|Daily Range||$48.61 - $49.04|
|52-Week Range||$43.51 - $57.07|
|Dividend (Yield)||$0.00 (2.0%)|
|Average Daily Volume||62,251|
|Current FY EPS||$2.37|
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In comparison with Altria and Reynolds American, Lorillard is not diversified and this could be an issue as the number of cigarettes sold within the US continues to decline.
Altria has been a good dividend stock among the big tobacco companies. The company's expanding gross margin has helped it offset declining cigarette sales, and it remains a great investment in 2014.
Altria's holding in SABMiller is worth more than it appears and investors are seriously undervaluing the opportunity on offer here.
Universal Corp just released a great set of fourth-quarter results. Meanwhile, the results of peers Altria and Philip Morris were not as impressive.
Beer has been a drag on Diageo's growth, and management says it has not yet been able to "crack the beer code." With valuable brands Guinness, Harp, and Red Stripe in its portfolio, is it time for Diageo to solicit interest from A-B InBev or SAB Miller?
Altria is struggling for growth as cigarette consumption within the United States falls. Will it acquire Constellation Brands to survive?
Altria, Diageo, and Las Vegas Sands may be considered sin stocks by some, but their historic performances and opportunities for growth are hard to find elsewhere.
SABMiller sinks or swims on the income and consumption growth in emerging markets.
The brewer has more holes to plug following its acquisition of Oriental Brewing.