Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO)

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Higher Cigarette Pricing Drives Altria Earnings Higher

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 on revenues of $4.16 billion, ...
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What to Watch For in Altria Earnings

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) will report its third-quarter earnings Thursday before the U.S. markets open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.68 in earnings per share and $4.73 billion ...
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Cowen’s Sell-Off Shopping List Loaded With Stocks With Huge Upside Potential

As we mentioned last week, when the market sells off hard, the top firms on Wall Street usually circle the wagons and ask the analysts to come up with their ...
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The Flush: When Defensive Stocks Are Not Safe Either

That 10% market correction that investors have been calling for and predicting (and sometimes hoping for) may finally be close to fruition. This week has been the first time that ...
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Short Sellers Getting Smart in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the September 30 settlement date is out, and we have decided to look at what is happening in the short interest of the go-to high-dividend ...
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Should Apple Buy McDonald’s?

Carl Icahn continues to press Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to use its $133 billion in cash to buy back its shares. Based on the company's market cap, it could retire ...
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Top 10% of Drinkers Consume More Than 50% of All Alcoholic Beverages

Alcohol consumption in the United States is not democratic. Among adults aged 18 and older, 30% don’t drink any alcohol at all. Another 30% consumes less than one drink per ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altria, Celldex, Linkedin, Nike, Seadrill, Verizon and More

Stocks were trying to hold positive ground on Friday morning after a huge sell-off on Thursday. Investors still seem eager and willing to look for value and overlooked stocks for ...
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Short Sellers Run for Cover in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the September 15 settlement date are out, and we have decided to look at what is happening in the short interest of the go-to high-dividend ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the August 29 settlement date is out, and we have decided to look at what is happening in the short interest of the go-to high-dividend ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altria, BofA, FireEye, Ford, J.P. Morgan, Linn Energy and More

Stocks were indicated to have a soft open on Monday. The U.S. equity market is at all-time highs and investors still remain optimistic about the U.S. recovery and are looking ...
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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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