) pushed the Tobacco industry higher today making it today's featured tobacco winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1%. By the end of trading, Philip Morris International rose $1.59 (1.9%) to $87.21 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.6 million shares of Philip Morris International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $86.40-$87.60 after having opened the day at $86.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.62. Other companies within the Tobacco industry that increased today were:
), up 2.1% and
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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 $144.8 billion and is part of the
sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8, equal to the average tobacco industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.
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