|Day's range||71.69 - 72.35|
|52-week range||60.82 - 77.79|
|PE ratio (TTM)||9.71|
|Dividend & yield||2.44 (3.38%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
The tobacco stocks belong to the broader Consumer Staples sector and the second-quarter earnings' numbers for the sector looks decent.
In 2Q17, Philip Morris's cost of goods sold increased from 35.6% to 36.4% due to an unfavorable cost comparison in 2Q16.
Income investors who are living off the money their portfolios generate don't just want consistency -- they want steady payout growth. Lowe's, Johnson & Johnson, and Altria offer both.