Lorillard "Over the past several years, LO has delivered substantial shareholder returns, driven by industry-leading fundamentals, being a low-cost manufacturer, and a focus on returning cash to shareholders through share repurchases and a substantial and growing dividend," Davenport analysts wrote in a March 26 report. "Going forward, LO expects to continue to deliver double digit shareholder returns over time, defined as adjusted EPS growth plus dividend yield. In order to achieve this objective, LO is focused on executing a three prong strategy." Shares of Lorillard hit a 52-week high Friday of $138.65. The stock's 52-week low of $96.50 was set on June 8. Lorillard's forward P/E is 14.03; the average for tobacco companies is 12.27. Seven of the 13 analysts who cover Lorillard rated it hold. Five analysts gave the stock a buy rating and one rated it sell. TheStreet Ratings gives Lorillard a B grade with a buy rating and $179.10 price target. The stock has risen 21.44% year to date.