There aren’t a huge number of U.S.-listed stocks with a tobacco focus, but these companies still combine to be a force in the global industry.
Tobacco has been a big business in the United States for more than a century. Whether you’re interested in cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, or traditional cigarettes, tobacco stocks have been wildly profitable as well as highly controversial.
There are only a handful of tobacco stocks that trade on major U.S. exchanges, most of which have direct ties to the domestic market for cigarettes and other tobacco products. That’s not to say that foreign competitors outside the U.S. market don’t have influence over the global industry, but because of the difficulty that many investors have in investing directly in stocks whose shares aren’t found on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market, the following nine tobacco stocks are more accessible for the average U.S. investor.
The 9 biggest tobacco stocks on major U.S. exchanges
10-Year Total Return
Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM)
Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI)
Universal Corp. (NYSE:UVV)
Vector Group (NYSE:VGR)
Turning Point Brands (NYSE:TPB)
Standard Diversified (NYSEMKT:SDI)
22nd Century Group (NYSEMKT:XXII)
Pyxus International (NYSE:PYX)