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Goldman On Tobacco: Favors Reynolds Over Philip Morris, Altria

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Tobacco fundamentals remain strong, with several tailwinds into 1Q earnings, said Goldman Sachs’ Judy E. Hong. She explained that the tailwinds include:

  1. 10-year yield continues to be low
  2. US cigarette volumes continue to be above-trend
  3. A softer US dollar “providing an abating headwind”

Reynolds American

Analyst Judy Hong reiterated a Buy rating for Reynolds American, Inc. RAI, with a price target of $54. The 1Q16 EPS estimate is maintained at $0.50, which is in-line with consensus.

Although expectations have been revised upwards over recent months, the company is likely to continue to benefit...