Trade-Ideas: Altria Group (MO) Is Today's Pre-Market Leader Stock

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Altria Group ( MO) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Altria Group as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • MO has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $256.6 million.
  • MO traded 48,387 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:58 AM.
  • MO is up 2.1% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on MO:

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.7%. MO has a PE ratio of 20.2. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Altria Group has been 6.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Altria Group has a market cap of $87.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. The stock has a beta of 0.52 and a short float of 1% with 3.20 days to cover. Shares are up 12.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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