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Morgan Stanley names Imperial Tobacco as new top pick, hikes target price

optimism increases surrounding the financial benefits of a pending acquisition in the States. The bank has lifted its target for the shares from 2,680p to 3,250p and maintained an 'overweight' rating on the stock.
added Jan 16, 2015 11:19

Lorillard's Landscape Is Changing

the industry is slowing down as a result of increasing health consciousness among consumers. The alternative e-cigarettes on which the tobacco manufactures are relying for future growth are also facing high regulation and scrutiny from regulators. Questio
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Jan 15, 2015 20:36

Japan’s Topix Rises First Time in Six Days on U.S. Rally

Japan Tobacco advanced 1.4 percent to 3,150.5 yen. The Children’s Investment Fund recommended the cigarette maker buy back as much as 150 billion yen ($1.3 billion) of shares and provide a 150 yen year-end dividend.
Bloomberg News
added Jan 8, 2015 10:41

[North Carolina] Hearing set on Reynolds’ lawsuit injunction

A N.C. Business Court judge will hold a hearing Jan. 16 to determine whether to put on hold two shareholder votes on the Triad’s largest-ever corporate deal – Reynolds American Inc.’s $27.4 billion offer for Lorillard Inc. The hearing will take place at
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 8, 2015 08:53

[USA] Three Trends That Impacted Altria’s Business In 2014

Margins Improve On Better Pricing / Altria’s Potential In The E-Cigarette Market / Decline In Number Of Smokers
added Jan 7, 2015 15:07

[UK] VIDEO: What Makes These $47,000 Cigars Special?

Some of the world's most expensive cigars go under the hammer in London on Monday. Investors from China, the U.S., and Europe are expected to spend tens of thousands of dollars on the vintage tobacco. So just what makes these smokes so special?
Bloomberg News
added Jan 2, 2015 21:56

[Korea - South] Korean Smokers Quitting on Taxes Spurs Record KT&G Rout

Speculation that more Korean smokers will give up the habit as higher taxes drive up prices has spurred a record tumble this month in shares of KT&G Corp. (033780), which controls about 60 percent of the nation’s tobacco market. The stock has lost 21 per
Bloomberg News
added Jan 2, 2015 21:48

Altria: Big Tobacco Company Is Slowly Vaporizing In Smoke (MO)

Expanding margin but unstable growth: From 2007 to 2014, Altria's EBITDA margin has grown steadily from 33% to 48%, reflecting the success of the Marlboro brand and consumer's price inelasticity. However, its pricing power does not translate into stable r
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Dec 28, 2014 14:27

Bankers Brought Rating Agencies ‘To Their Knees’ On Tobacco Bonds

Wall Street pressed S&P, Moody’s and Fitch to assign more favorable credit ratings to their deals and bragged that the raters complied. Now many of the bonds are headed for default.
added Dec 24, 2014 06:38

Fitch: Smoke Clearing on U.S. Regulation and Tobacco Consolidation in 2015

expects stable ratings for Fitch-rated U.S.-based tobacco entities and a stable sector outlook in 2015. Fitch's view reflects relatively steady credit profiles backstopped by sustained net price realization in the traditional cigarette category, manageabl
Business Wire
added Dec 23, 2014 21:27
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