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Altria Group's 2018 Dividend And Earnings Projection (Impacts From Tax Cuts And Jobs Act)

8h seekingalpha
Upon passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the U.S. corporate tax rate (regarding C-Corps.) was reduced from 35% to 21% which began on 1/1/2018. (7-0)

Reality of Nicotine Reform Provides Long-Lasting Tailwinds for 22nd Century Group

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SANTA MONICA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 17, 2018 / In 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said nicotine was a drug and it had the authority to regulate its use in cigarettes and other tobacco products. The U.S. Court of Appeals didn't agree, ruling that the agency needed the green light from Congress to do so. In 2009, Congress gave the FDA that power under the Tobacco Control Act. This past July, the FDA, under the guidance of newly-appointed Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, took its biggest step ever to throttle nicotine addiction and lower the burden of tobacco-related death and disease, declaring it wants to slash the legal amount of nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels. (2-0)

It’s Groundhog Week for European Stocks - Bloomberg

2018-01-12 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (146-0)

Philip Morris: Is It Time To Quit?

2018-01-11 seekingalpha
At the beginning of the New Year, Philip Morris (PM) made the announcement that they were quitting smoking. However, they are not giving up tobacco. The company is trying to switch from the traditional combustion cigarette to the more modern 'vaping'. The purpose of this is to catch health trends that continue to gain traction and help combat its decreasing cigarette volume. While this initiative may be a great social justice, is this a good, long-term move for the company? (2-0)

Tien Wah Press sells printing assets

KUALA LUMPUR: Tien Wah Press Holding Bhd (TWP) has proposed to sell its printing assets in Malaysia to executive chairman and major shareholder for RM1.29mil cash, as the company shifts production volume to Vietnam and Indonesia. (6-0)

Cigarette giant BAT's earnings to get extra puff from Trump's tax plans

Cigarette giant British American Tobacco is expecting a fillip to its earnings on the back of US president Donald Trump’s tax overhaul. (2-0)

As people in Japan smoke less, Japan Tobacco’s new CEO looks abroad for growth

The 52-year-old started off 2018 by taking the helm of the world’s third-largest tobacco company. While the view from his new Tokyo office may be different than the one from his previous stint at the international unit in Switzerland, the obstacles the company faces will look familiar to the 28-year veteran: tighter global regulations, slowing cigarette demand and competition to offer high-tech smoking devices. (5-0)

New CEO of Japan Tobacco Looks Abroad in Hunt for Growth - Bloomberg

2018-01-04 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (5-0)

Global M&As dip in 2017 on geopolitical uncertainty and China losing steam

2018-01-04 scmp
Transaction value slid 3.2 per cent to US$3.15t last year, says Mergermarket, with China outbound deals down 36.2 per cent (4-0)

Kantar’s Arabinda Ghosh joins Dentsu X as chief strategy officer

2018-01-02 livemint
New Delhi: Dentsu X, the media planning arm of Dentsu Aegis Network, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Arabinda Ghosh as chief strategy officer. (16-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Innovative Industrial Properties, Constellation Brands, Boston Beer, British American Tobacco and Las Vegas Sands

2017-12-29 zacks
Chicago, IL – Dec 29, 2017 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Innovative Industrial Properties Inc (IIPR - Free Report) , Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ - Free Report) , Boston Beer Company Inc (SAM - Free Report) , British American Tobacco PLC (BTI - Free Report) and Las Vegas Sands Corp. (94-0)

Yummy, Yummy: DineEquity Serves It Up With All The Fixins

2017-12-29 seekingalpha
This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, Retirement: One Dividend At A Time. (109-0)

Could There Be Much Upside Left in Altria Stock?

2017-12-28 marketrealist
As of December 27, 2017, Altria Group (MO) stock was trading at $72.43, which represents 13.5% growth since the announcement of its 3Q17 earnings on October 26, 2017. However, the stock price is still 7.4% lower than its 52-week high of $77.79, which was reached on June 20, 2017. (8-0)

Market report: Copper hits four-year high as miners lift FTSE 100 to record close

Copper prices extended their longest winning streak to a 10th day to send London’s mega miners to the top of the FTSE 100 for a second straight day. (47-0)

5 Best Sinfully Good Stocks to Buy Ahead of 2018

2017-12-28 zacks
Does morality matter to you? If yes, then you may abhor the idea of putting money into “sin stocks” that are into activities considered unethical. However, products or services in this space are relatively inelastic, and business is recession-proof. The very nature of their business ensures a steady stream of consumers irrespective of market conditions, which eventually lead to higher margins and solid profits. (83-0)