Shares of Altria Group Inc.
rose 1.57% to $48.67 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Altria Group Inc. closed $3.92 below its 52-week high ($52.59), which the company reached on March 26th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Philip Morris International Inc.
rose 1.42% to $98.85, British American Tobacco PLC ADR
rose 1.41% to $36.06, and Imperial Brands PLC ADR
rose 0.81% to $21.68. Trading volume (5.5 M) remained 892,002 below its 50-day average volume of 6.4 M.