Technical Commentary on Tobacco Stocks - Altria, Philip Morris Intl., Lorillard, Reynolds American, and Vector

May 15, 2015, 09:20 ET from Investor-Edge

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Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO), Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI), and Vector Group Ltd (NYSE: VGR). Free research report on Altria can be accessed at http://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=Altria&d=15-May-2015&s=MO. The US markets on Thursday, May 14, 2015, ended on a positive note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 18,252.24, up 1.06% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 5,050.80, up 1.39%. The S&P 500 finished the session 1.08% higher at 2,121.10. During the trading session, all the ten sectors finished on a higher note. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index ended the day at 508.91, up 1.53%, with the index advancing 1.87% on YTD basis. Register for your complimentary reports at the links given below.  

Altria Group Inc.'s stock surged 3.14%, to close the day at $52.60. The stock recorded a trading volume of 6.82 million shares, below its three months average volume of 7.15 million shares. The company's shares oscillated between $51.38 and $52.63 during the session. Over the last three trading sessions and over the past one month, Altria Group Inc.'s shares have advanced 2.45% and 0.92%, respectively. Furthermore, the stock has gained 6.76% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Altria Group Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $51.65 is above its 200-day moving average of $49.20. Additionally, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 20.06 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 46.67. Sign up and read the free notes on MO at:

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On Thursday, shares in Philip Morris International Inc. recorded a trading volume of 6.19 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 5.34 million shares. The stock ended the day at $86.79, which was 2.67% above its previous day's closing of $84.53, and registered an intraday range of $84.91 and $86.91. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 16.70. Philip Morris International Inc.'s shares have gained 11.11% in the last one month, 4.73% in the previous three months, and 6.56% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $80.43 and $83.46, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Philip Morris International Inc. have an RSI of 61.61. The complimentary notes on PM can be downloaded as in PDF format at:

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Lorillard Inc.'s stock edged 0.29% higher to end Thursday's session at $71.92. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.96 million shares, below its three months average volume of 3.99 million shares. The company's shares fluctuated between $71.67 and $71.97 during the session. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 20.88. Lorillard Inc.'s shares have gained 14.27% since the beginning of 2015. Furthermore, the stock has advanced 1.45% over the last one month and 6.86% in the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Lorillard Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $69.11 is above its 200-day moving average of $64.16. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 63.84. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on LO at:

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On Thursday, shares in Reynolds American Inc. fluctuated between $76.37 and $77.23 before ending the session 1.10% higher at $76.97. The stock reported a trading volume of 2.49 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 2.99 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 13.45. Reynolds American Inc.'s stock has gained 1.84% in the previous three trading sessions, 7.11% in the last three months, and 19.76% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $72.98 and $65.79, respectively. Moreover, shares of Reynolds American Inc. have an RSI of 57.37. The complete research on RAI is available for free at:

http://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=Reynolds%20American&d=15-May-2015&s=RAI

Vector Group Ltd's stock finished Thursday's session 2.32% higher at $22.53. A total of 0.77 million shares were traded, which was above its three months average volume of 0.67 million shares. The stock vacillated between $22.10 and $22.55 during the session. Over the previous three trading sessions and over the last one month, Vector Group Ltd's shares have advanced 1.53% and 2.32%, respectively. Additionally, from the beginning of 2015, the stock has gained 5.73%. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $22.09 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $21.88. Vector Group Ltd's stock traded at a PE ratio of 75.26 and has an RSI of 44.05. Free in depth research on VGR is available at:

http://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=Vector&d=15-May-2015&s=VGR

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