5-Star Dividend Stocks Poised to Pop: Altria
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, tobacco giant Altria (NYS: MO) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Altria and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Richmond, Va. (1919)
Chairman/CEO Martin Barrington
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)
$1.5 billion / $13.7 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 8,974 members who have rated Altria believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Altria is the leading producer of cigarettes and has over 50% of the [U.S.] market. ... The company has an investment grade credit rating and generates returns to investors through a hefty dividend. The company is trading ... appropriate for the industry. However, I think the company will realize higher earnings -- coupled with an attractive and rising dividend -- to make it a good buy.
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