NEW YORK, April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Companies in the Cigarettes industry have often been coveted by dividend investors because of the relatively inelastic demand for their products. They are also well known for dividend consistency and for paying out yields that are typically much higher than average. This morning, Stock-Callers.com takes a closer look at the recent performances of: Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI), Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), and British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE MKT: BTI). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free research reports at:
Last Thursday, shares in Winston-Salem, North Carolina headquartered Reynolds American Inc. ended the session 0.36% lower at $63.97. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.30 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 5.04% in the last month, 15.73% in the previous three months, and 15.11% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 4.24% and 18.49% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Reynolds American, which through its subsidiaries, manufactures, and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 75.94.
On April 13th, 2017, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., an indirect subsidiary of Reynolds American, issued the release, "R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company finalizes donation of Whitaker Park to local redevelopment group." The full release can be accessed on R.J. Reynolds' website, or on Reynolds American's website. Free research report on RAI is available at:
Richmond, Virginia headquartered Altria Group Inc.'s stock declined 1.19%, to close the day at $71.30 with a total trading volume of 5.12 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 6.46% over the previous three months and 6.29% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 6.60% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Altria Group, which through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the US, have an RSI of 36.67.
On March 23rd, 2017, research firm RBC Capital Markets downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Sector Perform' to 'Underperform', with a target price of $62 per share. The complimentary research report on MO can be downloaded at:
Shares in New York-based Philip Morris International Inc. recorded a trading volume of 3.10 million shares at the close of the last trading session. The stock ended the day 0.63% lower at $113.06. The Company's shares have advanced 1.50% in the last one month, 26.06% over the previous three months, and 24.71% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 4.55% and 16.01%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Philip Morris International, which through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products, have an RSI of 61.87.
On April 13th, 2017, Philip Morris International announced that it will host a live audio webcast on Thursday, April 20th, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss its 2017 Q1 results, which will be issued at approximately 7:00 a.m. ET on the same day. Visit us today and access our complete research report on PM at:
British American Tobacco
London, the UK headquartered British American Tobacco PLC's shares finished Thursday's session 0.75% lower at $67.24. A total volume of 2.19 million shares was traded. The stock has advanced 7.58% in the last one month, 19.83% in the previous three months, and 22.21% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 6.46% and 12.92%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of British American Tobacco, which engages in the production and sale of tobacco products, have an RSI of 72.47. Get free access to your research report on BTI at:
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