Archford Capital Strategies Lowers stake in Reynolds American (RAI)

Reynolds American (RAI) : Archford Capital Strategies reduced its stake in Reynolds American by 0.38% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 45,994 shares of Reynolds American which is valued at $2,341,095 after selling 175 shares in Reynolds American , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 10, 2016.Reynolds American makes up approximately 1.12% of Archford Capital Strategies’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Blackrock Advisors reduced its stake in RAI by selling 781,682 shares or 16.28% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,021,227 shares of RAI which is valued at $204,680,454. Reynolds American makes up approx 0.22% of Blackrock Advisors’s portfolio.Exane Derivatives boosted its stake in RAI in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 151,328 additional shares and now holds a total of 268,445 shares of Reynolds American which is valued at $13,384,668. Reynolds American makes up approx 2.39% of Exane Derivatives’s portfolio.Mcf Advisors boosted its stake in RAI in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 7 additional shares and now holds a total of 861 shares of Reynolds American which is valued at $42,929. Reynolds American makes up approx 0.01% of Mcf Advisors’s portfolio.Quadrant Capital Group reduced its stake in RAI by selling 457 shares or 14.36% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,725 shares of RAI which is valued at $135,160. Reynolds American makes up approx 0.08% of Quadrant Capital Group’s portfolio.Curian Capital reduced its stake in RAI by selling 33,344 shares or 65.51% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 17,558 shares of RAI which is valued at $870,877. Reynolds American makes up approx 0.06% of Curian Capital’s portfolio.

Reynolds American opened for trading at $50.82 and hit $51.29 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $51.2, with a gain of 0.59% or 0.3 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 23,29,668 shares. Company has a market cap of $73,080 M.

On the company’s financial health, Reynolds American reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.50. The company had revenue of $2917.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2936.11 million. The company’s revenue was up 41.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.86 EPS.

Investors should note that on May 5, 2016, Reynolds American announced a cash dividend of $0.4200. The company’s management has announced Jun 8, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Jun 10, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Jul 1, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Reynolds American. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Mar 10, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 57 from a previous price target of $53 .

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) is a holding company. The Company operates through three segments: RJR Tobacco American Snuff and Santa Fe. The RJR Tobacco segment consists principally of the primary operations of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The American Snuff segment consists of the primary operations of American Snuff Co. The Santa Fe segment consists of the domestic operations of Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc. (SFNTC). The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries include R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company American Snuff Company LLC (American Snuff Co.) Lorillard Inc. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc. (SFNTC) R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company (RJR Vapor) Niconovum USA Inc. and Niconovum AB.

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