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Altria Group upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi

Citi analyst Adam Spielman upgraded Altria Group to Buy from Neutral.

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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.
11/19/19
STFL
11/19/19
NO CHANGE
STFL
Buy
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.
11/22/19
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11/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $52
PIPR
Neutral
Altria checks show 'promising' prospects for iQOS, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Lavery says that after his channel checks of the Atlanta iQOS test market, he believes prospects for its U.S. launch are "promising." Altria Group has many tools to responsibly market iQOS, making it visible to a broad audience of adult smokers without attracting underage users, Lavery tells investors in a research note. He believes believe iQOS could benefit as a vapor-free, smoke-free option for consumers. The analyst raised his price target for Altria shares to $52 from $49 and keeps a Neutral rating on the name.

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