RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group Inc., the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, reaffirmed its full-year earnings guidance Wednesday.
The Richmond, Virginia, company said it expects adjusted earnings of between $2.52 per share and $2.59 per share for the year. Analysts expect earnings of $2.57 per share, according to a poll by FactSet.
Shares of Altria slipped 29 cents to $40.32 in afternoon trading. Its shares are up almost 9 percent in the last year.