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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of Universal in the Tobacco Industry (UVV, RAI, MO, AOI, VGR)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Tobacco industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

Universal ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 24.7%. Reynolds American is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 49.2%. Altria Group ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 81.6%.

Alliance One International follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 85.9%, and Vector Group rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 106.8%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Vector Group on September 30th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $21.63. Since that call, shares of Vector Group have fallen 6.4%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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