Investors will be closely watching to see if the firm can move towards the $77.79 time high as the Bull Bear Power number stands at -0.601807.  

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Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has returned 1.1340398 after closing at $—  in the recent session.  The stock is looking to return closer to the 52-week high of $74.38.

Taking a look at some key pivot levels we note that the one month Pivot Woodie support stands at 53.01 while 1-month resistance level is at 56.39.  On the other hand shares would see support at the 1-month pivot woodie of 53.01 and resistance at 56.39.  One of the key differences in calculating Woodie’s Pivot Point to other pivot points is that the current session’s open price is used in the PP formula with the previous session’s high and low.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) ran -1.1174707 after opening at $55.03.  4609234 shares traded hands for the 1.04719E+11 market cap company.  Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) is a “Sell” according to the social consensus. 

Diving into some additional pivot points we note that the Fibonacci S1 stands at 53.372173 while the R1 resistance number is 55.954494.  The S1 Camarilla pivot is 54.500168 while the R1 resistance is 55.119835.  The Demark Pivot is as follows: R1 resistance is 57.235 while S1 support is 53.855.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares hit a high of 66.04 within the past month while touching a low point of 52.9 over the past 30 days. 

Turning to simple moving averages, Altria Group, Inc., the below chart outlines the current numbers:

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10-Day Simple Moving Average: 55.18574 
20-Day Simple Moving Average: 54.68362 
30-Day Simple Moving Average: 55.731747 
50-Day Simple Moving Average: 59.197628 
100-Day Simple Moving Average: 60.45738 
200-Day Simple Moving Average: 59.99158

Consensus Rating: Strong Sell

Turning to Bollinger Bands, the upper 20 band holds at 56.6011 while the lower is currently 52.76614.  The average volume over the past 3 months is 7816474 compared to the 10-day average of 10646602.

Other moving averages that have been taken into consideration in order to try to figure out the potential direction of the shares include the Hull Moving Average.  The Hull MA currently reads 55.1105.  The Positive Directional Indicator is at 24.227299.  The volume weighted moving average stands at 54.82661.  Putting all the pieces together the moving average signal for Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) is a consensus “Strong Sell” signal.

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Changing lanes over to oscillators, we see that the Aroon Up oscillator is currently 50 while the Aroon Down shows 7.142857.  These are useful in determining if a reversal might be in the near future.  Given the Ultimate Oscillator number of 40.019707 and Parabolic SAR number of 53.8417, combined with other variables, Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has been given a consensus oscillator rating of “Buy”. 

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