Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO)

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Telecoms Liven Up Short Interest in Big Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the first two weeks of March is out, and the results among the top high-yield safe dividend stocks are mixed. The biggest changes took place ...
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Four Defensive Stocks for Cautious Investors

Investors have to start asking themselves if it is time to start getting defensive. The stock market keeps hitting new highs, only to sell off. Uncertainty in China and Russia ...
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Top High-Yield Analyst Stocks With the Most Upside Potential

Stocks with solid yields may be a perfect fit for this current market volatility. Dividend-paying stocks are perceived by many as defensive in nature, and many reside in what are ...
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Altria Gets Smoking Upgrade From S&P

It seems as though the U.S. cigarette business may not be on the way out any time soon. Standard & Poor's has upgraded Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) to a ...
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Short Interest Generally Wanes in High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the final two weeks of February is out, and the results are somewhat surprising when it comes to the top high-yield safe dividends out there. ...
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Tobacco Merger May Be Right for Your Money … and Dividends

Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO) had an impressive Tuesday trading session on reports that Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) was interested in buying the company. The merger would consolidate the pure-play ...
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CVS Pharmacies Snuff Out Cigarette Sales

Drug store operator and health benefits management company CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS) said Wednesday morning that it would stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its 7,600 U.S. ...
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Altria Continues to Play Catch Up in e-Cigarettes

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) has decided that it better continue playing catch up in the trend of moving towards e-cigarettes. The company's Nu Mark subsidiary announced on Monday morning that ...
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Altria Earnings, Revenues on the Light Side

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results before markets opened Thursday morning. For the quarter, the tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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Will Pfizer Stop-Smoking Pill Hurt Tobacco Giants?

It is not unusual for approved drugs to receive ongoing study tests over safety and efficacy. That is the case for Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and its stop-smoking drug Chantix. ...
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Big Short Interest Changes in High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the end of November is out, and the results are somewhat surprising when it comes to the top high-yield safe dividends out there. Some of the ...
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Short Sellers Made Big Changes in High-Yield Dividend Stocks

We have now seen the short interest reports from the October 31 settlement date and have compared them to the October 15 settlement date. This is important because it reflects ...
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Short Sellers Abandoning Bets Against High-Yield Defensive Dividend Stocks

We have seen the short interest reports for the October 15 settlement date. It turns out that short sellers have been getting out of the way of the bull market ...
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The Top 14 Earnings to Watch This Week

The S&P 500 Index is hitting all-time highs and we are now deep into earnings season. This week will mark the second week of the earnings floodgates being open. 24/7 ...
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High-Yield Dividend Stocks Face Rising Short Interest

Short sellers have increased their bets against the stable high-dividend stocks that are in most Americans' retirement accounts and mutual funds. The end-of-September short interest saw year highs in a ...
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