Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) fell 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 trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $21.83.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on VGR. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vector Group in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vector Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd.

The company has a market capitalization of $2.67 billion and a PE ratio of 41.50. The company has a 50 day moving average of $22.13 and a 200-day moving average of $22.07.

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

An institutional investor recently raised its position 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 fund owned 136,261 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 91,811 shares during the period. Russell Frank Co owned 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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