Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, tobacco giant Altria (NYSE: MO ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Altria's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Richmond, Va. (1919)|
|Market Cap||$71.5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$16.7 billion|
|Management||President/COO David Beran
Vice President/CFO Howard Willard
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||24.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$4.2 billion / $13.7 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 8,962 members who have rated Altria believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Love [Altria]. Solid, consistent performer; financials are all in order, and I wouldn't worry too much about the regulation questions -- there are plenty of markets not named the US and/or EU that Altria can target. Great stock.
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