| Altria Group is a holding company. Co.'s subsidiaries include: Philip Morris USA Inc., which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the U.S.; John Middleton Co., which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of machine-made large cigars and pipe tobacco; UST LLC, which through its subsidiary, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC, is engaged in the manufacture and sale of moist smokeless tobacco products and snus products; and Helix Innovations LLC, which operates in the U.S. and Canada, and Helix Innovations GmbH and its subsidiaries, which operate internationally in the rest-of-world, are engaged in the manufacture and sale of on! oral nicotine pouches. |
When researching a stock like Altria Group, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from MO Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for MO stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the MO 200 day moving average ("MO 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the MO 50 day moving average ("MO 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Altria Group. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the MO 200 DMA and the MO 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("MO MACD"). The MO MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).