained by PiperJaffray on Friday, February 2 with "Overweight". As per Monday, May 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Manchester Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.05% or 5,134 shares. (NYSE:MO) for 127,782 shares. Altria Group has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $72.79. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, October 14 by Craig Hallum.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, makes and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States.

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This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 0.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Neuberger Berman Grp Inc Llc owns 0.04% invested in Altria Group, Inc.

In related news, CEO Martin J. Barrington sold 15,300 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. Retirement Sys Of Alabama reported 1.39 million shares. It also reduced Autoliv Inc. It also reduced Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) stake by 9,450 shares and now owns 74,056 shares. Pt Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BKRKF) was reduced too. (NYSE:MO). National Pension has invested 0.52% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. Therefore 56% are positive. Parsley Energy Inc had 122 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 5 of them rate its stock a hold. Lake Street maintained Carbonite, Inc. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $73.20. The rating was upgraded by Berenberg to "Buy" on Tuesday, December 19. (NYSE:MO) rating on Friday, November 17. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $51 target. The firm has "Equal Weight" rating given on Thursday, March 30 by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, June 26. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Parsley Energy, Inc. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, October 23 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. Alphamark Advsrs Ltd Liability Company reported 2,833 shares stake. RBC Capital Markets maintained Altria Group, Inc. Montecito Bancorporation Trust stated it has 8,253 shares. Cornerstone Capital, a California-based fund reported 6,175 shares. Lynch And Associate In holds 0.91% or 58,462 shares. (NYSE:T) for 5,403 shares.

CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS lowered its stake in Netflix, Inc. Columbia Wanger Asset Mgmt Ltd has 0.87% invested in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:PE). Lord Abbett Company Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 555,529 shares. Glenmede Commerce Na owns 0% invested in Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE:EV). Btim has 718,817 shares. Moreover, Makaira Partners Llc has 12.41% invested in the company for 10.17 million shares. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.31 and a current ratio of 0.64. $1.96M worth of Altria Group, Inc.

MO has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. During the same period a year ago, the business posted $0.68 earnings per share. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.11.