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Relatively Low Earnings Yield Detected in Shares of Vector Group in the Tobacco Industry (VGR, MO, PM, RAI, UVV)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Tobacco industry with the lowest earnings yields. Earnings yield is useful to compare the relative benefit of owning a stock vs. owning other yield assets such as bonds. If the earnings yield is higher, stocks may be considered undervalued.

Vector Group ranks lowest with a an earnings yield of 1.9%. Following is Altria Group with a an earnings yield of 4.4%. Philip Morris ranks third lowest with a an earnings yield of 4.7%.

Reynolds American follows with a an earnings yield of 6.2%, and Universal rounds out the bottom five with a an earnings yield of 6.5%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Vector Group on April 7th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $21.73. Since that call, shares of Vector Group have fallen 3.6%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): VGR MO PM RAI UVV