Altria stock: buy or sell

MO stock price: $51.61 0.51% At close on Apr 15th, 2021

Updated on:
Apr 16th, 2021


Altria stock brief

  • Altria stock scarcely changed 0.51% to close at $51.61 on the stock market on Thursday.
  • Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, oral tobacco products, and wine in the United States.

Should I buy Altria stock?

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Is $MO stock a buy?

In the current situation of Altria there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $MO in the next few days, or that it may not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Altria stock?

Knowing when to sell a stock is even harder than knowing when to buy it. In the same way as when we have to buy shares, choosing when is appropiate to sell is not a haphazard decision, and we must use our own trading strategy. When selling, as well as buying, detailed strategies are very easy to follow but are only applicable for selling stocks in your porfolio, not for selling short Altria stock

A guiding principle is that you should never hold a trade that yields higher than expected losses upon the buy. The timing to sell your stock should always be ruled by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Altria stock?

Currently, Altria stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you own Altria stock and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Altria ratings

In the last month, 4 brokerage ratings were published for Altria. General sentiment is bullish, with 4 out of 4 publishing positive outlooks

Altria analysts' ratings - Last 30 days
Brokerage firmRating
Mar 19th, 2021
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Strong buy
Mar 26th, 2021
Jefferies Financial Group NeutralStrong buy
Apr 1st, 2021
Jefferies Financial Group NeutralStrong buy
Apr 5th, 2021
Piper Sandler Strong buy

Altria stock analysis

Altria stock started an uptrend in October 2020, and grew an amazing 49.55%. The price shows higher peaks and higher lows, and along the way provided some buying opportunities for those who wanted to enter. Latest pullback was last February, when price bounced at $39.77. Last February, Altria broke out above its last top ($42.31) offering a good entry point that resulted in a 21.98% gain

SMAs overview

MO stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistances are:

  • R1: $52.27 (1.28% above)
  • R2: $52.39 (1.51% above)
  • R3: $52.40 (1.53% above)
  • The current supports are:

  • S1: $51.00 (-1.18% below)
  • S2: $50.67 (-1.82% below)
  • S3: $50.25 (-2.64% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    The price is trading very close to the upper Bollinger band, poiting some level of overbought in recent sessions. This is not a sell signal, as price can move in these levels for many days and weeks

    MO stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 in late March after just crossing to the overbough zone for a single day (weak signal). The RSI reading on Thursday was 65.37. Since that level was lost, Altria price sliced a 1.32%

    MO stock RSI chart

    Altria stock price history

    Altria went public on Apr 28th, 1967 priced at $0.00 per share1. Since then, MO stock has risen by -, with an average of 0.00% per year. An investment of thousand dollars at that time would worth $inf today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    MO stock price history chart

    Price target for Altria stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. However, many stock price predictions are issued every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    The following table shows the price forecasts released by financial institutions in the last month. Again, these predictions are not direct recommendations for small investors and should not be followed blindly.

    There are 4 price predictions released for Altria that average $56.75. Altria closed at $51.61 on Thursday, so the target price is predicting a growth by 9.96%.

    Altria stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Mar 19th, 2021
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $52.00$54.00
    Mar 26th, 2021
    Jefferies Financial Group $40.00$58.00
    Apr 1st, 2021
    Jefferies Financial Group $40.00$58.00
    Apr 5th, 2021
    Piper Sandler $57.00

    Earnings and financials

    Shareholders call was hosted by Altria ($MO) last January after releasing the financial report. Market consensus was correct in their predictions on Altria's which reported $0.99 per share. On the same basis, reported sales of $5.1 billion were in line with Wall St. estimates.

    This compares to Earnings of $1.02 per share a year ago, so reported EPS means a reduction of -2.94%. Sales inched a 5.27% on an annualized basis in the , from $48.0B to $50.6B last quarter.

    Altria ($MO) is posting financial report on April 29. Market expects of $1.04, compared to Q4 that was $0.99.

    Altria performance

    MO performance compared
    Altria ($MO) 6.20% 27.50% 36.40%

    Please read:
    The opinions published in this post are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this document does not know the individual situations of the reader, his or her financial statements or what is in his or her best interest at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Comments are posted for learning reasons only

    Altria summary

    Thursday, April 15th, 2021
    Day range$51.48 - $51.97
    Previous close$51.35
    Session gain0.51%
    Average true range$1.11
    50d mov avg$46.89
    100d mov avg$43.63
    200d mov avg$41.18
    Earnings dateApril 29th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Altria stock symbol?

    Altria Group, Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the MO symbol

    Is Altria stock a buy or sell?

    Altria received 4 ratings in the last 30 days: 4 bullish, 0 bearish and 0 neutral.

    Will MO go up?

    Altria had different price forecasts issued by analysts in the last month setting the target price to $56.75. That is a 9.96% than the last price ($51.61).