The tobacco dynamism includes companies that grow, produce, and sell tobacco and related products such as cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Occasionally called sin stocks, tobacco companies are avoided by some investors, including ones who focus on socially responsible providing. The biggest tobacco companies include Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) and Altria Group Inc. (MO), both of which sell offshoots with dominant brand names. But tobacco stocks as a group have lagged the broader market. The benchmark MSCI All Boondocks World Index Tobacco has posted a 1-year trailing total return of 3.9% compared with the Russell 1000’s whole return of 13.8% as of September 18.
Here are the top 3 tobacco stocks with best value, growth, and most momentum. All statistics under are as of September 21.
Best Value Tobacco Stocks
These are the tobacco stocks with the lowest 12-month trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) correspondence. Because profits can be returned to shareholders in the form of dividends and buybacks, a low P/E ratio shows you’re paying less for each dollar of profit sired.
|Best Value Tobacco Stocks|
|Price ($)||Market Cap ($B)||12-Month Trailing P/E Ratio|
|British American Tobacco PLC (BTI)||34.59||79.4||9.9|
|Comprehensive Corp. (UVV)||43.30||1.1||14.1|
|Imperial Brands PLC (IMBBY)||17.84||16.9||15.7|
- British American Tobacco PLC: U.K.-based firm British American Tobacco functions as a holding company. Through subsidiaries, the company makes, markets, and sells cigarettes, cigars, roll-your-own tobacco, and akin products.
- Universal Corp.: Universal is an independent leaf tobacco supplier. The company sells raw tobacco products to industrialists around the world. It also has operations in other areas such as lumber and building materials. On September 8, Unlimited announced plans to acquire Silva International, a provider of dehydrated vegetable, fruit, and herb ingredients, for $170 million in money.
- Imperial Brands PLC: British company Imperial Brands makes and sells cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco works. The company also operates a logistics business.
Tobacco Stocks With the Most Profit Growth or Least Profit Ebb
These are the tobacco stocks with the highest year-over-year (YOY) earnings per share (EPS) growth or lowest EPS decline for the most late quarter. A company’s ability to maintain profitability in a difficult business environment can be a sign of good management and/or a strong traffic model.
|Tobacco Stocks With the Most Profit Growth or Least Profit Decline|
|Price ($)||Market Cap ($B)||EPS Advancement (%)|
|Universal Corp. (UVV)||43.30||1.1||262.5|
|Altria Group Inc. (MO)||39.84||74.0||-2.8|
|Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)||78.08||121.6||-16.1|
- Universal Corp.: See above for guests description.
- Altria Group Inc.: Altria Group is a holding company that, through subsidiaries, primarily sells cigarettes, cigars, volunteer tobacco, and other tobacco products. On September 9, the company reaffirmed its full-year guidance, including YOY adjusted water down EPS gains of 0% to 4%. Altria said that factors such as unemployment and government stimulus related to the COVID-19 pandemic had played its guidance.
- Philip Morris International Inc.: Philip Morris International is a holding company that, through subsidiaries, enables, makes, distributes, and sells branded cigarettes and tobacco products to customers worldwide.
Tobacco Stocks With the Most Force
These are the tobacco stocks that had the highest total return over the last 12 months.