Shares of Altria Group Inc. (NYS:MO) shed 1.66% to $44.45 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 0.39% to 4,700.90 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 0.15% to 36,142.22. The stock's fall snapped a three-day winning streak. Altria Group Inc. closed $8.14 short of its 52-week high ($52.59), which the company achieved on March 26th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Philip Morris International Inc. (NYS:PM) fell 2.40% to $93.07, British American Tobacco PLC ADR (NYS:BTI) fell 1.41% to $34.91, and Imperial Brands PLC ADR (OTC:IMBBY) fell 1.80% to $21.36. Trading volume (8.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 7.3 M.