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Pre-market, Stock-Callers.com reviews the most recent performances of four Cigarettes equities which are: Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI), Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), and Vapor Corp. (NASDAQ: VPCO). Cigarettes constitute the single-largest class of tobacco products within the industry, accounting for an estimated 77.5% of revenue in 2016. As per retail sales data released by MSAI/IRI last August, premium cigarettes account for 75.2% of total cigarette sales in the U.S. Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free research reports at:
On Wednesday, shares in Richmond, Virginia headquartered Altria Group Inc. recorded a trading volume of 7.64 million shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 6.10 million shares. The stock ended the day 1.38% higher at $62.66. Shares of the Company, which through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the US, are trading at a PE ratio of 23.55. Altria Group's stock has gained 14.71% in the past one year. The Company is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.19% and 1.15%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Altria Group have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 45.67.
On October 27th, 2016, Altria reported net revenues increase of 3.1% to $6.9 billion for Q3 2016 and an increase of 2.0% to $19.5 billion for the first nine months of 2016. Altria's Q3 2016 reported diluted EPS decreased 28.2% to $0.56, primarily driven by a $0.28 per share loss on early extinguishment of debt in 2016. Free research report on MO is available at:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina headquartered Reynolds American Inc.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 0.22% higher at $53.79 with a total volume of 4.28 million shares traded. Over the last one month and the previous three months, Reynolds American's shares have advanced 13.79% and 6.71%, respectively. Furthermore, the stock has gained 20.76% in the past one year. Shares the Company, which through its subsidiaries, manufactures, and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in the US, are trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.69% and 8.16%, respectively. Reynolds American's stock traded at a PE ratio of 13.99 and has an RSI of 57.59.
On October 24th, 2016, research firm CLSA downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Underperform'.
On November 14th, 2016, Reynolds announced that effective January 1st, 2017, a new, wholly owned subsidiary of Reynolds American (RAI), RAI Trade Marketing Services Company (RAI TMS), will commence operations. RAI TMS will facilitate the sales, distribution and retail/wholesale strategy execution for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., American Snuff Company, LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co., Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. brands, under service agreements. The complimentary research report on RAI can be downloaded at:
New York-based Philip Morris International Inc.'s stock edged 0.48% higher, to close the day at $87.92. The stock recorded a trading volume of 8.20 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 4.41 million shares. Philip Morris' shares have gained 9.43% in the past one year. Shares of the Company, which through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products, are trading 8.90% below both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Additionally, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 21.02 and has an RSI of 25.96.
On October 18th 2016, Philip Morris reported Q3 2016 diluted earnings per share of $1.25, flat versus Q3 2015. The company's Cigarette shipment volume of 207.1 billion units was down 5.4% on a y-o-y basis. Reported net revenues were $19.9 billion, up by 2.6% from Q3 2015.
On November 14th, 2016, research firm CLSA upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Buy'. Visit us today and access our complete research report on PM at:
On Wednesday, shares in Dania Beach, Florida-based Vapor Corp. ended the session flat with a total volume of 8.80 million shares traded. Vapor's shares have surged 42.86% in the last one month. Shares of the company, which designs, markets, and distributes vaporizers, e-liquids, electronic cigarettes, and accessories primarily in the US and Canada, are trading 8.43% above both its 50-day moving average and 200-day moving average. Get free access to your research report on VPCO at:
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