Today's Research on Altria Group, Lorillard, Philip Morris, and Reynolds American

   Today's Research on Altria Group, Lorillard, Philip Morris, and Reynolds
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LONDON, March 12, 2013

LONDON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

While demand for consumer goods is generally stable even in challenging
macroeconomic environment like the one experienced in 2012, tobacco companies
such as Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO), Philip Morris
International Inc. (NYSE: PM) and Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) have been
facing increasing margin pressure due to rising commodity costs. Several
tobacco companies have announced cost-cutting measures to offset rising
commodity costs. On Monday, consumer goods stocks ended mostly higher,
tracking gains in the broad market. StockCall professionals have completed
their technical analysis on MO, LO, PM, and RAI and these free reports are
accessible by registering at

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Shares of Altria Group Inc. rose in Monday's trading session, closing 0.76%
higher at $34.26 on above average volume of 37.70 million. The cigarette
maker's shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $34.30.
Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 10%, outperforming the broad
market. Altria currently has a dividend yield of 5.14%. The stock trades on a
P/E multiple of 16.63. Its shares recently fell sharply after failing to break
through $35.50 resistance level. The stock rebounded after finding support at
around $33.50. Recent volume activity suggests that market sentiment has
turned bullish on the stock. Sign up for the free technical research on MO at

http://www.StockCall.com/MO031213.pdf

Shares of Lorillard Inc. slipped in Monday's trading session. The stock closed
0.54% lower at $38.41 on volume of 2.67 million. Lorillard's shares have
struggled so far this year. Year-to-date, the stock has fallen 0.1%, even as
the broad market gained more than 9%. The company's shares currently trade on
a P/E multiple of 13.67 and have a dividend yield of 5.73%. Its shares fell
sharply last month after failing to break through $42 resistance level. The
stock has found support at around $38. It is currently trading below its
50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's MACD is also trading below the
signal line and the zero-line. Be sure to read our latest technical research
on LO by registering at

http://www.StockCall.com/LO031213.pdf

Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc. edged higher on Monday; however,
the gains were limited. The stock closed 0.11% higher at $91.21 on volume of
3.25 million. The cigarette giant's shares have had an excellent run so far
this year, gaining more than 9%. The stock currently has a dividend yield of
3.73%. Phillip Morris shares are currently facing stiff resistance at around
$93. The stock has support at around $91. It is currently trading well above
its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Sign up and read the complimentary
report on PM at

http://www.StockCall.com/PM031213.pdf

Shares of Reynolds American Inc. also edged higher in Monday's trading
session. The stock closed 0.63% higher at $43.39 on volume of 1.89 million.
Year-to-date, the stock has gained nearly 6%. The company's shares are
currently trading close to $44 resistance level. The stock is trading above
its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is a bullish signal. Reynolds
American's shares have a 52-week high of $46.93. The stock currently has a
dividend yield of 5.44%, and it has a P/E multiple of 19.37. The free report
on RAI can be downloaded by signing up now at

http://www.StockCall.com/RAI031213.pdf

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