Altria Group Inc. MO shares, the parent company of Marlboro, rose 0.1% Thursday in premarket trade after it met expectations for first-quarter profits but missed on revenue. The company maintained its outlook for the full year. Net income dropped to $1.79billion, or $1.00 per share, from $1.96billion, or $1.08 per share, during the same period last year. Earnings per share adjusted to exclude nonrecurring items rose by 5.4%, to $1.18. This is the same as FactSet’s consensus. Revenue fell by 2.9%, to $5.72 Billion. However, revenue excluding excise tax declined by 1.2% to $4.76 Billion. This was below the FactSet consensus estimate of $4.90 Billion ….