Altria Group Stock Hits 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 $33.95, above its previous 52-week high of $33.86 with 3.4 million shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 10.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Altria Group has a market cap of $67.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 7.2% 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 19.8, 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 solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Altria Group Ratings Report.

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