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) pushed the Tobacco industry lower today making it today's featured Tobacco laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, Altria Group fell $0.39 (-1.1%) to $33.60 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8,953,798 shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,375,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $33.57-$33.90 after having opened the day at $33.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.99.
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Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. Altria Group has a market cap of $68.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.
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