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Breakfast briefing: Tuesday, October 24

MarketWatch: US stocks declined on Monday as each of the major Wall Street indexes retreated from a record, weighed down by a drop in technology and industrial shares. The DJIA fell 54.25 points, or 0.23%, to 23,274.38, the S&P 500 lost 10.19 points, or 0.40%, to 2,565.02 and the Nasdaq dropped 42.23 points, or 0.64 %, to 6,586.83. - Reuters (227-0)

Philip Morris Stock Falls on Weak 3Q17 Earnings

12h marketrealist
Philip Morris International (PM) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27 on revenues of $7.47 billion. Compared to 3Q16, the company’s EPS grew 1.6% while its revenue rose 7.0%. (30-0)

BAT Q3 pre-tax profit falls to RM186.87m

19h themalaymailonline
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — British American Tobacco (M) Bhd’s (BAT) pre-tax profit for the third quarter (Q3) ended Sept 30, 2017, fell to RM186.87 million from RM244.31 million in the same period last year. (28-0)

Quarterly Review Of DivGro: Q3-2017

2017-10-22 seekingalpha
I write quarterly reports of my portfolio of dividend growth stocks to summarize investment decisions and to share portfolio statistics. (24-0)

Batten Down The Hatches: FTG Getting Defensive For The Next Big Crash, Part 1

2017-10-21 seekingalpha
It is natural for investors to wonder after 8 ½ years, “Can this go on forever?”. (99-0)

U.K. Inflation on the Rise: ETFs in Focus

2017-10-20 zacks
U.K. consumer price index increased 3.0% year over year in September compared with 2.9% in August, per data released by the Office for National Statistics. Data released for September matched the increase in April 2012. (83-0)

Could Altria’s 3Q17 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

2017-10-19 marketrealist
Altria Group (MO) is scheduled to announce its 3Q17 earnings before the market opens on October 26, 2017. On October 18, 2017, the stock was trading at $64.81, which represents a fall of 9.6% since the announcement of its 2Q17 earnings on July 27, 2017. (30-0)

SHU Portfolio: And Now For Something Completely Speculative

2017-10-19 seekingalpha
Ideally this part should have a dozen or so, as you need only one or two successes. (406-3)

Top Three Reasons the Corporate Loan Market Is Slumping in 2017 - Bloomberg

2017-10-18 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. (30-0)

Philip Morris (PM) Q3 Earnings to Gain From iQOS Products

2017-10-16 zacks
Philip Morris International Inc (PM - Free Report) is slated to report third-quarter 2017 results on Oct 19, before the opening bell. The company’s earnings have lagged estimates in three of the trailing four quarters, with an average miss of 2.9%. (35-0)

Retirement income: Altria or British American Tobacco?

2017-10-16 seekingalpha
Price increases and the success of "less harmful" next generation products are the key components when it comes to growth. (25-0)

Lobbyist calls for Nationals president Larry Anthony to step down from lobbying firm

A sponsor of the National Party and prominent lobbyist has taken aim at the party's president Larry Anthony, saying he should not remain on the executive while running and owning a lobbying firm. (24-0)

Retire Smarter: Big Social Security Changes For 2018 And FTG Portfolio Supplements

2017-10-14 seekingalpha
We’ll take a look at how some of these changes affect retirement planning using a dividend growth approach like the Fill-The-Gap Portfolio. (100-0)

Canberra Inc: 'The revolving door' of lobbyists shaping today's policies

On an autumn morning this year, an elderly woman clutching a walking stick was ambling across the Members' Hall of Parliament House when she slipped and fell into a shallow pool. (24-0)

Can We Expect Philip Morris’s 3Q17 Earnings to Boost Its Stock Price?

2017-10-12 marketrealist
Philip Morris International (PM) is scheduled to announce its 3Q17 earnings before the market opens on October 19, 2017. On October 10, Philip Morris was trading at $115.17, which represents a fall of 5.3% since the announcement of its 2Q17 earnings on July 20, 2017. (30-0)

Retire Smarter: Sun Communities Tallies Hurricane Damage

2017-10-11 seekingalpha
Hurricane Irma caused a great deal of property damage to the regions it hit. Luckily, loss of life was limited relative to the strength of the storm. (95-0)

British American Tobacco Company: The Best Stock To Own In This Area

2017-10-08 seekingalpha
However, there are plently of reasons to like this sector. The article explains why tobacco was so succesful in the past. (24-0)

What Impact Will Self-Critical Ads Have on Tobacco Stocks?

2017-10-07 zacks
The Tobacco industry has evolved dramatically over the last two decades. It is closely regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as rising cases of cancer and heart diseases due to cigarette smoking is a serious concern. Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths annually in the United States. (33-0)

KLCI tracks Asian markets to close higher

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI gained 4.91 points to 1,764 points on Friday, tracking upbeat Asian markets that took their lead from record-breaking Wall Street closes last night. At 5pm, turnover was 2,49 billion shares valued at RM1.95bil. Advancers beat decliners 468 to 315 while 478 counters were unchanged. Lotte Chemicals Titan was back in the spotlight on Friday as it announced that the stop-work order on its catalytic cracking reactor had been lifted. (31-0)

Milan IPOs booming as investors hunt for Italian assets

MILAN: Initial public offerings are booming in Milan as investor demand for Italian assets is driving company listings to the highest level in at least a decade. (25-0)

Britain’s FTSE stalls as Tesco slips, May’s speech awaited

2017-10-04 themalaymailonline
LONDON, Oct 4 — Britain’s major share index faltered today as a strong update from Tesco failed to enthuse investors, a rise in the pound weighed and investors awaited a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May from the governing Conservative Party conference. (45-1)

Most Profitable Asia Cigarette Maker Faces Cheap Cigar Flood - Bloomberg

2017-10-04 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. (24-0)

Big Tobacco to Spend Millions on Self-Critical Ads in U.S. - WSJ

2017-10-03 wsj
Broadcast television networks and metro newspapers are about to get a boost from an unexpected but familiar source: Big Tobacco. (29-0)

Turning Point Brands: Acquisitions And Refinancing Unlock Substantial Value

2017-10-03 seekingalpha
Refinancing and acquisitions will drive earnings higher and will prompt the market to assign a higher valuation to the company's shares. (25-0)

FBM KLCI down, TM and BAT weigh

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI looked set to continue its losing streak on Monday even as other regional markets firmed up on strong economic data coming out of China and Japan.  Markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for national holidays, while South Korea's markets remained shuttered for a designated "temporary holiday". At 12.30pm, the FBM KLCI was down 2.72 points to 1,752.86 points. There were 390 decliners versus 216 advancers and 429 counters unchanged. (47-1)

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