Boston Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc Com (MO) by 89.5% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boston Advisors Llc sold 670,169 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.98% with the market. The institutional investor held 78,654 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $4.90 million, down from 748,823 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boston Advisors Llc who had been investing in Altria Group Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $107.58B market cap company. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.185 during the last trading session, reaching $56.785. About 8.43M shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has declined 24.97% since June 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.54% the S&P500. Some Historical MO News: 26/04/2018 – Altria 1Q EPS $1.00; 19/04/2018 – DJ Altria Group Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MO); 17/05/2018 – ALTRIA CEO: REAFFIRMS GUIDANCE OF ADJUSTED EPS $3.90-$4.03; 15/05/2018 – Bluecrest Adds Lockheed, Exits Altria, Cuts Microsoft: 13F; 22/05/2018 – Altria creates new `core’, `innovative’ tobacco units; 12/04/2018 – Altria to Host Webcast of 2018 First-Quarter Results; 25/05/2018 – Wall St Week Ahead-Investors find little appetite for consumer staples; 16/05/2018 – Hedge Funds Buy General Mills, Sell Altria in Consumer Staples; 22/05/2018 – ALTRIA GROUP ESTABLISHES CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER FUNCTION; 26/04/2018 – ALTRIA CEO: IQOS ROLLOUT PLAN IS READY UPON FDA APPROVAL
Old Point Trust & Financial Services N A decreased its stake in Old Point Financial Corporatio (OPOF) by 12.19% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Old Point Trust & Financial Services N A sold 40,413 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.46% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 291,227 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7.68M, down from 331,640 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Old Point Trust & Financial Services N A who had been investing in Old Point Financial Corporatio for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $146.41M market cap company. The stock decreased 1.56% or $0.455 during the last trading session, reaching $28.735. About 12,022 shares traded or 101.44% up from the average. Old Point Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:OPOF) has declined 10.34% since June 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.91% the S&P500. Some Historical OPOF News: 15/03/2018 Shareholders Approve Old Point Financial Corporation’s Acquisition Of Citizens National Bank; 09/05/2018 – Old Point Declares Dividend of 11c; 26/04/2018 – Old Point 1Q EPS 19c; 29/05/2018 – Old Point National Bank Taps Baker Hill for New Loan Origination System and Online Loan Application to Drive Efficiencies in; 09/05/2018 – Old Point Financial Corporation Declares Second Quarter Dividend; 15/03/2018 – HOLDERS APPROVE OLD POINT PURCHASE OF CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK; 19/04/2018 – DJ Old Point Financial Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (OPOF); 02/04/2018 – Old Point Completes Acquisition Of Citizens National Bank; 22/05/2018 – Old Point Announces Successful Conversion of Citizens National Bank; 29/05/2018 – Old Point National Bank Taps Baker Hill for New Loan Origination System and Online Loan Application to Drive Efficiencies in Lending Process
More notable recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Altria – A $62 Discount Cash Flow Valuation” on May 31, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Could Altria Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?” published on May 27, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Is Vector Group Dividend For Real?” on June 18, 2018. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Tandem Diabetes Care Has Run Up A Lot – Cramer’s Lightning Round (6/15/18)” published on June 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Shares Of Altria Are A Buy” with publication date: June 11, 2018.
Since February 7, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 selling transactions for $1.52 million activity. $216,154 worth of stock was sold by Quigley Brian W. on Friday, March 2. Shares for $199,488 were sold by SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR. Another trade for 6,500 shares valued at $410,313 was sold by Dillard James E III. Newman Mark also bought $300,334 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Monday, April 30.
Among 20 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 65 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, August 11. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by Citigroup. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MO in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. As per Friday, February 26, the company rating was initiated by UBS. Berenberg downgraded the shares of MO in report on Friday, February 3 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, April 30. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 31 by Wells Fargo. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 10 report.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.20, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 88 investors sold MO shares while 562 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 372 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 0.04% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.06% or 5,000 shares. Trust Of Toledo Na Oh holds 0.07% or 4,488 shares in its portfolio. Nelson Roberts Investment Advsr Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 460 shares. Princeton Strategies Gru Ltd Limited Liability Company, a New Jersey-based fund reported 11,137 shares. Community Bank & Trust Na owns 18,790 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. Findlay Park Partners Ltd Liability Partnership owns 2.50 million shares for 1.55% of their portfolio. Hollencrest Cap stated it has 0.19% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan holds 0.39% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 35,000 shares. 355,844 were reported by Utah Retirement Sys. Banced reported 13,071 shares. Waddell & Reed Financial owns 250,000 shares. Gofen Glossberg Limited Company Il holds 151,412 shares or 0.35% of its portfolio. 6,900 are owned by Cadinha & Ltd Limited Liability Company. Oppenheimer reported 191,423 shares. Cwm Ltd Liability Com reported 14,285 shares.
Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.01 EPS, up 18.82% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.85 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.91B for 14.06 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.32% EPS growth.
Boston Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.55B and $3.90B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Stag Indl Inc Com (NYSE:STAG) by 28,345 shares to 223,070 shares, valued at $5.34M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Zoetis Inc Cl A (NYSE:ZTS) by 72,048 shares in the quarter, for a total of 464,992 shares, and has risen its stake in Morgan Stanley Com New (NYSE:MS).
Since June 5, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $3,746 activity.