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Analysts’ Recommendations for MO, PM, and RAI

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Analysts’ recommendations

Stock prices generally move in tandem with analysts’ recommendations. As analysts raise their target prices for the next 12 months, stock share prices might also increase and vice versa. In this part, we’ll discuss analysts’ revised estimates and recommendations for tobacco companies after the company’s 4Q16 results.

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Altria Group

Of the 13 analysts that follow Altria Group (MO), 38.5% recommended a “buy,” 53.8% recommended a “hold,” and 7.7% recommended a “sell.” In the next 12 months, analysts expect the company’s stock price to reach $72.91—a fall of 0.1% from its current levels.

Philip Morris International

Of the 17 analysts that follow Philip Morris International (PM), 47.1% recommended a “buy,” 47.1% recommended a “hold,” and 5.9% recommended a “sell” option. In the next 12 months, analysts expect the company’s stock price to touch $113.29—a fall of 0.1% from its current levels.

Reynolds American

Of the ten analysts that follow Reynolds American (RAI), 20% recommended a “buy” and 80% recommended a “hold.” None of the analysts recommended a “sell.” In the next 12 months, analysts expect the company’s stock price to touch $59.26—a fall of 5.8% from its current levels.

A stock price that’s higher than the target price doesn’t mean an automatic “sell.” Before investing, you should carefully analyze the various metrics we covered in this series.

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