NEW YORK, January 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Today's attention is directed to the Cigarettes industry which is engaged in the manufacture of cigarettes, cigars, smoking and chewing tobacco, and other tobacco products such as snuff and bidis. Challenges faced by industry operators include increased awareness of health risks, stricter regulation, and higher taxes. Pre-market, Stock-Callers.com has issued research reports on these four stocks: 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:
On Monday, Winston-Salem, North Carolina headquartered Reynolds American Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 4.98 million shares, and ended the day at $59.87, declining 0.78% from the last trading session. The Company's shares have advanced 7.03% in the last one month, 11.26% over the previous three months, and 6.83% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.37% and 17.20%, respectively. Furthermore, 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 77.14.
On January 17th, 2017, Reynolds American announced that British American Tobacco will acquire the 57.8% of Reynolds American's common stock that it does not currently own for $29.44 per share in cash and a number of British American Tobacco American depositary shares representing 0.5260 of a British American Tobacco's ordinary share, currently worth $30.20 per share based on the British American Tobacco closing share price as of January 16th, 2017, and the corresponding Dollar-Sterling exchange rate.
On January 18th, 2017, research firm Citigroup downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'. Free research report on RAI is available at:
Richmond, Virginia headquartered Altria Group Inc.'s stock rose 0.38%, finishing yesterday's session at $71.30. A total volume of 8.57 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 6.75 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 5.61% in the last month, 11.67% over the previous three months, and 5.44% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.36% and 10.60%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Altria Group, which through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the US, have an RSI of 79.20.
On January 04th, 2017, research firm Bank of America/ Merrill upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Buy'.
On January 17th, 2017, Altria Group announced that it has acquired the privately-held Sherman Group Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (Nat Sherman). Nat Sherman sells super-premium cigarettes and premium cigars, and joins Philip Morris USA Inc. and John Middleton Co. as part of Altria's smokeable products segment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The complimentary research report on MO can be downloaded at:
Shares in New York-based Philip Morris International Inc. ended Monday's session 0.37% lower at $95.96. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.40 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 5.52% in the past one month, 1.34% in the previous three months, and 4.89% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 6.01% above its 50-day moving average and 0.78% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, 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 70.56.
On January 04th, 2017, research firm Bank of America/ Merrill downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral', with a target price of $96 per share.
On January 26th, 2017, Philip Morris International announced that it will host a live audio webcast on February 02nd, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss its Q4 2016 and full-year 2016 results, which will be issued at approximately 7:00 a.m. ET the same day. Visit us today and access our complete research report on PM at:
British American Tobacco
At the close of trading on Monday, London, UK headquartered British American Tobacco PLC's stock dropped 1.32%, finishing at $121.99. A total volume of 1.64 million shares was traded. The Company's shares have advanced 9.54% in the last month, 8.84% over the previous three months, and 8.27% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 8.38% and 1.97% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of British American Tobacco, which engages in the production and sale of tobacco products, have an RSI of 70.75. Get free access to your research report on BTI at:
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