Analyst Advice And Earnings Insight: Altria Group, Inc. (MO), Korn/Ferry International (KFY)

The recently concluded session had traders exchanging Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) high level. Roughly 8.23 million shares changed hands compared to the three-month volume average 7.9 million shares. The first trade took place at $65.78 and the stock went up 0.18% to attain the closing price of $65.77.

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) Analyst Opinion

Altria Group, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 15 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 0.89% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 2.69% last month and is down -7.9 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 10 of analysts who cover MO having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $77.23 price target on Altria Group, Inc., suggesting a 17.42% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -15.45% below its 52-week high.

Altria Group, Inc. Earnings Surprise

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.91 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.8. Its revenue totaled $4.8 billion down -6.24% from the previous quarter.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Intraday View

This stock (MO) is ahead of its 52-week low with 9.6%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.55% which for the week stands at 1.93%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 2.09% and stays -2.81% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 2.56% gains and now is down -3.49% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $66.4. Altria Group, Inc. (MO) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -13.97%.

Turning to Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), its shares were trading at $50.2 a gain of $0.61, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $49.85, touched a high of $50.43 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2. Korn/Ferry International has 2 buy ratings, 2 holds and 0 sells even after the stock climbed 0.46% from its high of $49.97 to a $2.78 billion market value through last close.

Korn/Ferry International (KFY) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale remained unchanged from 2 to 2 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $53.75 a share. The target implies a 7.07% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 17.53% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.9 million shares versus an average volume of 0.38 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 4.58% which for the week approaches 2.98%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $49.05 and compares with the $29.84 52-week low. The stock recovered 68.23% since its low point and has performed 21.31% year-to-date.

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