Shares of Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) traded down 0.7% on Monday . The company traded as low as $21.63 and last traded at $21.67, with a volume of 211,558 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $21.83.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vector Group in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vector Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, June 30th.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $22.13 and a 200 day moving average price of $22.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.68 billion and a PE ratio of 41.71.

Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.02. The business earned $438.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $430.70 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.18 earnings per share. Vector Group’s quarterly revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Vector Group Ltd. will post $0.71 EPS for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Vector Group stock. Russell Frank Co boosted its position in shares of Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) by 206.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 136,261 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 91,811 shares during the period. Russell Frank Co owned approximately 0.11% of Vector Group worth $3,260,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Vector Group Ltd. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States through its Liggett Group LLC (Liggett) and Vector Tobacco Inc (Vector Tobacco) subsidiaries; the sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in the United States through its Zoom E-Cigs LLC (Zoom) subsidiary, and the real estate business through its New Valley LLC subsidiary, which is seeking to acquire or invest in additional real estate properties or projects.

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