Looking at top Wall Street opinions, Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) has recently made its way into the research list of Citigroup – signaling that their analyst’s rating adjustment is noteworthy. This stock was downgraded to a rating of Sell in the eyes of Citigroup, whereas its previous rating was Neutral in the eyes of Citigroup, as reported on Friday, December 21st, 2018. Another heavy-hitting research note was published by Bernstein on Tuesday October 16th, 2018, with this firm Initiated MO to an updated rating of Mkt Perform. In the past six months and three months of trading, shares of Altria Group, Inc. (MO) have moved by -16.75% and -22.57%, respectively.
Brokerage Updates Related to Altria Group, Inc. (MO) Stock
This publicly-traded organization generated losses of -0.37% over the last 5 sessions. Right now, this stock is the subject of 17 analysts’ evaluations, who – on average – have given this company’s shares a Buy rating. Not a Single analyst have given underperform rating or sell rating, and 6 have given a rating of Buy or better. Based on the 17 stock market experts following this company, the average 12-month price target is $61.09. Moreover, individual price targets range between $45.00-$68.00. With its recent move to $60.00, we can see that these firms project this stock will loss by -29.77% in one year.
Updates from Altria Group, Inc. (MO) SEC Form 4
This particular company’s shares have garnered a lot of attention in recent days, as insiders are unloading their holdings while having generated a 0.12% rise since the beginning of the calendar year. A Director at Altria Group, Inc. (MO) sold off some of its shares in a transaction that was finalized on Aug 29. Newman Mark bought 5,345 shares of the organization’s stock at $56.19 apiece and racked up $300,334 in earnings from the purchase. Now, Newman Mark holds 6,022 shares of the company following the exchange. A VP, Corp.Secy. & Assoc. GC of the organization named SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR, was engaged in a transaction that occurred on Mar 02 that managed to be worth $199,488 from the sale of 3,200 common shares at a price of $62.34 per individual share.
Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Results in the Pipeline
The next scheduled release of financial results for Altria Group, Inc. will be for the Sep-18 quarter. As it stands right now, market analysts are anticipating the per-share earnings for the three-month period will be $1.07. In the same vein, they expect sales for the quarter to amount to $5,207.55 million.
Now let’s turn to earnings surprise history: in the most recent quarter, the company reported about $5,292.00 million in revenue alongside EPS at $1.08. On average, the analyst projection was calling for $4,879.00 million with $1.01 per share in earnings, respectively. In the preceding quarter, this company’s revenue reached $4,670.00 million, with earnings per share ending up at $0.95.
Pricing Indications for The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB)
This organization has had a price-to-earnings ratio of 143.71 in the last year. In the most recent trading session, the daily high was $25.2, bringing the per-share value 0.00% high its 52-week high and about -25.30% more expensive than its 52-week low. Meanwhile, it gained 24.16 from its observable 50-day simple moving average. Right at this moment, the per-share value is -5.70% lower than the mean per-share price over the last 200 days in the market.
The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) In-Depth Brokerage Insights
We can see that a number of brokerage firms are putting their focus onto this stock. Out of this group, 0 have a sell rating, 8 have a Buy rating, 9 have an outperform rating, while 4 provided a Hold rating for these shares – thanks to data from Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Additionally, 0 have recommended that these shares are an Underperforming investment. The current consensus recommendation is at 1.90 , based on information from Thomson Reuters.
WMB Stock Value Potential
In trading activity as of late, this stock’s value was 26.67 up from its 200 day moving average, while also 4.16% up when compared against its 50-day simple moving average. Over the course of the past year of trading, the share price stuck in the range of $28.00-$39.00. The market value for the entire organization reached 28.98B. After the trading day started off at the price of $25.15, these shares nearly bottomed out at its low price of $24.86 and nearly peaked at $25.2 as its full-day high price. In the last trading session, the price ended the day at $25.15. The institutional holdings related to this organization account for 0.10%, and the Beta factor is now 1.58. This company’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) managed to hit 64.03.
The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) Analyst Points of Focus
The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) has found itself inside of Bernstein’s research list, so their analyst rating adjustment is worth taking note of. This stock was upgraded to Outperform, compared to its previous rating of Mkt Perform by Bernstein, as garnered from a news report on Tuesday January 8th, 2019. An additional helpful research note was sent out by BofA/Merrill’s on Friday November 2nd, 2018. The brokerage decided to reiterated WMB to Buy.