Why Altria Is Poised to Outperform
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
President/COO David Beran
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)
$2.9 billion/$13.9 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 8,967 members who have rated Altria believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Excellent dividend yield, pricing power has led to consistent shareholder returns over time. Most attractively priced relative to peers and 27% voting interest in SABMiller that the market does not seem to be giving credit for.
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