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The Extraordinary Story of America’s Most Successful Industry You'll never guess what it was.

Credit Suisse published a report this week on the performance of every major American industry from 1900 to 2010. ... One dollar invested in tobacco stocks in 1900 was worth $6.3 million by 2010. That's 165 times greater than the average industry.
Motley Fool
added Aug 3, 2015 20:02
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[Iraq, UK, USA] Imperial sales hit by US cigar market slump

further problems with the timing of pricing activity in a number of markets and the mixed impact of lower sales of mass market cigars in the US ahead of a brand re-launch, combined with trouble in Iraq and the strong pound. All these resulted in a decline
City A.M. (uk)
added Feb 13, 2015 15:50
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Imperial Tobacco Group's (ITYBY) CEO Alison Cooper on Q1 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

our key brand equities our growth in specialist brands are up now to 60% of our revenues from around 50% two years ago. As we continued to strengthen our market position a stable market share with higher quality, with more shares in all growth and special
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Feb 13, 2015 03:17
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Macro Headwinds Could Take Their Toll On Philip Morris In 2015

Headwinds could come in the form of relative economic underperformance and FX declines in key developed markets. / Particularly on the company's radar are business units in Russia, South Korea and Japan.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Feb 12, 2015 12:55
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[UK] UPDATE: Imperial Tobacco Confirms Outlook And 10% Dividend Growth

Life Style Extra (uk)
added Feb 12, 2015 10:42
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Lorillard, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results

adjusted diluted earnings per share exclude the favorable impacts of the settlement to resolve certain MSA payment adjustment disputes in 2014 and 2013 and the 2003 non-participating manufacturer arbitration award in 2014, charges for Engle Progeny and ot
PR Newswire
added Feb 11, 2015 12:49
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Tobacco glowing example that old industries are a better investment

Over the past century, the best performers in terms of industry in the US is tobacco while in the UK it is alcohol. US tobacco stocks annually returned 14.6 per cent over the 115 years under review, beating the 9.6 per cent average of all industries. An
South China Morning Post
added Feb 11, 2015 07:17
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[North Carolina] Reynolds net income drops to $144M / Drop attributed to merger, legal charges

finished fiscal 2014 with a busy final quarter, with the company reporting Tuesday that pension, merger and legal charges cut its net income nearly in half to $144 million. When excluding the charges, Reynolds had net income of $466 million, up 12 percent
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 11, 2015 06:35
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[UK, USA] Sin wins investor battle of vice or virtue ($$)

for the annual Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook, showed that tobacco and alcohol stocks have led the US and UK stock markets respectively over the sweep of history since 1900. They were dramatic, but not surprising. Most people know that c
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 11, 2015 05:12
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Quitting Smoking Has Been Just Fine for CVS

posted fourth-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates as demand for medicine outweighed the drop in revenue from a decision to stop selling tobacco products. Profit of $1.21 a share, excluding one-time items, was 1 cent more than the average of analy
Bloomberg News
added Feb 11, 2015 23:35
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