Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Upped Altria Group (MO) Holding By $450,576; Last Week Volution Group plc (LON:FAN) Analysts

February 24, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc increased Altria Group Inc. (MO) stake by 6.81% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc acquired 7,152 shares as Altria Group Inc. (MO)’s stock declined 2.84%. The Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc holds 112,129 shares with $7.12 million value, up from 104,977 last quarter. Altria Group Inc. now has $122.80B valuation. The stock increased 1.97% or $1.25 during the last trading session, reaching $64.59. About 5.63M shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Volution Group Plc (LON:FAN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Volution Group Plc had 47 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Volution Group plc (LON:FAN) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, December 19. Liberum Capital maintained Volution Group plc (LON:FAN) rating on Thursday, May 5. Liberum Capital has “Buy” rating and GBX 220 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital given on Friday, November 3. The firm has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital given on Thursday, January 12. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 11 by Numis Securities. The firm has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital given on Friday, March 18. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, July 5 with “Buy”. The stock has “Add” rating by Numis Securities on Wednesday, May 11. The rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Hold” on Tuesday, October 10. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 16. See Volution Group plc (LON:FAN) latest ratings:

18/01/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 240.00 New Target: GBX 240.00 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 240.00 New Target: GBX 240.00 Maintain
11/01/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 240.00 New Target: GBX 240.00 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 225.00 New Target: GBX 225.00 Maintain
06/12/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 215.00 New Target: GBX 215.00 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 240.00 New Target: GBX 240.00 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 233.00 New Target: GBX 240.00 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Hold New Target: GBX 206.00 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 233.00 New Target: GBX 233.00 Maintain

Volution Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, makes and supplies ventilation products to residential and commercial construction markets primarily in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The company has market cap of 425.01 million GBP. The firm operates through two divisions, the Ventilation Group and Torin-Sifan. It has a 30.71 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s products include unitary extractor fans for use in bathrooms and kitchens; MVHR and MEV systems; rigid, semi-rigid, and flexible ducting products and accessories; mechanical heat recovery units; air handling units and fan coils; commercial ventilation products; underfloor heating, heated towel rails, radiators, and storage and panel heaters; wall, box, and tower fans, as well as portable air conditioners; hand dryers and insect killers; and sensors, controllers, and ducting products.

The stock increased 2.38% or GBX 5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 215. About 5,591 shares traded. Volution Group plc (LON:FAN) has 0.00% since February 24, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc decreased Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI) stake by 117,180 shares to 1,009 valued at $58,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) stake by 5,017 shares and now owns 12,985 shares. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. 1.17 billion shares or 0.77% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Summit Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.12% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Affinity Wealth invested 0.14% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Quinn Opportunity Partners Limited Company, a New York-based fund reported 11,500 shares. Court Place Advisors Limited Company reported 6,623 shares. Ar Asset Management stated it has 2.6% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Meyer Handelman stated it has 127,782 shares. Hilton Lc holds 0.08% or 6,810 shares. Aviance Cap Mgmt Limited Company, Florida-based fund reported 3,529 shares. Intact Investment Mgmt owns 224,600 shares or 0.62% of their US portfolio. State Treasurer State Of Michigan accumulated 935,302 shares. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel stated it has 0.48% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Federated Invsts Pa owns 14.23 million shares or 2.59% of their US portfolio. Rathbone Brothers Public Limited stated it has 1.47% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Cohen And Steers has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Dupont Corp holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 113,727 shares.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $3.37 million activity. The insider DEVITRE DINYAR S sold $1.96 million. Shares for $995,734 were sold by Johnson Craig A.. The insider Dillard James E III sold $410,313.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 59 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup initiated Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Tuesday, September 13 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 30 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 3. Credit Agricole downgraded Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Thursday, July 30 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 4 by Bank of America. Cowen & Co maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, February 26 by UBS. Jefferies initiated it with “Hold” rating and $70 target in Wednesday, September 21 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Friday, September 1. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $62.0 target.

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