Lorillard Ranks the Highest in Terms of Sales per Share in the Tobacco Industry (LO, AOI, PM)

Below are the three companies in the Tobacco industry with the highest sales per share. Sales per share is a valuable metric in comparing relative value for companies in the same industry.

Lorillard is highest with sales per share of $29.43. Lorillard, Inc. manufactures and sells cigarettes. The Company produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market for sale to distributors and retailers in the United States. Yesterday, Lorillard traded 3.0 million shares vs. average volume of 1.8 million shares per day. The stock underperformed the Dow (2.2% to the Dow’s 3.0%) and underperformed the S&P 500 (2.2% to the S&P’s 3.4%) during yesterday’s trading.

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Following is Alliance One International with sales per share of $22.50.

Potential upside of 112.8% exists for Alliance One International, based on a current level of $2.35 and analysts’ average consensus price target of $5.00. Alliance One International shares should first meet resistance at the 50-day moving average (MA) of $2.92 and find additional resistance at the 200-day MA of $3.52.

Finishing up the top three is Philip Morris, with sales per share of $15.96.

Philip Morris share prices have moved between a 52-week high of $72.74 and a 52-week low of $55.85 and closed yesterday at 18% above that low price at $66.05 per share. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.2% while the 50-day MA has declined 0.6%.

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