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Is Altria Group Running Out of Steam or Taking a Breather?

that business model should still hold up well for the next few years, which should give the company plenty of time to evolve its business model and diversify into other adjacent markets.
Motley Fool
added May 11, 2017 03:26
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[UK] Citi analyst to clients: Cool it with the tobacco-shaming already

Rai clearly finds it frustrating that clients worry so much about the ethics of investing in tobacco bonds. He’s told investors this before: They can take advantage of the yield earned by a Bad Thing, without necessarily endorsing that Bad Thing.
Financial Times (uk)
added May 11, 2017 00:36
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[UK] Insurers join pension plans in filtering out tobacco stocks

there is renewed momentum behind the tobacco divestment movement. Other investors including Scor, AMP Capital, the Irish state’s sovereign wealth fund and Sweden’s AP4 pension fund have since said that they will get rid of their tobacco investments, or ha
Financial Times (uk)
added May 9, 2017 21:50
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[UK] Citi ups target on British American Tobacco, eyes shift in dividends to US dollars

Spielman said he came away "enthusiastic" on the prospects for the outfit's core business after meeting with its boss. The acquisition of Reynolds was running on schedule and may deliver revenue synergies, he said.
Life Style Extra (uk)
added May 9, 2017 21:04
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Tobacco Industry Earnings Reverse Winning Streak

Major global tobacco leaders have baffled the bears over the years as profits continue to rise despite increased government regulation, massive legal settlements and declining smoking rates worldwide. As the industry consolidates, industry giants have ben
Investopedia.com
added May 8, 2017 19:12
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DOL Sues Reliance Trust Over $104M Tobacco Rag Stock Deal

Reliance Trust Co. is accused by the Labor Department of breaching its fiduciary duties by allegedly causing an employee stock ownership plan to overpay for Tobacco Rag Processors Inc. stock ( Acosta v. Reliance Trust Co., Inc. , E.D.N.C., No. 5:17-cv-00
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added May 8, 2017 19:08
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Swedish Match Annual General Meeting 2017

Major items approved by today's Annual General Meeting include: An ordinary dividend of 8.50 SEK per share and a special dividend of 7.50 SEK per share, in total 16.00 SEK per share Mandate to repurchase up to 10 percent of all shares in the Company
PR Newswire
added May 5, 2017 12:39
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Cigarette sales are plummeting. But tobacco company profits are still booming.

The number of cigarettes sold in the U.S. fell by 37 per­cent from 2001 to 2016. But revenues at U.S. tobacco com­pa­nies rose by 32 percent over the same period, to an estimated $93.4 billion. Why?
The Week
added May 5, 2017 12:38
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[UK] Tobacco group Imperial Brands hit by 6% fall in cigarette sales

said the number of cigarettes it sold fell 6 per cent to 126bn compared with a year earlier. However, the potential hit to revenues was cancelled out by currency movements. Imperial sells most of its products outside Britain but reports earnings in sterl
Financial Times (uk)
added May 3, 2017 11:55
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[Australia] AMA Leadership Development Dinner Friday, May 26, 2017 - 19:30

hear from inspirational speaker Dr Bronwyn King, a Melbourne radiation oncologist who convinced Australia’s largest super funds to divest 1.8 billion in tobacco companies.
Australian Medical Association (au)
added May 2, 2017 20:01
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