3. As of noon trading, Lorillard ( LO) is down $0.83 (-2.1%) to $38.67 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Lorillard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.46-$39.44 after having opened the day at $39.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.50.

Lorillard, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes in the United States. It markets approximately 43 product offerings in various brand names, including Newport, Kent, True, Maverick, and Old Gold. Lorillard has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Lorillard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lorillard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Lorillard Ratings Report now.

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