Aviance Capital Partners buys $3,920,488 stake in Reynolds American (RAI)

Reynolds American (RAI) : Aviance Capital Partners scooped up 11,131 additional shares in Reynolds American during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 11, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 77,480 shares of Reynolds American which is valued at $3,920,488.Reynolds American makes up approximately 1.38% of Aviance Capital Partners’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , National Pension Service boosted its stake in RAI in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 39,901 additional shares and now holds a total of 508,906 shares of Reynolds American which is valued at $25,750,644. Reynolds American makes up approx 0.22% of National Pension Service’s portfolio.Jackson Grant Investment Advisers boosted its stake in RAI in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 25 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,198 shares of Reynolds American which is valued at $156,446. Reynolds American makes up approx 0.13% of Jackson Grant Investment Advisers’s portfolio.Exane Derivatives reduced its stake in RAI by selling 9,561 shares or 3.56% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 258,884 shares of RAI which is valued at $12,775,925. Reynolds American makes up approx 2.09% of Exane Derivatives’s portfolio.Bollard Group boosted its stake in RAI in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,542 additional shares and now holds a total of 217,224 shares of Reynolds American which is valued at $11,358,643. Reynolds American makes up approx 0.76% of Bollard Group’s portfolio.

Reynolds American opened for trading at $50.78 and hit $50.95 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $50.82, with a gain of 0.32% or 0.16 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 36,71,649 shares. Company has a market cap of $72,537 M.

On the company’s financial health, Reynolds American reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.03 based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.61. The company had revenue of $3195.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3259.13 million. The company’s revenue was up 33.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.02 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Reynolds American. UBS Initiated Reynolds American on Aug 25, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $52.Reynolds American was Upgraded by CLSA to ” Outperform” on Aug 8, 2016. Berenberg Initiated Reynolds American on Jun 14, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $54.

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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