Before the Bell Scans: Altria Group, Philip Morris, Lorillard, and Reynolds American Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.
LONDON, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday, July 18, 2013, shares in cigarette companies ended on a mixed note even as the broader market edged higher following comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and some upbeat earnings reports. The major movers in the industry included Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), and Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO), and Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on MO, PM, LO, and RAI can be downloaded upon sign up at:
Shares in Altria Group Inc. fluctuated between $36.83 and $37.32 before finishing the day 0.05% lower at $37.00. A total of 5.72 million shares were traded on Thursday, which is below the daily average volume of 10.37 million. In the last one month, the company's shares have gained 2.35% as compared to a gain of 2.27% in the S&P 500. Moreover, the stock is trading near its 52-week high of $37.61. Sign up today to read free research report on MO at:
Philip Morris International Inc.'s stock moved lower on Thursday even as the broader market posted gains. The company's shares fluctuated between $87.65 and $90.20 before ending the day 0.51% lower at $89.25. A total of 6.15 million shares were traded which is above the daily average volume of 5.37 million. The company's shares have fallen by 3.67% in the last one month, and 2.66% in the past three months. Register to download free technical analysis on PM at:
Shares in Lorillard Inc. edged higher on Thursday, tracking gains in the broader market. The company's shares closed the day 0.63% higher at $46.53 after oscillating between $46.03 and $46.68. A total of 1.99 million shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 3.24 million. The company's shares are currently trading near their 52-week high of $46.81, and also above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. A free report on LO can be accessed by registering at:
Reynolds American Inc.'s stock edged higher on Thursday, extending its gains from previous trading sessions. The company's shares hit a 52-week high of $52.83 before finishing the day 0.30% higher at $52.66. A total of 1.28 million shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 1.77 million. The company's shares have gained 2.29% in the last three trading sessions and 6.79% in the last one month, as compared to a gain of 0.41% and 2.27% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Furthermore, the stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Register with AAA Research Reports and download the research on RAI for free at:
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