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E-Cigarettes Under Attack by World Health Organization

If the tobacco industry thought it had solved all its legal problems with the introduction of electronic cigarettes, the industry is very likely rethinking its original conclusion. While some of ...
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Short Interest Swings in High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data are out for the August 15 settlement date. 24/7 Wall St. reviews the higher-yield defensive dividend stocks for a sense of what short sellers may be ...
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10 Fresh Higher Dividends and Buybacks That Should Not Be Overlooked

The trend has been around for years: companies reward their shareholders by paying out dividends or buying back stock. Some companies do both. But what stands out the most is ...
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Altria Dividend Hike Brings Telecom Yield Ambitions

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) is at it again with a dividend hike. The news looks great on the surface. However, we are still a bit shocked at how little ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data is out for the July 31 settlement date. We often review the higher-yield defensive dividend stocks for a barometer of what short sellers may be thinking. ...
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Are E-Cigarettes Just as Harmful as Tobacco?

The scientific journal Addiction has reviewed the available research on the use, contents and safety of e-cigarettes and determined that they likely are much less harmful to users or bystanders ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the July 15 settlement date is out and we have compared the defensive dividend stocks, aside of utilities, to what has happened since the June ...
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Altria Earnings Unimpressive Without Buyback

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.65 on revenues of $4.57 billion, ...
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America’s 10 Fastest Shrinking Companies

Equity markets have been extremely strong in the past few years. Most of America’s largest companies have managed to increase revenue, profitability, and shareholder distributions, sending their share prices to ...
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Philip Morris Cigarette Shipments Fall 3.5%, Profits Tumble 13%

Inc. (NYSE: PM) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened on Thursday. The tobacco products firm posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.41 on revenue of ...
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What Does Lorillard Deal Mean for Philip Morris?

Tuesday morning's announcement of the $27.4 billion acquisition by Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) of follow tobacco products maker Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO) did not light up investors' spirits. Shares ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Altria, Gap, Qualcomm, Shell, P&G and More

Stocks were trying to stage a small recovery on Friday morning, after what has been a difficult week for the stock market after the prior week's all-time highs. Investors are ...
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Short Sellers Get Aggressive in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the June 30 settlement date is out, and there were selectively an increasing number of shares short in our go-to list of defensive high-yield stocks ...
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Short Interest Screams Higher in Defensive High-Yield Stocks

The short interest data for the first two weeks of June has been released. The results show that short interest was higher in almost all our go-to list of defensive ...
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Four Stocks That Can Hold Up Well in a Big Market Sell-Off

Every indicator tracked on Wall Street says the market is expensive, very expensive. The only legitimate reason to keep buying stock at these levels is a good one: It's a ...
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