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

By Amy Schwartz

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 2.7%. Reynolds American is next with a an earnings yield of 3.5%. Philip Morris ranks third lowest with a an earnings yield of 3.9%.

Altria Group follows with a an earnings yield of 4.2%, and Universal rounds out the bottom five with a an earnings yield of 6.3%.

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Ticker(s): VGR RAI PM MO UVV