Altria Group Inc. said Wednesday it still expects full-year 2015 adjusted per-share earnings to range from $2.75 to $2.80, surrounding the current FactSet consensus of $2.79. That equates to growth of 7% to 9% above the $2.57 posted in 2014, the owner of tobacco giant Philip Morris said in a statement released ahead of a presentation later Wednesday at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference in Boca Raton, Florida. Altria shares were not yet active in premarket trade, but are up 12% in the last three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 2.3%.
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