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Altria Group

$47.25

-1.09 (-2.25%)

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Altria slide on Juul lawsuit news 'irrational and illogical,' says Stifel

Stifel analyst Christopher Growe said he views Altria's 2% pullback on news that New York's Attorney General is filing a lawsuit against Juul as "both irrational and illogical" given the fact that Altria does not share in this legal liability. Additionally, the value of Juul has already been written down to $8.3B and he believes the actual value embedded in Altria's nearly $90B in equity value is "only a fraction" of that amount. Growe, who thinks today's volatility in the price of Altria shares is "unwarranted" and presents a strong buying opportunity, keeps a Buy rating on the stock.

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MO Altria Group
$47.25

-1.09 (-2.25%)

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SBSH
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UPGRADE
SBSH
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Altria Group upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi
Citi analyst Adam Spielman upgraded Altria Group to Neutral from Sell.
10/18/19
STFL
10/18/19
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STFL
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Cronos Group upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
Stifel analyst Andrew Carter upgraded Cronos Group (CRON) to Buy from Hold with a price target of C$14.00, down from C$16.50. The analyst Cronos is "unconstrained" in its ability to invest towards a $200B global opportunity with C$2B in cash on hand the resources of Altria Group (MO), Carter tells investors in a research note titled "Crowning a New King in the North." The analyst believes Cronos will show an "enhanced revenue growth profile" that leverages the distribution capabilities of Altria to build its U.S. CBD business and demonstrate "break-through product potential" in the Canadian vapor segment. Given the company's "advantaged and enhanced position," investors should buy Cronos shares following their recent pullback, says Carter.
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Target $46
SBSH
Neutral
Citi upgrades Altria to Neutral on 'less bad' cigarette volume outlook
Citi analyst Adam Spielman upgraded Altria Group to Neutral from Sell with a price target of $46, up from $45. The stock closed Thursday up 77c to $44.28. The analyst now expects "less bad" cigarette volumes next year. Electronic vapor usage will fall due to the negative publicity around vaping and the imminent flavor ban, which will help cigarettes, Spielman tells investors in a research note. Further, with Altria shares below his price target, the analyst no longer thinks the stock looks expensive relative to overseas peers. With that said, Spielman still expects the short-term news flow, both on FDA regulation and earnings, "to be difficult."
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Altria Group (MO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi with analyst Adam Spielman saying he now expects "less bad" cigarette volumes next year. 2. Snap (SNAP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Justin Post saying the stock has sold off despite "solid" industry and advertising spend channel checks. 3. Chipotle (CMG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Gregory Francort saying he expects the company to generate better comps and margins over the near term given its "strong" sales momentum and normalizing avocado prices, even though he is "struggling" with the valuation on the stock. 4. Republic Services (RSG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Michael Feniger calling the stock "a more balanced way" to gain exposure to the theme of higher disposal pricing than peer Waste Management (WM), which he downgraded this morning. 5. Waste Connections (WCN) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc with analyst Sean Eastman saying he expects Waste Connections to report an in-line Q3, and sees 2019 guidance remaining intact. 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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