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While the

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has been running,

Altria

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has been consolidating some solid gains. Could this be a light-volume consolidation before the next leg higher?

Maybe, but it would take a breakout above $70 to get me interested. If the stock instead falls below support, the next level for buyers will probably be around $66.

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