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[UK] Trump casts a shadow over BAT's $47bn bid for Reynolds

BAT shares are down almost 6pc since Mr Trump was elected and 13pc since it revealed its bid for Reynolds in October. The US company’s stock has meanwhile held flat on the chance of a takeover premium, meaning BAT shareholders already face a steeper bill
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 21, 2016 15:51
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Research Reports on Cigarettes Equities -- Altria, Reynolds American, Philip Morris, and Vapor

Cigarettes constitute the single-largest class of tobacco products within the industry, accounting for an estimated 77.5% of revenue in 2016. As per retail sales data released by MSAI/IRI last August, premium cigarettes account for 75.2% of total cigarett
PR Newswire
added Nov 19, 2016 17:39
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[California] Altria Suffered a Big Defeat on Election Day

a major ballot initiative in California will send tobacco taxes soaring and potentially begin a new offensive among states across the nation to impose heavier levies on cigarettes.
Motley Fool
added Nov 12, 2016 02:17
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Tobacco stocks lower after California passes major tax

Wells Fargo warns that higher pricing will led to another drop in cigarette volume next year with California accounting for 8% of U.S. volume. Tobacco tax initiatives in Colorado, Missouri and North Dakota were defeated.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Nov 9, 2016 22:19
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Universal Corporation Announces 46th Annual Increase in Dividends

the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of fifty-four cents ($0.54) per share on the common shares of the Company, payable February 6, 2017, to common shareholders of record at the close of business on January 9, 2017. This increas
PR Newswire
added Nov 8, 2016 22:56
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[UK] Imperial Brands: dividend and rule ($$)

Imperial Tobacco renamed itself Imperial Brands to better reflect the "dynamic" nature of its business. It could just as easily have called itself Imperial Dividends. Payouts are important to investors in tobacco: over 10 years, the total return from Impe
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 8, 2016 19:42
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[New York] UPS Tobacco Lawsuit Wraps Up (UPS)

Arguments ended last week in a lawsuit between United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) and New York state and city authorities, reports Reuters. The lawsuit alleges that UPS turned a blind-eye toward illegal cigarette shipments, which were being sent into New
Investopedia.com
added Nov 7, 2016 21:59
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[Asia, India] Govt may harden stance on investing in tobacco firms

The Union health ministry has asked the finance ministry to direct government institutions not to invest in companies involved in the manufacture and marketing of tobacco. “We have sent representation to the finance ministry about not investing in compan
livemint.com (in)
added Nov 4, 2016 14:49
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Documentary "A Billion Lives" Targets FDA Regulations on Vaping

Is the government wrong to regulate electronic cigarettes? That's one of the ideas presented in the documentary film "A Billion Lives," which puts forth the idea that vaping and e-cigarettes would help smokers quit, and it's a mistake to limit access to
thestreet.com
added Oct 31, 2016 17:02
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How Safe Is Philip Morris' 4.3% Dividend?

Phillip Morris stock has a relatively high dividend payout ratio, and cigarette sales volume is declining on an industrywide basis.
Motley Fool
added Oct 31, 2016 16:57
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