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Altria Group

$69.88

-0.5159 (-0.73%)

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Altria Group put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in Altria Group with 5,919 puts trading, or 1.8x expected. Most active are Jan-18 70 puts and Feb-18 67.5 puts, with total volume in those strikes near 3,600 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 2.35, while ATM IV is up over 1 point on the day.

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MO Altria Group
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Altria Group upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg
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Target $84

Buy
Altria Group upgraded to Buy on proposed U.S. tax changes at Berenberg
As previously reported, Berenberg analyst Jonathan Leinster upgraded Altria Group to Buy from Hold, as he assumes that the company's headline tax rate will decline from historical levels of 35-36% to 21-22% due to the Republicans' proposed U.S. corporate tax changes. Given those new tax assumptions, he increased his Altria EPS estimates by 21% for 2018-19 and raised his price target on the stock to $84 from $72. Leinster also noted he expects the FDA to approve the premarket tobacco product application for the iQOS heated tobacco product in the first quarter and that he feels the FDA would face years of opposition to any regulation that significantly undermines U.S. cigarette volumes.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. General Motors (GM) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Joseph Spak citing "increased confidence on downturn resiliency" in 2018, noting that while he anticipates a decline in fullsize pickup truck sales, he does not see "GMNA profitability to be down as much as previously forecast". 2. Walmart (WMT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Kate McShane saying the stock has "more room to run" in 2018. 3. Ulta Beauty (ULTA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham with the firm saying they recommend adding to positions given "extremely" attractive valuation and better flow through profitability that will deliver 20%+ earnings growth over the next two years or more. 4. Cabot (CBT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust with analyst James Sheehan saying the improving global supply/demand fundamentals, along with tighter emissions controls in China, warrant the rating change. 5. Altria Group (MO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg with analyst Jonathan Leinster saying he assumes that the company's headline tax rate will decline from historical levels of 35-36% to 21-22% due to the Republicans' proposed U.S. corporate tax changes. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Target $85
WELS
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Altria Group price target raised to $85 from $80 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog raised her price target for Altria Group to $85 from $80, citing tax reform and stronger macros. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.

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