3 Tobacco Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 23, 2013 10:30 am

Three Tobacco stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Lorillard (NYSE:LO[2]) 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[3].

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM[4]) 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[5].

This week, Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI[6]) 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[7].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[8].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. LO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LO
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LO
  4. PM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PM
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PM
  6. RAI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RAI
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RAI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RAI
  8. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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