Shares of Altria (MO) gain 1.1% in premarket action as the company proves itself resourceful in...

|About: Altria Group, Inc. (MO)|By:, SA News Editor

Shares of Altria (MO) gain 1.1% in premarket action as the company proves itself resourceful in squeezing more profits out of its tobacco business. The company saw some success with new lower-priced products from its Marlboro brand during the quarter. As for its buyback program, Altria says $550M remains unused with a target date of the end of Q2 for completion.