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3 Tobacco Stocks to Buy Now

LO, PM, RAI improve in weekly rankings

   

Three Tobacco stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Lorillard (NYSE:LO) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Lorillard produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market for sale to distributors and retailers in the United States. The stock has a dividend yield of 6.2%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LO stock.

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Philip Morris produces, sells, distributes, and markets a wide range of branded cigarettes and tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America. The stock’s dividend yield is 3.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PM stock.

This week, Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Reynolds American manufactures cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RAI stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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