Shares of Altria Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208895754/composite MO -0.02% shed 1.93% to $42.64 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.89% falling 1.90% to 4,567.00 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.30% falling 1.86% to 34,483.72. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of losses. Altria Group Inc. closed $9.95 short of its 52-week high ($52.59), which the company reached on March 26th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Philip Morris International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201611010/composite PM +0.88% fell 1.61% to $85.94, British American Tobacco PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/210207837/composite BTI -0.02% fell 1.95% to $33.65, and Imperial Brands PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/206232937/composite IMBBY -0.73% fell 2.28% to $20.75. Trading volume (11.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 7.1 M.