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Five Star Equities

March 05, 2012 08:20 ET

Tobacco Product Stocks Skyrocket -- Star Scientific and Reynolds American on the Upswing

Five Star Equities Provides Equity Research on Star Scientific & Reynolds American

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2012) - Tobacco stocks have been on an incredible run as of late. TickerSpy's Tobacco and Tobacco Products Stock Index (SMOKE) is up nearly 12 percent over the last month -- outperforming the S&P 500 by roughly 8 percent. Despite stricter regulation, the industry continues generating substantial revenues and cash flow. Five Star Equities examines investing opportunities in the tobacco industry and provides equity research on Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGX) and Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE: RAI). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

A recent article from the Financial Times (FT) argues that Tobacco use is still rising -- although the majority of established markets have stalled and approximately four in every five smokers are in developing economies. "Where there is potential for faster growth in emerging markets than in mature, it will be driven by pricing and trading up," Oriel Securities analyst Chris Wickham told FT.

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA) recently issued a report stating that major factors driving emerging market tobacco growth include rising demand for international brands and favorable socio-economic factors.

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GIA also says that regulations and bans across developed markets such as the US have prompted manufacturers to shift their focus in developed markets towards expanding existing smokeless tobacco range offering cigarette consumers an alternative to tobacco.

Star Scientific, Inc. engages in the development, implementation, and licensing of tobacco curing technology that prevents the formation of carcinogenic toxins present in tobacco and tobacco smoke, primarily the tobacco-specific nitrosamines.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarette and other tobacco products in the United States. The company offers cigarettes under the brand names of CAMEL, PALL MALL, WINSTON, KOOL, DORAL, SALEM, MISTY, and CAPRI.

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