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How to buy Altria Group (MO) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Altria Group stocks.

Altria Group is a tobacco business based in the US. Altria Group stocks (MO.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $50.33 – a decrease of 0.96% over the previous week. Altria Group employs 7,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $21.1 billion.

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Altria Group stock price (NYSE:MO)

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Altria Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
Latest market close$50.32
52-week range$37.66 - $51.37
50-day moving average $46.52
200-day moving average $47.80
Wall St. target price$53.46
PE ratio 33.6814
Dividend yield $3.48 (7.15%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.49

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Is it a good time to buy Altria Group stock?

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Altria Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $50.32 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -0.96%
1 month (2021-12-23) 7.75%
3 months (2021-10-22) 4.36%
6 months (2021-07-23) 5.96%
1 year (2021-01-22) 20.30%
2 years (2020-01-24) 0.14%
3 years (2019-01-24) 16.13%
5 years (2017-01-24) 70.76

Is Altria Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Altria Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Altria Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Altria Group's P/E ratio

Altria Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Altria Group shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Altria Group's PEG ratio

Altria Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.7339. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Altria Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Altria Group's EBITDA

Altria Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $12.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Altria Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Altria Group financials

Revenue TTM $21.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 56.38%
Gross profit TTM $13.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 17.23%
Return on equity TTM 27.12%
Profit margin 13.16%
Book value $1.77
Market capitalisation $92.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Altria Group's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Altria Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Altria Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 30.51

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Altria Group's overall score of 30.51 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 43rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Altria Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Altria Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.31/100

Altria Group's environmental score of 11.31 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Altria Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Altria Group's social score

Social score: 17.43/100

Altria Group's social score of 17.43 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Altria Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Altria Group's governance score

Governance score: 9.26/100

Altria Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Altria Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Altria Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Altria Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Altria Group hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Altria Group share dividends

78%

Dividend payout ratio: 78.05% of net profits

Recently Altria Group has paid out, on average, around 78.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.15% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Altria Group shareholders could enjoy a 7.15% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Altria Group's case, that would currently equate to about $3.48 per share.

Altria Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Altria Group's most recent dividend payout was on 10 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Altria Group's shares ever split?

Altria Group's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 11 April 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Altria Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Altria Group shares which in turn could have impacted Altria Group's share price.

Altria Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Altria Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $37.6583 up to $51.37. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MO.US volatility(beta: 0.7)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Altria Group's is 0.704. This would suggest that Altria Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Altria Group overview

Altria Group, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, oral tobacco products, and wine in the United States. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands, as well as provides on! oral nicotine pouches. The company also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle and 14 Hands names; and imports and markets Antinori, Torres, and Villa Maria Estate wines, as well as Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in the United States. In addition, it provides finance leasing services primarily in transportation, power generation, real estate, and manufacturing equipment industries. The company sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; and large retail organizations, such as chain stores.

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