Altria Group Reaches New 52-Week High (MO)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Altria Group (NYSE: MO) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $32.11, above its previous 52-week high of $32.10 with 3.2 million shares traded as of 12:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 10.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

Altria Group has a market cap of $64.53 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, equal to the average tobacco industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altria Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Altria Group Ratings Report.

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