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Best Performing Tobacco Stocks of 2020

Updated Aug 5, 2020
Tobacco has been used as a casual recreational item for centuries. Inspite of all its ill-effects on one's health, and on those around them, it has remained a hot favorite for a quick break since centuries. Since tobacco grows in a moist and warm climate, it can be produced anywhere across the globe except for polar regions. It makes tobacco an easy agriculture produce, allowing cheap mode of recreation. Tobacco is consumed orally with certain other ingredients to make it edible, or it is used in smoke form through cigarettes, cigars, pipes or hukkahs.
Hundreds of large and small companies and small-scale units are engaged in the cultivation, harvesting, collection, channeling and distribution of tobacco produce, as well as in the preparation for marketing, sale, shipping, advertisement, and distribution of the end tobacco and tobacco-linked products. Both legal and illegal businesses have flourished in the stream of tobacco, and today one can easily find lots of tobacco-based companies which are privately or publicly owned.
However, stocks of such tobacco companies do face problems of limited investor interests, risks of a highly regulated business, and problems of health regulations.
Among the various Tobacco companies whose stocks are listed on stock exchanges, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Tobacco stocks?
This article provides a list of Tobacco stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2020 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Tobacco stocks between the end of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Tobacco stocks are listed below.
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Top Tobacco Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Tobacco sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Turning Point Brands, Inc. (TPB) 2) Philip Morris International Inc (PM) 3) Altria Group Inc (MO) 4) British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI)
 5) Universal Corporation (UVV) 6) Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) 7) Pyxus International, Inc. (PYX)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 7 Tobacco stocks with sorting features in a tabular format.
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Performance of Top Tobacco Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Turning Point Brands

Turning Point Brands, Inc., incorporated on January 28, 2004, is an independent provider of Other Tobacco Products (OTP) in the United States. The Company operates in three segments smokeless products, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Turning Point Brands.
The Kentucky, KY-headquartered company Turning Point Brands, Inc. (TPB) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Tobacco of 2020. The Consumer Non-Durables sector business falls under the Tobacco industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Turning Point Brands has changed by 10.56 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $28.6 per share and year-to-date closing price of $31.62 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $562.34 million to $607.8 million during the same period. Along with Tobacco, the company is also in the business of Consumer Non-Durables, Consumer Defensive, Cannabis, Marijuana, among other usual products and services. Turning Point Brands continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Philip Morris International

Philip Morris International Inc., incorporated on January 4, 2007, is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, other tobacco products and other nicotine-containing ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Philip Morris International.
During the given months of the year 2020, Philip Morris International Inc (PM) was successful in generating YTD returns of -9.55 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the New York, NY-based Philip Morris International closed at a price of $85.09 per share, while it traded at a price of $76.96 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $132.39 billion to $119.85 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Consumer Non-Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Farming Seeds and Milling sector business.

Altria

Altria Group, Inc., incorporated on August 27, 2009, is a holding company. The Companys segments include smokeable products, smokeless products and wine. The Companys subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA Inc. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Altria.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Altria Group Inc (MO) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, the Consumer Non-Durables sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Farming Seeds and Milling. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Altria has so far gained -16.53 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $49.91 per share and year-to-date price of $41.66 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $93.24 billion to $77.42 billion. The stock of Altria continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco p.l.c., incorporated on July 23, 1997, is a tobacco and next generation products company. The Companys tobacco product range includes cigarettes, fine cut (roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco) ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of British American Tobacco.
At number four in the list of top stocks stands British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $42.46 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $33.58 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. It translates to a change of -20.91 percentage. The United Kingdom-headquartered Consumer Non-Durables sector company also saw its market value change from $97.79 billion to $76.07 billion.

Universal

Universal Corporation, incorporated on June 8, 1992, is a leaf tobacco supplier. The Company is engaged in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Universal.
Universal Corporation (UVV) has moved by -24.11 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number five among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $57.06 apiece to the price of $43.3 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020. The smart run of the Virginia, VA-based Farming Seeds and Milling sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $1.42 billion to $1.06 billion over the same duration. Universal is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Vector

Vector Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes in the United States. It operates through Tobacco, E-Cigarettes, and Real Estate segments. The company produces cigarette ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Vector.
Vector (VGR) generated percentage returns of -31.67 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $13.39 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $9.15 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1.98 billion to $1.41 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Non-Durables speciality business with further classification in the Farming Seeds and Milling sub-category. Based in Florida, FL, the YTD performance of the Tobacco sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Pyxus International

Pyxus International, Inc., an agricultural company, engages in the provision of various agricultural products, ingredients, and services to businesses and customers. It offers products in the leaf tobacco, e-li ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Pyxus International.
The Morrisville, NC-based Pyxus International, Inc. (PYX) belongs to the Consumer Defensive sector and is categorized as a Consumer Defensive company. The stock of Pyxus International ended the previous year at a price of $8.94 per share. As of Aug 5, 2020, the stock price has reached $2.91 apiece, which indicates a change of -67.45 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Tobacco for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $81.94 million. It has now changed to $26.71 million as of writing. Pyxus International continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
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