Part of the weekly research here at The Acquirer’s Multiple features some of the top picks from our Stock Screeners and some top investors who are holding these same picks in their portfolios. Investors such as Warren Buffett, Joel Greenblatt, Carl Icahn, Jim Simons, Prem Watsa, Jeremy Grantham, Seth Klarman, Ray Dalio, and Howard Marks. The top investor data is provided from their latest 13F’s. This week we’ll take a look at:
Altria Group Inc (NYSE: MO)
Altria comprises Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, John Middleton, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Nu-Mark, and Philip Morris Capital, although the company plans to wind down Philip Morris Capital by the end of 2022. It holds a 10.2% interest in the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev. Through its tobacco subsidiaries, Altria holds the leading position in cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in the United States and the number-two spot in machine-made cigars. The company’s Marlboro brand is the leading cigarette brand in the U.S. with a 43% share in 2020.
A quick look at the price chart below for Altria shows us that the stock is up 4.54% in the past twelve months. We currently have the stock trading on an Acquirer’s Multiple of 7.04, which means that it remains undervalued.
Superinvestors who currently hold positions in Altria include:
Jim Simons – 9,215,736 shares
Israel Englander – 1,940,340 shares
Cliff Asness – 1,159,970 shares
Tom Russo – 359,729 shares
Ken Griffin – 224,201 shares
Joel Greenblatt – 220,001 shares
Bruce Berkowitz – 54,200 shares
Ken Fisher – 45,475 shares
Murray Stahl – 44,592 shares
Donald Yacktman – 22,500 shares
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