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Brokerages Expect Reynolds American, Inc

20 April 2017, 05:36 | Todd Saunders

It is a stock that pays a consistent, reliable and competitive dividend and one that can expected to continue paying for years to come. Calamos Advisors LLC's holdings in Reynolds American were worth $2,246,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Compagnie Lombard Odier SCmA boosted its stake in Reynolds American by 30.7% in the third quarter. The company has price-to-sale ratio of 2.46 in last 12-month period and its price to book ratio was registered at 1.98 in most recent quarter.

The simple 20 day moving average for Reynolds American Inc.is 1.52% and the simple 200-day moving average is at 18.34%. SRB Corp now owns 3,104 shares of the company's stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 292 shares during the period. (RAI) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that Reynolds American Inc. Trust Co. of Vermont raised its stake in Reynolds American by 54.7% in the third quarter.

"Our dividend and overall shareholder value proposition are supported by an outstanding portfolio of state-regulated electric and gas utilities", said Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning. Sowell Financial Services LLC bought a new stake in Reynolds American during the fourth quarter valued at about $128,000. 4204541 shares were traded on Reynolds American Inc's last session. (NYSE:RAI) opened at 63.78 on Wednesday. The stock appeared -8.32% below its 52-week highs and is down -1.24 % for the last five trades.

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) has a market capitalization of 91.39 Billion.

RAI has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 15.08, Forward P/E of 22.51, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 44.52 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $3.19 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.16 billion. Reynolds American had a return on equity of 15.40% and a net margin of 48.57%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago. During the same period past year, the company posted $0.48 EPS.

Reynolds American Inc was downgraded to " by analysts at Jefferies.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 10th were given a $0.51 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 8th.

02/13/2017 - Reynolds American Inc was downgraded to " by analysts at RBC Capital.

The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $2.04 and an annual Dividend Yield of 3.19 Percent. Reynolds American's dividend payout ratio is presently 43.29%.

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01/18/2017 - Reynolds American Inc was downgraded to " by analysts at Citigroup. "(RAI)" was reported by BBNS and is the sole property of of BBNS. If you are accessing this report on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US and worldwide trademark and copyright laws. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in Reynolds American by 183.7% in the first quarter.

RAI has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada set a $54.00 target price on Reynolds American and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, January 2nd.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is the second-largest USA tobacco company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Reynolds American from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 17th. The forecast of 3 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. They now have a United States dollars 50 price target on the stock.

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