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Consumer Defensive: Few Values in this Pricey Sector

Market continues to underappreciate tobacco stocks.

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The Morningstar U.S. Consumer Defensive Index gained 5% quarter to date through June 21, in line with the 3% uptick in the broader market (Exhibit 1).

Sector performance has strengthened over the last three months - source: Morningstar Analysts

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Sonia Vora does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.