The tobacco industry includes companies that grow, produce, and sell tobacco and related products such as cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Sometimes called sin stocks, tobacco companies are avoided by some investors, including ones who focus on socially responsible investing. The biggest tobacco companies include Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) and Altria Group Inc. (MO), both of which sell products with dominant brand names. But tobacco stocks as a group have lagged the broader market. The benchmark MSCI All Country World Index Tobacco has posted a 1-year trailing total return of 3.9% compared with the Russell 1000’s total return of 13.8% as of September 18.
Here are the top 3 tobacco stocks with best value, growth, and most momentum. All statistics below 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) ratio. 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 generated.
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