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Imperial Tobacco says annual profits soar 57%

Britain's Imperial Tobacco, the maker of Lambert & Butler and Gauloises cigarettes, said Tuesday that annual net profits surged 57 percent, boosted partly by a major cost-cutting drive.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 4, 2014 07:43
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The Significance Of Altria's Q3 Results

It is odd to see the company trading at a premium to the S&P 500, as Altria is in a declining industry. I believe the company will make a better purchase when the stock dips closer to its historical discount to the overall market's PE ratio.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Oct 30, 2014 17:06
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Regulatory Threat Hits European Tobacco Growth Prospects

Tobacco profit growth in Europe will be more subdued than previously predicted as smokers switch to cheaper brands and tighter regulations turn people away from lighting up, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Bloomberg News
added Oct 30, 2014 14:23
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Vector Group Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Third quarter 2014 revenues were $419.9 million, compared to revenues of $277.9 million in the third quarter of 2013. The increase in revenues in 2014 was primarily due to the acquisition and consolidated presentation of Douglas Elliman. The Company reco
Vector Group LTD
added Oct 30, 2014 14:13
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Macau: Robust Golden Week Visitor Arrivals; Strict Smoking Ban

Investors should remain cautious however. For instance, starting today, Macau started a smoking ban on the mass gaming segments, which could affect gamblers’ interest in gaming. Analysts fear that the smoking ban is broader than previously expected. Las
Barron's Blogs
added Oct 6, 2014 17:15
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Universal Corporation Announcement

"We note the recent activity in the Company's common stock during this week. Subsequent to the release of our quarterly earnings last month, we have not issued any release, and we are not aware of any other such release that would have resulted in this w
PR Newswire
added Sep 19, 2014 14:54
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Reynolds American: Adapting To The Switch Towards A Healthy Lifestyle

the acceptance of American Heart Association AHA to use e-cigarettes in the process of giving up smoking could provide uplift to the product's demand. In the quest to achieve a mark in this growing market, Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI) has recently ac
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Sep 16, 2014 00:07
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[UK] Branding Ban Stalks Debt-Loaded Imperial Tobacco: U.K. Credit

Plans to outlaw branded cigarette packaging in Britain are hanging over Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (IMT) as the company clings onto its investment-grade rating after announcing $7 billion of debt-financed acquisitions.
Bloomberg News
added Aug 21, 2014 06:40
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Reynolds, Altria Lead Smokers Toward Tobacco's New Era

Despite a rising onslaught of health warnings, Big Tobacco is muscling up with the marriage of two industry giants, the rise of e-cigarettes and increasing pricing power, even in the face of a long-term decline in cigarette sales.
NASDAQ
added Aug 4, 2014 11:26
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British American Tobacco CEO and FD Interviewed on Half-Year 2014 Results

Increasing market share driven by its Global Drive Brands has contributed to a pleasing set of results for the first half of the year according to BAT's CEO Nicandro Durante, albeit the results were affected by sterling's recent appreciation.
PR Newswire
added Jul 30, 2014 16:47
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