Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) share price swings at $75.34 with percentage change of -0.41% in most recent trading session.
Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the MO. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.74 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.87. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $3.57 as compared to three months ago $3.57.
The stock prices target chart showed high target of 80 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 71.55 as compared to current price of 75.34. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 7 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 7 recommend as HOLD and 1 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.
The profit margin can answer significantly to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings, Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has positive 55.20% profit margin that indicates every dollar of sales a firm actually keeps in earnings, and the larger number indicates improving and vise worse. The firm has gross profit margin of 45.00% and operating profit margin calculated as 84.70%. Moving toward returns ratio, MO has returns on investment of 53.30% which indicates firm’s investment efficiency or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.
While returns on assets calculated as 39.40% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has returns on equity of 263.30%, which is measuring a corporation’s profitability by revealing how much profit generates by MO with the shareholders’ money. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.20 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -0.20%.
Effective Investment Valuation
To persist focus on investment valuation, Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) also have significant role in eyes of active investors, it has price to earnings growth of 1.31, which is a valuation metric for determining relative trade-off among price of a stock.
MO has price to earnings growth ratio of 1.31, it is adding factors in a stock’s estimated earnings growth into its current valuation that showed 10.33 by price to earning ration. Furthermore, it has price to sale ratio of 5.69 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes. The firm’s price to book was 11.48, which can be compared with current price to get idea about under or overvalue of stock. Forward Price to Earnings ratio of MO attains value of 21.10 that is projecting or estimating EPS for the next 12-months and its follow by traders who believe on anticipates of a firm’s future rather than past performance.
To have technical views, liquidity ratio of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) calculated as 1.00 to match up with its debt to equity ratio of 1.09. The float short ration was 0.57%; as compared to Short Ratio were 1.80. The firm has institutional ownership of 63.00%, while insider ownership included 0.10%.