Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lorillard: Time To Exit


Summary

  • Lorillard and Reynolds American merger approaches FTC decision.
  • Lorillard hit new highs over $70 this week.
  • With a high PE multiple, the downside risk appears to far outweigh any benefits from holding the stock to collect the merger discount.
After years of owning Lorillard (NYSE:LO) and benefiting from high dividends and stock buybacks, the recent stock action presented the opportunity to exit the stock. In addition, the current stock price faces risks from any issues with the Federal Trade Commission blocking the Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) merger or requiring further divestitures beyond those already proposed in the transaction.


Read the full article on Seeking Alpha.


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