Background: Philip Morris is the leading international tobacco company, with products sold in over 160 countries. They own seven of the top 15 brands in the world and have a strong mix of international and local products that seek to appeal to a wide array of adult smokers. Philip Morris trades an average of 3.9 million shares per day with a marketcap of $154.7 billion.
52-Week Range: $60.45 to $93.15Yield: 3.34% One of the cardinal requirements for a stock to make my cut is to have an uptrending chart. This bullish chart shows a steady climb with occasional share-adding dips. The mean fiscal year estimate price-to-earnings ratio is 17.8, based on earnings of $5.18 per share this year. Shareholders receive $3.08 annually in dividend payments. The yield based on a recent price is 3.34%. In the last three years, the average dividend paid per year was $2.50 per share. The last reported short interest is tiny. Short interest is 1.1%, which is little more than a rounding error for some companies. PM Dividend data by YCharts