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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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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, Schwab, Google, Nasdaq, TripAdvisor, Wells Fargo and More

Stocks were staging a recovery on Monday. Last week showed that all-time highs can come and go. Still, investors are still looking for selective upside in stocks. What is different ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Boeing, Micron, NBG, SanDisk, Marvell and More

It is Wednesday, and stocks are poised for a real breather after hitting new highs in recent days. Investors are getting used to hearing that the market is hitting new ...
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Should Tobacco Dividends Be Lower Than Telecom Dividends?

This past week we could not help noticing how low tobacco dividends have become. The driving force may be a tie-up coming between Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) and Lorillard ...
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Are Tobacco Dividend Yields Getting Too Low for the Risk?

The trend of declining cigarette case volumes has been going on for years, or somewhere around two decades now. As of 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed ...
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Big Tobacco Dividends Come Under FDA E-cigarette Regulation, Maybe

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has come out and proposed to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. What the public needs to know is ...
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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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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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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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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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The Highest-Yielding Dividends That Are Safe to Hold

The number of companies paying dividends in the S&P 500 is at a 15-year high. According to FactSet, just over 80 companies in the index do not pay dividends. Paying ...
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Ten Stocks to Buy Benefiting from the Government Shutdown

The government has decided to shut down, and investors and the public are trying to figure out what all of this really means. Is this good politics or bad? Is ...
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