2. As of noon trading, Altria Group ( MO) is down $0.96 (-2.6%) to $35.92 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.3 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.73-$37.01 after having opened the day at $36.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.88.

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 $74.6 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altria Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Altria Group Ratings Report now.

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