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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vuse Is in the News—Who Owns the First FDA-Authorized Vape Company?

    By Rachel Curry
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris’s Low 2014 Volumes in Latin America and Canada Segments

    In 2014, Philip Morris’s Latin America and Canada segment reported a 2.3% decline in net revenues. The region had the company’s lowest revenues, at 11%.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    Philip Morris Let Down Investors with 1Q16 Earnings

    Philip Morris International (PM) released its 1Q16 earnings on April 19, 2016. The company’s adjusted diluted EPS fell 15.5% to $0.98 compared to $1.15 in 1Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Consumer

    What Are Analysts Recommending for Altria?

    The FDA’s (Food and Drug Administration) recent announcement could have compelled analysts to lower their 12-month target price for Altria Group (MO).

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Italy’s Inflation Rate Rose in August: EWI Fell 0.40%

    According to the August 31 release by the ISTAT, the EU’s harmonized inflation rate in Italy rose to an impressive 0.50% in August on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    No Sign of Improvement in Philip Morris’s 1Q16 Operational Margin

    Gross margin and free cash flow Philip Morris’s (PM) gross margin decreased 0.7 points to 65.5% in 1Q16, compared to 66.3% in 1Q15. Despite the adverse currency impact, Philip Morris is focused on generating strong free cash flow in line with last year’s level. The company’s free cash flow (or FCF) increased by more than […]

    By Penny Morgan
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    Consumer

    Why Altria’s Stock Fell despite Beating 2Q17 Revenue Estimates

    Altria Group (MO) announced its 2Q17 earnings on July 27, 2017. The company has posted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.03 on revenues, net of excise taxes, of $5.07 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Altria’s Wine Segment Delivered Robust 1Q16 Results

    Altria Group’s (MO) wine segment’s 1Q16 net revenue rose 8.2% to $0.15 billion compared to $0.13 billion in 1Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    Why Philip Morris’s 1Q16 Market Share Declined in Asia

    Net revenue for Philip Morris’s (PM) Asia region decreased 8.7% to ~$2 billion in 1Q16. This compares to $2.2 billion in 1Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Consumer

    Altria Rises After Goldman Sachs Calls It a ‘Buy’

    On Friday, Goldman Sachs upgraded Altria Group (MO) from a “neutral” to a “buy” while keeping its price target unchanged at $59.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Tobacco Stocks Fell on May 28

    On May 28, Altria Group (MO) fell 4.8%, while British American Tobacco (BTI) fell 4.1%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Altria Fell ~6% after Posting Disappointing Q1 Earnings

    Altria failed to meet analysts’ revenue and EPS expectations for the first quarter.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Philip Morris Stock Fell despite Strong Q1 Results

    Despite strong first-quarter results, Philip Morris was trading in the red early on April 18.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Did Altria Stock Fall ~4.8% on April 3?

    The FDA’s announcement caused Altria’s stock price to fall. On April 3, the stock price fell to a low of $53.43 before closing the day at $53.98.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Philip Morris Stock Up ~30% this Year: More Upside?

    After losing 36.8% of its stock value in 2018, Philip Morris International (PM) began 2019 on a strong note.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria’s Stock Price Rose More than 2% on February 22

    According to a Bloomberg report on February 22, JUUL Lab’s management expects its revenues to rise to $3.4 billion in 2019.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Strong Fourth-Quarter Earnings Drove Philip Morris Stock

    In the fourth quarter, Philip Morris outperformed analysts’ EPS estimate of $1.16 and revenue estimate of $7.39 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Can Altria’s Q4 2018 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    Altria Group (MO) is scheduled to post its fourth-quarter earnings before the market opens on January 31.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Altria Stock Fell More than 6% after Morgan Stanley’s Downgrade

    On January 22, Morgan Stanley downgraded Altria from “equal weight” to “underweight.” Morgan Stanley lowered the target price from $54 to $45.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria Acquires 35% Stake in Juul Labs

    Today, Altria Group (MO) announced a $12.8 billion investment in Juul Labs for a stake of 35% in the e-cigarette company.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria Is Set to Invest $1.8 Billion in Cronos Group

    Altria Group is all set to leverage growth opportunities in the cannabis space with its decision to buy a stake in Cronos Group.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Can We Expect an Upside Potential in Altria Stock?

    As of September 17, Altria Group (MO) stock was trading at $62.44, which represents a 7.9% rise since July 26.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Philip Morris Stock Fell on Jefferies Downgrade

    Since the beginning of 2018, Philip Morris stock has fallen 24.6% due to an increase in tobacco regulations, a decline in cigarette shipment volumes, and rising competition.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Philip Morris’s Q2 2018 Earnings Failed to Impress

    Philip Morris International (PM) reported its Q2 earnings on July 19, posting adjusted EPS of $1.41 on revenues of $7.73 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Could Philip Morris’s Q2 2018 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    Philip Morris (PM) plans to release its Q2 earnings on July 19. On July 11, PM stock traded at $82.84, down 18.3% from its Q1 earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris Stock Rose after Higher Quarterly Dividends

    On June 8, Philip Morris International (PM) announced quarterly dividends of $1.14—a rise of 6.5% from its previous quarterly dividends of $1.07.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Altria’s Stock Price Falls on Weak Cigarette Shipment Volume

    Altria Group (MO) posted its 1Q18 earnings before the market opened yesterday. What went wrong?

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Altria Stock Is Seeing Downward Momentum

    2017 has been a tough year for Altria. The stock has fallen 5.8% since the beginning of 2017.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Why Philip Morris’s iQOS Sales in Japan Are Promising

    According to the WHO, under the current regulatory regimes, the percentage of the cigarette smoking population is expected to fall from 22% to 19% by 2025.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Citigroup Has Rated Altria Group a ‘Buy’

    Altria Group (MO) has a market cap of $129.7 billion. It fell 1.7% to close at $63.55 per share on September 13, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria Group Reaffirms Its 2016 Projections

    Altria Group (MO) has a market cap of $130.4 billion. It fell by 0.71% to close at $66.72 per share on September 7, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    RAI’s Innovation Transformation, No Ban on Flavors from FDA

    Reynolds American’s (RAI) key to transformation is robust results and an active innovation pipeline. The company formed RAI Innovation Company to seek alternatives to traditional cigarettes.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    Why Altria’s 1Q16 Smokeable Segment’s Shipment Volume Rose

    Altria Group’s (MO) smokeable product segment’s net revenue rose 3.8% to $5.4 billion in 1Q16 compared to $5.2 billion in 1Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Fund Managers

    Sector Composition Changes in BIAHX until 1Q16

    BIAHX was invested across 68 holdings as of March 2016, three more than a quarter ago. It was managing assets worth $1.11 billion.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bank of England Stays Put with Current Bank Rate

    The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (or MPC) voted by a majority of 8:1 to maintain a bank rate at 0.5% yesterday.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Reynolds American’s Largest Operating Segment: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco

    R. J. Reynolds is Reynolds American’s largest operating segment. Its brands include the two best-selling cigarettes in the US, Camel and Pall Mall.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Peek into Reynolds American’s Portfolio: Top-Selling Brands

    Reynolds American’s brand portfolio includes R. J. Reynolds Tobacco’s growth brands Camel and Pall Mall. It also includes support brands Doral and Misty.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Reynolds American’s Competitive Positioning: Porter’s Five Forces

    The US tobacco industry consists of a few tobacco giants. The industry concentration has increased with Reynolds’ acquisition of Lorillard.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Obstacles to Altria Group’s Growth: Weaknesses and Threats

    Altria’s business faces threats of high scrutiny, taxation, and regulation. Prohibitions on cigarette sales and smoking bans in public places affect sales.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Altria’s Wine Business Segment

    Altria’s subsidiary Ste. Michelle is a leading producer of Washington state wines. It owns wineries and distributes wines in several regions and countries.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria’s Heritage of Innovation and Investments in R&D

    Altria’s R&D expenses for fiscal 2014 were $0.2 billion, or 0.9% of net sales. Its R&D expenses upped by 9.2% in 2014, reflecting a trend toward innovation.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria Group’s Smokeable Tobacco Product Segment

    MO’s tobacco business segment consists of smokeable and smokeless tobacco products. The company’s smokeable tobacco companies include PM USA and Middleton.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Porter’s Five Forces: Altria Group’s Dominant Positioning

    Altria is a dominant manufacturer and seller of smokeable products, smokeless products, and wine. Its tobacco-based premium brands face stiff competition.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris’s Growth Hurdles Ahead: Weaknesses and Threats

    Philip Morris faces an exceptional level of scrutiny, taxation, and regulation. Global health consciousness and ongoing litigation also pose a threat.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris’s Spin-off from Altria, with New Collaborations

    On March 2008, Philip Morris split from Altria. In 2013, both companies combined their marketing powers to revamp and distribute their e-vapor products.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris’s Ongoing Enhancement of Heritage Brands

    Philip Morris aims to enhance brand behavior through innovation and extension strategies and to increase sales by tailoring brands to consumer preferences.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris’s Dominant Positioning in a Tough Industry

    Tobacco regulations make entry into the industry difficult. Different brands and substitutes pose threats, but Philip Morris keeps prices reasonable.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Introducing Philip Morris International

    Incorporated in Virginia in 1987, Philip Morris is a leading tobacco company whose revenue in 2014 was ~$80 billion—$29.8 billion after excise taxes.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Italy’s Inflation Rate Rose to 0.3% in July, yet EWI Fell 0.88%

    The ECB’s (European Central Bank) monetary stimulus package seems to be working well for most Eurozone economies, especially Italy.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Reynolds American Leads High-Grade Bond Issuance in June 12 Week

    US corporates dominated high-grade bond issuance in the June 12 week—accounting for 56.5% of all the issues. US financials accounted for 8.4% of all the issues.

    By David Ashworth
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