Monday, June 02, 2008

Highest Yielding Cigarette Stocks

Are you looking for a stock that is recession proof, generates worldwide sales, and pays a high yield, you may be just looking for a cigarette stock. About 5.5 trillion cigarettes are produced annually and smoked by over one sixth of the world's population. Here are some cigarette companies that have dividends that are smokin'.

Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) is a Florida based company that has numerous brands of cigarettes of Liggett, Grand Prix, Eve, Pyramid, USA and nicotine-free Quest. The stock has a PE of 17.576 a PEG of 1.54 , and pays a yield of 9 %.

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) makes and markets cigarettes and other tobacco products including the Camel, Kool, Pall Mall, Doral, Winston, Salem, Misty, Capri, Dunhill, State Express 555, and Natural American Spirit brands. The stock has a PE of 10.901 a PEG of 1.99 , and pays a yield of 6.2 %.

Altria Group Inc. (MO) is a Virginia based company that makes and markets cigarettes, cigars, and beer. It is the largest cigarette company by market cap in the US. The stock has a PE of 4.969 a PEG of 1.33 , and pays a yield of 5.2 %.

British American Tobacco plc (BTI) is a London based company that markets cigarettes and cigars under the Dunhill, Kent, Kool, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Vogue, Viceroy, and Peter Stuyvesant brands. It is one of the largest cigarette companies in the world by market cap. The stock has a PE of 17.287 a PEG of 1.31 , and pays a yield of 4.8 %.

Carolina Group (CG) is a New York based manufacturer and marketer of cigarettes under the Kent, Newport, Maverick, True, and Old Gold brand names The stock has a PE of 15.077 a PEG of 1.76 , and pays a yield of 2.5 %.

If you like high yield stocks, you might want to consider REITs, electric utilities, monthly dividend stocks, Canadian income trusts, and high yield U.S. income partnerships.

Author does not own any of the above.

By Fred Fuld at

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