) pushed the Tobacco industry lower today making it today's featured Tobacco laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3%. By the end of trading, Philip Morris International fell 80 cents (-0.9%) to $86.89 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.4 million shares of Philip Morris International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $86.83-$88.07 after having opened the day at $87.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.69. Another company within the Tobacco industry that decreased today was
), down 4.8%.
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Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products. Philip Morris International has a market cap of $151.61 billion and is part of the
sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, above the average tobacco industry P/E ratio of 17.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Philip Morris International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Philip Morris International as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
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