Washington Trust Bank Cut Altria Group (MO) Position By $1.09 Million; Last Week ALPINE IMMUNE SHS (NVLS) Analysts

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Washington Trust Bank decreased Altria Group Inc (MO) stake by 13.92% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Washington Trust Bank sold 15,385 shares as Altria Group Inc (MO)’s stock declined 15.83%. The Washington Trust Bank holds 95,106 shares with $6.79M value, down from 110,491 last quarter. Altria Group Inc now has $121.53 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.87% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $63.95. About 4.26 million shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has declined 17.05% since April 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.60% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Nivalis Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NVLS), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Nivalis Therapeutics had 5 analyst reports since September 13, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded ALPINE IMMUNE SHS (NASDAQ:NVLS) on Tuesday, November 29 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, November 29. As per Tuesday, November 29, the company rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, November 29 report. Raymond James initiated the shares of NVLS in report on Tuesday, September 13 with “Outperform” rating. See ALPINE IMMUNE SHS (NASDAQ:NVLS) latest ratings:

Washington Trust Bank increased Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) stake by 8,103 shares to 112,347 valued at $7.19 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Select Sector Spdr (XLE) stake by 14,118 shares and now owns 14,822 shares. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 63 investors sold MO shares while 521 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 410 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 1.13% less from 1.17 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Allsquare Wealth Mngmt Lc has 0.01% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 139 shares. 19,717 are held by Gm Advisory Gp Incorporated. Joel Isaacson & Limited Liability Co accumulated 13,185 shares. Vident Advisory holds 7,398 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Rnc Capital Management Ltd Liability Com holds 2.99% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 604,384 shares. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability invested in 0.04% or 3,408 shares. Macguire Cheswick And Tuttle Invest Counsel Limited Co accumulated 0.06% or 5,000 shares. Legg Mason Asset Mngmt (Japan) Ltd holds 46,300 shares or 1.99% of its portfolio. Bbva Compass Bancshares Incorporated invested in 0.16% or 35,526 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Securities holds 530 shares. Churchill Mngmt invested in 0.03% or 20,646 shares. Horrell Mngmt has 169 shares. Lenox Wealth Advsrs Incorporated holds 0.06% or 3,125 shares. M Hldgs Incorporated invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi, Germany-based fund reported 1.67 million shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Altria Group Inc. has $85.0 highest and $58.49 lowest target. $71.50’s average target is 11.81% above currents $63.95 stock price. Altria Group Inc. had 60 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, February 26 by UBS. On Tuesday, November 29 the stock rating was reinitiated by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, January 4. As per Friday, January 19, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 24 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 17 by Jefferies. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, August 11. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, February 5. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 21 by Jefferies. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, June 27.

Since February 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.82 million activity. Another trade for 3,200 shares valued at $199,488 was sold by SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR. Quigley Brian W. had sold 3,464 shares worth $216,154 on Friday, March 2. On Friday, February 9 Dillard James E III sold $410,313 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 6,500 shares. Johnson Craig A. had sold 14,953 shares worth $995,734 on Wednesday, February 7.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.94 EPS, up 28.77% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.79B for 17.01 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.30% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.09 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 0.03 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 30 investors sold ALPINE IMMUNE SHS shares while 3 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. 22.51 million shares or 10.72% more from 20.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Keybank National Association Oh has 0% invested in ALPINE IMMUNE SHS (NASDAQ:NVLS). Moreover, State Street has 0.01% invested in ALPINE IMMUNE SHS (NASDAQ:NVLS) for 16.12 million shares. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans reported 0.06% stake. Jane Street Gp Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0% or 30,000 shares. Sei Invs Co reported 22,000 shares. Moreover, Putnam Invests Ltd Liability Company has 0.04% invested in ALPINE IMMUNE SHS (NASDAQ:NVLS) for 3.09 million shares.

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