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 (MO)
Altria comprises Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, John Middleton, Helix Innovations, and Philip Morris Capital, although the company plans to wind down Philip Morris Capital by the end of 2022. It holds a 10% 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. Altria holds strategic investments in JUUL Labs (35% economic interest) and Cronos (42%).
A quick look at the price chart below shows us that the stock is down 9% in the past twelve months. We currently have the stock trading on an Acquirer’s Multiple of 6.50, which means that it remains undervalued.
Superinvestors who currently hold positions in the company include:
Jim Simons – 8,775,416
Israel Englander – 3,800,066
Ken Griffin – 2,789,000
Jim O’Shaughnessy – 1,627,786
Cliff Asness – 1,417,402
Ray Dalio – 1,331,617
Tom Russo – 332,846
Joel Greenblatt – 236,155
Ken Fisher – 46,688
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