Aperio Group LLC Trimmed Altria Group INC Com (MO) Stake by $15.77 Million

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.82 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.09, from 0.73 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 65 investors sold MO shares while 529 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 379 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 0.17% less from 1.16 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. 102,700 were accumulated by Lsv Asset. National Pension owns 1.64M shares. Kentucky Retirement reported 80,357 shares. Catawba Cap Mgmt Va has 0.12% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 9,074 shares. Weatherly Asset LP owns 5,703 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Northcoast Asset Mgmt Lc stated it has 0.13% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). 7,979 were accumulated by Carret Asset Management Limited Liability. Opus Gp Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 11,108 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited invested in 631,108 shares or 0.34% of the stock. Court Place Ltd Liability accumulated 7,737 shares. Kcm Inv Advsr Ltd stated it has 0.19% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Jcic Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0% or 67 shares. Etrade Cap Ltd Liability holds 97,456 shares. Uss Mgmt Limited has invested 2.48% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Canandaigua Bancshares And Tru reported 0.26% stake.

Since August 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $184,966 activity.

Aperio Group Llc decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc Com (MO) by 20.82% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aperio Group Llc sold 281,518 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.07M shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $60.79M, down from 1.35M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aperio Group Llc who had been investing in Altria Group Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $100.76B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.42% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $53.62. About 2.43 million shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 1.49% since December 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.13% the S&P500.

Aperio Group Llc, which manages about $7.06B and $20.91B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Honda Mtr Ltd 10 Ord (NYSE:HMC) by 124,798 shares to 1.43 million shares, valued at $41.87 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in China Mobile Limited (NYSE:CHL) by 520,734 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.38 million shares, and has risen its stake in Robert Half Intl Inc (NYSE:RHI).

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.95 EPS, up 4.40 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.91 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.79B for 14.11 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.04 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Will Altria Successfully Address Stagnating Market Share? – Seeking Alpha” on December 06, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “3 Reliable Consumer Staples Stocks With Dividend Yields Over 3% – The Motley Fool” published on December 02, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Cronos Group confirms talks with Altria; shares up 14% premarket – Seeking Alpha” on December 04, 2018. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “10 Defensive Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio in 2019 – Investorplace.com” published on December 04, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Wells Fargo ‘Very Positive’ on Altria’s (MO) Rumored Stake in JUUL – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: November 29, 2018.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Altria Group (NYSE:MO), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Altria Group had 6 analyst reports since June 26, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, July 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Friday, September 21 by Citigroup. Jefferies downgraded the shares of MO in report on Friday, August 24 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Monday, October 29. Morgan Stanley maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Tuesday, June 26. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $63 target.

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