Beacon Financial Group Has Increased Altria Group (MO) Stake By $385,875; Ecc International (ECC) Has 1.8 Sentiment

Beacon Financial Group increased Altria Group Inc (MO) stake by 6.84% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Beacon Financial Group acquired 6,125 shares as Altria Group Inc (MO)’s stock declined 2.84%. The Beacon Financial Group holds 95,666 shares with $6.07M value, up from 89,541 last quarter. Altria Group Inc now has $124.19 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $65.32. About 5.37M shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.44% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $18.47. About 71,481 shares traded. Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (ECC) has risen 22.25% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.55% the S&P500.

Mycio Wealth Partners Llc holds 2.7% of its portfolio in Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. for 1.15 million shares. Bard Associates Inc owns 132,983 shares or 1.28% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Freestone Capital Holdings Llc has 0.5% invested in the company for 336,336 shares. The New York-based National Asset Management Inc. has invested 0.04% in the stock. Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc., a Florida-based fund reported 3,109 shares.

Analysts await Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. (NYSE:ECC) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $0.45 earnings per share, down 2.17% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.46 per share. ECC’s profit will be $8.31M for 10.26 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.27% EPS growth.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Altria Group Inc. has $85.0 highest and $58.49 lowest target. $71.47’s average target is 9.42% above currents $65.32 stock price. Altria Group Inc. had 59 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $6200 target in Friday, May 26 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, June 5. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, January 19. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Thursday, July 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by Edward Jones. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, March 24. The rating was upgraded by Vetr on Wednesday, September 2 to “Strong-Buy”. As per Monday, June 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, November 29, the company rating was reinitiated by Morgan Stanley. UBS maintained the shares of MO in report on Friday, October 27 with “Neutral” rating.