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Tobacco Leads Yield Chase as Smoking Decline Abates: Muni Credit

One of the main threats to cigarette use has been the rise of alternatives, such as electronic cigarettes, which emit water vapor instead of smoke. While traditional smoking fell in 2013, the use of smokeless options climbed 4 percent to a record high.
Bloomberg News
added Feb 6, 2015 16:26

Philip Morris Misses Profit Estimates Amid Currency Headwind

trailed profit estimates after the impact of currency fluctuations was worse than expected. Fourth-quarter net income fell 19 percent to $1.61 billion, or $1.03 a share, from $1.99 billion, or $1.24, a year earlier, the New York-based maker of Marlboro ci
Bloomberg News
added Feb 6, 2015 16:25
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Lawrence Adelman, Dean Witter ‘All-Star’ Analyst, Dies at 75

As a guest on “Wall Street Week With Louis Rukeyser” in 1996, when tobacco companies were facing state lawsuits and a regulatory crackdown by the federal government, Adelman remained bullish. “The industry has taken a couple of body blows but I wouldn’t c
Bloomberg News
added Feb 6, 2015 16:24

22nd Century Group Files 2014 Annual Report And Announces Conference Call to Provide Business Update

r to fund and conduct a Phase III clinical trial for X-22, the Company’s tobacco-based smoking cessation aid ...made its first shipment of Smoker Friendly (“SF”) private label cigarettes after the approval of the multi-year manufacturing agreement between
Business Wire
added Feb 6, 2015 16:12

Fitch Publishes Tobacco Companies Ratings Navigator

companies. The sector risk profile defines and groups companies operating in the sector into a 'natural rating territory' based on Fitch's view of the inherent risk profile of the industry. Each company's overall risk profile generally does not stray too
Business Wire
added Feb 6, 2015 16:10

Universal Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividends

declared a quarterly dividend of fifty- two cents ($0.52) per share on the common shares of the Company, payable May 11, 2015, to common shareholders of record at the close of business on April 14, 2015.
PR Newswire
added Feb 6, 2015 16:07

Universal Corporation Reports Improved Third Quarter Results

Diluted earnings per share of $1.87, up 38% Segment operating income of $94 million, up 25% Revenues down 1% to $758 million
PR Newswire
added Feb 6, 2015 16:06

Philip Morris Int'l 4Q Profit Falls About 19 Percent

as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar. ... said Thursday it earned $1.61 billion, or $1.03 per share, in the quarter, down from $1.99 billion, or $1.24 per share, a ye
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 6, 2015 12:03

Update: Japan Tobacco's Fiscal Year 2014 Results

If I were living in Japan and personally used Yen as my functional currency I probably would buy the stock since it is well positioned to benefit from Yen depreciation. Since that is not the case I will pass up on JT as an investment
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Feb 6, 2015 11:58

RAI board declares quarterly cash dividend

declared a quarterly cash dividend on the company’s common stock of $0.67 per share ($2.68 per share annualized). The dividend will be payable on April 1, 2015 to shareholders of record on March 10, 2015.
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Feb 5, 2015 19:10
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