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Altria Earnings Focus on Dividend Payout

Before the opening bell on Friday morning, Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter and full-year earnings. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for earnings per ...
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Can P&G Ever Hedge Its Currency Woes?

Before the markets opened Tuesday morning, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results. The $1.06 in earnings per share (EPS) and $20.2 billion in revenue ...
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What to Expect From Procter & Gamble Earnings

The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) will report its second-quarter earnings Tuesday before the markets open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $1.13 in earnings per share and $20.62 ...
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Paper Makers Rock-Tenn, MeadWestvaco in $16 Billion Merger

Paper and packaging makers Rock-Tenn Co. (NYSE: RKT) and MeadWestvaco Corp. (NYSE: MWV) have signed a definitive combination agreement to create a new company with a new name and combined ...
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Is a Buyer Knocking on Avon’s Door?

Nearly three years ago, Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) turned down an acquisition offer of $23.25 per share from cosmetics house Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY). Only once since then have ...
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Why Activision Blizzard Is on Top Again

Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is known as one of the biggest and most well-known game producers in the world, and Friday morning it continued to add to its legacy. ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Procter & Gamble in 2015

With a bull market that is almost six years old, stocks have risen exponentially from the March 2009 panic selling bottom. In 2014, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 7.5% ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Johnson & Johnson in 2015

The bull market is almost six years old now, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index rose 11.4% in 2014. While those index ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for 3M in 2015

The bull market is now nearing six years old. In 2014 the gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was 7.5% and the gain in the S&P 500 Index ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Nike in 2015

The bull market is now nearly six years old. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index rose by 11.4% in 2014. Those gains are ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Coca-Cola in 2015

With the bull market nearing its sixth year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index rose by 11.4% in 2014. Those gains are not ...
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Pay TV, Airlines Score Worst for Customer Service

When it comes to the products and services consumers love to hate, pay TV, Internet service providers (ISPs) and airlines have little serious competition. Neither the airlines nor the pay-TV ...
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Can Carl Icahn Force Manitowoc to Concede to Activist Pressure?

The year is almost over and Carl Icahn is still making his activist investor moves. His most recent acquisition was a 7.77% stake in Manitowoc Co. Inc. (NYSE: MTW). This ...
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Coffee Price Rises 52%

Coffee has to be among the most widely consumed beverages in America. Over the past year, its price has surged, and it is 52% higher than at the start of ...
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Nike Comes Out on Top of Earnings, Sort Of

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) reported its second-quarter results Thursday after the market close as $0.74 in earnings per share and $7.4 billion in revenue, against Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of ...
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