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Is Phillip Morris' Weak Volumes a Concern for Tobacco Firms?

2018-04-20 zacks
Philip Morris International Inc.’s (PM - Free Report) not-so-impressive first-quarter 2018 results gave investors cold feet, yesterday. Well, Philip Morris’ results were mainly dampened by declining shipment volumes across some of the key market regions, thanks to lower cigarette sales. The hurdles and their persistence were evident from investors’ bearish stance on the stock that fell 15.6% yesterday, slipping to a 52-week low of $83.
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Can Smokeless Unit Aid Altria (MO) This Earnings Season?

2018-04-19 zacks
Altria Group, Inc. (MO - Free Report) is slated to release first-quarter 2018 results on Apr 26, before the opening bell. While Altria’s earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the last quarter, it has a mixed record of earnings surprises over the trailing four quarters. We expect the company to gain from sturdy advancements in the smokeless products category, which will be reflected in the upcoming quarterly results.
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Philip Morris (PM) Q1 Earnings: Can RRPs Pare Cigarette Woe?

2018-04-16 zacks
Philip Morris International Inc. (PM - Free Report) is slated to release first-quarter 2018 results on Apr 19, before the opening bell. The company’s earnings have lagged estimates in each of the past four quarters, with an average miss of 6.1%. Lately, Philip Morris has been treading on shaky grounds, thanks to the jolts from receding cigarette consumption stemming from strict government regulations and rising consumer awareness regarding the harmful impacts of tobacco.
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Missed A Hot IPO? Subscriptions Soar Towards 5 Million At This Startup

2018-04-14 seekingalpha
We'll discuss an opportunity to dip your toes into the warming waters of a new entertainment technology company, growing like a weed.
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50 Consumer Defensive Sector Stocks For Top Yields And Net Gains

2018-04-12 seekingalpha
British AmericanTobacco topped the April Consumer Defensive Sector by Analyst-estimated net gains as just three of thirty top yield socks had broker ratings 4/10/18.
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Sticks And Stones Break My Bones But Trade Threats Never Harm These Stocks

2018-04-08 seekingalpha
Escalating tariff threats are now like the proverbial snowball rolling down the hill, gathering mass along its path.
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All-Out Trade War Looms - These Dividend Stocks Remain A Hedge

2018-04-06 seekingalpha
A tit-for-tat on tariffs threatens to spiral out of control as the president raised the stakes, threefold, after trading ended Thursday.
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The (Chinese) Empire Strikes Back: This Dividend Stock Soars

2018-04-04 seekingalpha
On the domestic front, Amazon continues to draw the president's ire and the Nasdaq suffers collateral damage.
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This Dividend Stock Gave Up Just 30% Of The S&P 500's Value Collapse

2018-04-03 seekingalpha
Iron Mountain stands like a rock against fear and dread and offers 25% higher income than its normal yield.
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How MO & 3 Others Are Placed in a Challenging Tobacco Space

2018-03-29 zacks
The multi-million Zacks Tobacco industry has been treading on shaky ground, thanks to stringent FDA regulations to curb cigarette consumption. Well, authorities can’t be blamed for brandishing the whip on tobacco players as smoking has become one of the primary causes of heart diseases and cancer. However, in an attempt to navigate rough waters, a few tobacco players have resorted to reduced-risk tobacco products (RRPs), a less fatal alternative to cigarettes.
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Retirement Security Through Dividends: The Calm Within The Storm

2018-03-28 seekingalpha
These days, with all the volatility the market is experiencing, some investors can't even look at themselves in the mirror in the morning. Many are once again afraid to open their monthly statements from the broker.
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VGR / Vector Group, Ltd. DEFA14A

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Vector Group: Needs More Transparancy

2018-03-25 seekingalpha
The Vector Group boasts a 7.92% yield, and should get attention from investors searching for income streams.
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What Philip Morris' Plant Conversion Could Mean for the Stock

2018-03-22 zacks
Philip Morris International Inc. (PM - Free Report) seems to stand firm on its ambitions of developing a smoke free future, evident from its recent move to completely transform one of its cigarette production facilities in Greece for the manufacture of HEETS — a unit used with iQOS. At a time when Philip Morris, like other major tobacco players, is witnessing receding cigarette sales, the company has been tactfully keeping its ducks in a row with reduced risk products (RRPs).
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