Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Stock Idea: Altria (MO, $25.94)

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Altria Group Inc. (MO) is a holding company for Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris Capital Corporation, providers of tobacco products, wine and financial services.

Altria has a PE of 12.7, and projected consensus earnings per share (EPS) growth of 7.4%, 7.4% and 7.3% for fiscal years 2011 through 2013. With a dividend of 5.86%, there is very little risk in buying the stock and waiting to see what happens this year.

The stock has been trading between $23.50 and $26.00 since September 2010, and has recovered all the ground it lost during the financial meltdown of 2008. Is Altria ready to start reaching new highs? The chart looks ripe for a breakout, but if your alternative is keeping your money in the bank at less than 1%, then owning Altria is a win-win situation, no matter what the stock does next!

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