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[Canada, UK] Philip Morris: A New Challenge Emerges

cigarettes are already extensively taxed worldwide, with the rationale usually being to cover the health care costs. While there is obviously some tail risk, Philip Morris offers more than enough of a reward via its 5% dividend yield.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Jun 3, 2015 17:14
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Vector Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.40 per share. The quarterly cash dividend will be payable on June 30, 2015 to holders of record as of June 17, 2015.
Business Wire
added Jun 3, 2015 10:36
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[Canada, UK] BATS earnings face 7% fall from Canadian lawsuit but full penalty unlikely, says Nomura

Nomura said BATS has the most to lose, although it's unlikely the full payment will be made."If the full payment needs to be made, there is the possibility that it bankrupts all of the tobacco majors... Nomura estimates that Canada makes up around 7% of B
ShareCast(uk)
added Jun 2, 2015 22:05
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[Canada, UK] With BAT hit with a £5.5bn fine, is now the time to stub out tobacco shares?

Some 148 of the funds available to UK investors have BAT in their ten biggest investments, while 121 have large amounts of cash in Imperial Tobacco. The Woodford Equity Income Fund, run by Neil Woodford, has 16 per cent of its money in tobacco firms incl
This is Money (uk)
added Jun 2, 2015 21:41
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[Canada, UK] Tobacco shares tumble following £8.2bn damages ruling

“there is the possibility that it bankrupts all of the tobacco majors in the [Canadian] market, with the payments dwarfing the annual operating profit...as we understand, all of these companies are separate – ring-fenced – legal entities, and therefore th
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 2, 2015 21:39
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[Canada] $15B tobacco ruling barely dents stocks as analysts predict penalty will come down

On Tuesday, shares of Imperial Tobacco's parent company, British American Tobacco Plc, fell 2.4 per cent in London. Japan Tobacco Inc., the parent of JTI-Macdonald, saw its stock slip 1.8 per cent in Tokyo.
Financial Post (ca)
added Jun 2, 2015 21:37
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[North Carolina] Feds make recommendation in Reynolds pension suit

The U.S. Solicitor General’s Office recommends the U.S. Supreme Court not address a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by a unit of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in December.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 2, 2015 13:18
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[Canada, UK] Tobacco firm shares hit after record Canadian court fines of £8bn

British American Tobacco, which owns Imperial Tobacco Canada, saw shares down 1 per cent, or around 50p, when markets opened in London on Tuesday. BAT is only party to the proceedings through its Imperial Tobacco Canada subsidiary.
The Independent (uk)
added Jun 2, 2015 07:42
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SWEDA: Under An Hour: My Time at the 2015 Altria Group, Inc. Annual Shareholders Meeting

my question is ‘Why shouldn’t Altria’s shareholders and investors expect the company to continue to pay judgments in the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars in the years to come?’” Mr. Barrington answered that litigation “presents risks to
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jun 1, 2015 15:31
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[Canada, USA] Will Menthol Cigarettes Become Uncool In The U.S.?

Considering that approximately 20% of the net sales for Altria come from menthol cigarettes...even though some customers might switch from menthol cigarettes to regular cigarettes, there could be a sizable proportion of customers who decide to quit or de
Trefis
added May 30, 2015 10:18
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