Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Philip Morris International ( PM) pushed the Tobacco industry higher today making it today's featured tobacco winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 2.5%. By the end of trading, Philip Morris International rose $2.14 (2.7%) to $80.25 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 8,625,303 shares of Philip Morris International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,744,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $78.17-$80.29 after having opened the day at $78.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.11. Other companies within the Tobacco industry that increased today were: Universal Corporation ( UVV), up 7.7% and Lorillard ( LO), up 2.3%.
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