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Patten & Patten Trimmed Altria Group (MO) Holding; Last Week KB Financial Group Inc. (KB) Analysts

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Patten & Patten Inc decreased Altria Group Inc. (MO) stake by 9.42% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Patten & Patten Inc sold 9,608 shares as Altria Group Inc. (MO)’s stock declined 15.83%. The Patten & Patten Inc holds 92,381 shares with $6.60 million value, down from 101,989 last quarter. Altria Group Inc. now has $108.42 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.95% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $57.23. About 13.54M shares traded or 58.07% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has declined 17.05% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.60% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering HB Financial Group (NYSE:KB), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. HB Financial Group had 3 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, February 23 to “Overweight”. Nomura upgraded the shares of KB in report on Friday, July 24 to “Buy” rating. On Monday, February 13 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. See KB Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:KB) latest ratings:

KB Financial Group Inc., a financial holding company, provides various banking and related financial services to individuals and firms in South Korea and internationally. The company has market cap of $22.40 billion. It operates through six divisions: Retail Banking Operations, Corporate Banking Operations, Other Banking Operations, Credit Card Operations, Investment and Securities Operations, and Life Insurance Operations. It has a 7.26 P/E ratio. The firm offers deposit products, including demand deposits, time deposits, savings deposits, certificates of deposit, foreign currency deposits; and loans, such as mortgages and home equity, other consumer loans, working capital and facilities loans, as well as credit cards.

The stock decreased 2.08% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $56.02. About 148,091 shares traded. KB Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:KB) has risen 25.49% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.94% the S&P500.

Patten & Patten Inc increased Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) stake by 11,120 shares to 18,455 valued at $1.94M in 2017Q4. It also upped Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) stake by 4,822 shares and now owns 113,947 shares. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) was raised too.

Since February 7, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $1.82 million activity. Shares for $216,154 were sold by Quigley Brian W.. Shares for $199,488 were sold by SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR. 6,500 shares valued at $410,313 were sold by Dillard James E III on Friday, February 9. On Wednesday, February 7 Johnson Craig A. sold $995,734 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 14,953 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 63 investors sold MO shares while 521 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 410 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 1.13% less from 1.17 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The Connecticut-based Yhb Investment Incorporated has invested 0.05% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Shufro Rose & Lc reported 3,750 shares. Madison Inv Incorporated accumulated 10,394 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel Incorporated holds 0.79% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 70,285 shares. Moreover, Arrowgrass Cap (Us) LP has 0% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 4 shares. Intrust Natl Bank Na reported 22,015 shares. Virtus Advisers Inc holds 0.58% or 393,003 shares. Spinnaker holds 0.2% or 23,818 shares. Wms Prns Ltd Com has 20,328 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas invested in 6.27 million shares. Beacon Fin Gru holds 93,276 shares or 1.16% of its portfolio. Cohen & Steers reported 134,855 shares stake. Edge Wealth Limited Liability Com invested in 0.01% or 457 shares. Marble Harbor Inv Counsel Lc has 0.09% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Michigan-based Blue Chip Prtn Inc has invested 1.56% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO).

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.94 earnings per share, up 28.77% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.78 billion for 15.22 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.30% EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 62 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, May 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Thursday, October 26. On Wednesday, September 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Strong-Buy”. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, February 5. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, November 6 report. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, March 30. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Berenberg on Tuesday, December 19. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 3 to “Sector Perform”. Jefferies maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Thursday, August 24. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $67.0 target.

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