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    Marlboro Isn't Going Out of Business, Cigarette Company Shifts Gears

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    Consumer

    Why Did Tobacco Stocks Rally on September 12?

    The potential ban on flavored e-cigarettes to be favorable for Altria Group (MO), Philip Morris International (PM), and British American Tobacco (BTI).

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    Inside Altria’s 1Q17 Revenue Expectation: Analysts Anticipate This

    In 4Q16, the Smokeable segment made up 84% of Altria’s total revenues. The Smokeless, Wine, and Other segments made up 10.3%, 5.1%, and 0.6% of the total, respectively.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    What Drove PM’s EU Segment’s Operating Income to Fall?

    Philip Morris’s (PM) European Union region’s reported net revenue fell 6.8% to $1.9 billion in 4Q15 compared to $2.1 billion in 4Q14.

    By Penny Morgan
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    RAI’s Operating Margin Grew 41.2% on Strong Segment Results

    RJR Tobacco’s adjusted operating margin increased 4.1 percentage points to 44.6% in 4Q15.

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    Why Altria Group’s 3Q17 Revenues Missed Analysts’ Estimates

    The net revenues from Altria Group’s Smokeable Products segment fell 1.5% from ~$4.5 billion to ~$4.4 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Philip Morris Stock Falls on Weak 3Q17 Earnings

    Philip Morris International (PM) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27 on revenues of $7.47 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    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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    What Are Analysts Recommending for Altria Group?

    As of June 9, 2017, Altria Group (MO) was trading at $75.46.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Why Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’ for Altria

    As of February 1, 2017, Altria Group (MO) was trading at $71.39. This share price may have been priced into the estimates we’ve discussed previously in this series.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Altria’s Dividends Not Expected to Rise in 4Q16

    Dividends On December 7, 2016, Altria Group (MO) announced a dividend of $0.61 for 4Q16. The record date was December 22, 2016. The 4Q16 dividend takes the company’s dividend for the year to $2.35, which represents a growth of 8.3% from the dividend of $2.17 in 2015. In 1Q17, 2Q17, and 3Q17, analysts expect the […]

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Philip Morris’s 2Q17 Revenues Missed Analysts’ Estimates

    In 2Q17, Philip Morris International (PM) posted revenues of ~$6.9 billion, which represents growth of 4.0% from ~$6.7 billion in 2Q16.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Eurozone Retail Activity Dipped In June, HEDJ Down 2.32%

    The Eurozone’s Retail PMI (purchasing managers’ index) dipped to 50.4 in June from the 51.4 recorded in May.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Miscellaneous

    Altria’s Revenue in 2017: What Analysts Are Expecting

    Analysts are expecting Altria to post revenue of ~$19.8 billion in 2017, which represents a rise of 2.3% from ~$19.3 billion in 2016.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Altria’s 1Q17 Earnings Were Lower than Analysts’ Estimates

    In 1Q17, Altria Group (MO) posted EPS of $0.72. Removing special items, the adjusted EPS stood at $0.73—slightly lower than analysts’ estimate of $0.74.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Will Philip Morris Beat Wall Street Revenue Estimates in 4Q15?

    For 4Q15, the Wall Street consensus revenue estimate for Phillip Morris is $6.5 billion, an 8.8% decrease from the revenue in the corresponding quarter last year.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Consumer

    Why Analysts Expect Philip Morris’s Revenue to Fall in Q4

    Analysts expect Philip Morris International (PM) to post revenue of $7.38 billion in the fourth quarter.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Reynolds American Rise on June 20?

    Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $73.4 billion. It rose by 1.6% to close at $51.03 per share on June 20, 2016.

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    Miscellaneous

    Why Analysts Are Optimistic about Altria’s 2017 Earnings

    Analysts are expecting Altria Group (MO) to post EPS (earnings per share) of $3.30 in 2017. That represents a rise of 8.9% from $3.03 in 2016.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Inside Altria’s Margins in 1Q17: What the Analysts Expect

    In 1Q17, analysts are expecting Altria Group (MO) to post a gross margin, EBITDA margin, and net margin of 59.7%, 49.9%, and 30.9%, respectively.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris’s 2015 Stock Price in Perspective

    Philip Morris’s stock over the last twelve months showed a ~9.2% decrease in August 2015. But its higher returns on invested capital indicate efficiency.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Consumer

    How Do the Valuation Multiples of Philip Morris and Altria Compare?

    As of August 21, Philip Morris was trading at a forward PE multiple of 15.7x compared to 14.9x before its announcement of its second-quarter earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Jefferies Upgraded Philip Morris International

    On January 19, 2018, Jeffries upgraded Philip Morris International (PM) from “hold” to “buy.”

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Reynolds American Compare to Its Peers?

    Reynolds American’s peers have outperformed it based on price-to-earnings. However, Reynolds American is ahead of its peers based on price-to-sales.

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    Why Did Philip Morris’s Margins Contract in 3Q16?

    In 3Q16, Philip Morris International (PM) posted a gross margin, an EBITDA margin, and a net margin of 65.2%, 45.3%, and 27.8%, respectively.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris Had Strong Revenue Growth in 4Q16

    Despite the overall decline in cigarette shipments of 4.4%, Philip Morris outperformed other tobacco companies by posting revenue growth of 9.1%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria Group Declares Dividend of $0.61 per Share

    Altria Group (MO) has a market cap of $128.8 billion. It fell by 0.36% to close at $65.92 per share on August 25, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    Why Analysts Expect Altria’s Net Margin to Rise in 3Q17

    For 3Q17, analysts expect Altria Group (MO) to report a gross margin, EBITDA margin, and net margin of 62.3%, 51.8%, and 31.6%, respectively.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Inside the US Dollar Index’s Mixed Response in 2017

    The US dollar (UUP) (UDN) seemed to show mixed response to the Fed’s rate hike on March 15, as prices have reflected a downtrend so far in 2017.

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    What Could Philip Morris’s 1Q16 Results Do to Its High Valuation?

    As of April 6, Philip Morris and Altria were trading at higher valuations relative to the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

    By Penny Morgan
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    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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    The holdings of the DFA Commodity Strategy Portfolio – Institutional Class (DCMSX) mainly consist of corporate and government bonds.

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News from Philip Morris?

    Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $136.3 billion. It rose 0.47% to close at $88.18 per share on December 6, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Reynolds American Collaborates with British American Tobacco

    On September 22, 2015, Reynolds American’s (RAI) indirect subsidiary, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, signed a technology-sharing term sheet with British American Tobacco (BTI).

    By Penny Morgan
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    Consumer

    Can Favorable Pricing and iQOS Help Philip Morris’s 2Q16 Revenue?

    Philip Morris (PM) is set to release its 2Q16 earnings results before the Market opens on July 19, 2016. PM’s earnings and revenue missed the consensus Wall Street analyst expectations in 1Q16.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris Plans to Increase Market Share of iQOS

    Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $153.4 billion. It rose by 0.14% to close at $99 per share on August 12, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    How Has DCMSX Performed Compared with Its Peers?

    The DFA Commodity Strategy Portfolio – Institutional Class (DCMSX) is an alternative mutual fund that uses a commodity hedge fund return strategy.

    By Ivan Kading
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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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    Why Consumer Staples ETFs Fell Marginally

    The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF fell by 0.4% on November 4, while the Vanguard consumer Staples ETF saw a 0.53% fall in its price.

    By Mark Jonker
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    Growth Initiatives and Outlook for Tobacco Companies in 4Q15

    Philip Morris has been capitalizing on the growth potential of iQOS and plans to commercialize its expansion in additional cities in Italy and Japan by 4Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Investment-Grade Bond Funds See a Second Week of Outflows

    Flows into investment-grade bond funds were negative for the week ended August 5—marking a second successive week of outflows.

    By Lynn Noah
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    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Reynolds American Rise 14% on October 21?

    Price movement Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $67.3 billion. It rose 14.0% to close at $53.78 per share on October 21, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 13.8%, 10.3%, and 19.6%, respectively, on the same day. RAI is trading 14.1% above its 20-day moving average, 11.2% […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    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.

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    DCMSX is an alternative mutual fund that has suffered due to its commodity real return strategy.

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    Tobacco Giants Philip Morris and Altria Could Merge

    Behemoth tobacco companies Philip Morris (PM) and Altria (MO) might be getting back together after separating more than a decade ago.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Philip Morris Starts Its New Manufacturing Facility in Italy

    Price movement Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $159.0 billion. It fell 0.19% to close at $101.53 per share on September 23, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 2.7%, 1.4%, and 17.9%, respectively, on the same day. PM is trading 1.4% above its 20-day moving average, […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    The Future Growth of Philip Morris International

    Philip Morris’s future growth depends on investments in new capabilities, brands, distribution channels, technologies, and emerging and mature geographic markets.

    By Penny Morgan
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    A Look at Reynolds American’s 3Q16 Performance

    Price movement Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $66.3 billion. It fell 2.1% to close at $46.29 per share on October 19, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.7%, -2.9%, and 2.9%, respectively, on the same day. RAI is trading 2.2% below its 20-day moving average, 4.5% […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Will Philip Morris’s 2Q17 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    Philip Morris International (PM) is set to announce its 2Q17 earnings before the market opens on July 20, 2017.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Altria’s Valuation Multiple Fell

    Due to high visibility in Altria Group’s (MO) earnings, we have opted for a forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio for our analysis.

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    Valuation Growth of Philip Morris Before 2Q16 Results

    Philip Morris is planning to implement price increases in retail (XRT) markets that include Russia, Argentina, Germany, and Indonesia.

    By Penny Morgan
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    When Will Philip Morris Report Its Q3 Earnings?

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Why Did Altria’s Margins Expand in 1Q17?

    During the quarter, Altria Group (MO) posted a gross margin and operating margin of 60.6% and 49%, respectively.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Will Philip Morris See an Improvement in Margins in 4Q15?

    Phillip Morris’s adjusted operating income margin increased 1.4% in 3Q15 and 1.6% for the nine months ending September 30, excluding negative currency impact changes and excise taxes.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Why Did Philip Morris’s Net Margins Decline in 3Q17?

    For 3Q17, Philip Morris International (PM) posted a gross margin, an EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margin, and a net margin of 63.4%, 44.1%, and 26.4%, respectively.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Will Altria’s Earnings Rise in Next 4 Quarters?

    During the next four quarters, analysts are expecting Altria Group (MO) to post EPS (earnings per share) of $3.37.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Will Philip Morris’s Q4 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    Philip Morris International (PM) is scheduled to post its fourth-quarter earnings results before the market opens on February 7.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    What’s Expected for Altria’s Earnings

    Analysts’ expectations For the next four quarters, analysts expect Altria Group (MO) to post EPS (earnings per share) of $3.51, which represents 11.1% growth from the $3.16 seen in the last four quarters. Earnings growth Altria’s EPS growth is expected to be driven by revenue growth, net margin expansion, and share repurchases. For the next four […]

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    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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    Philip Morris’s 3Q15 Market Valuation and the S&P 500 Index

    As of October 16, Philip Morris is trading at a higher valuation than the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial, with a 18.6x forward earnings PE multiple.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Altria Beats Philip Morris’s EPS Growth in First Three Quarters

    In the first three quarters of 2018, Altria Group (MO) posted adjusted EPS of $3.04, which represents growth of 22.6% from $2.48 in the corresponding three quarters of the previous year.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    How Altria’s Valuation Multiple Compares with Peers’

    Altria Group (MO) posted its fourth-quarter earnings on January 31. During the quarter, the company’s EPS met analysts’ expectations.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    How Analysts View Philip Morris’s Revenues in 3Q17

    For the next four quarters, analysts expect Philip Morris International (PM) to post net revenues of ~$30.7 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Analysts’ Recommendations for Altria after Its 1Q17 Earnings

    Although Altria’s 1Q17 earnings and revenues were lower than analysts’ estimates, analysts raised the target price marginally from $73.2 to $73.6.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Was Altria’s 4Q16 Revenue Lower than Analyst Estimates?

    Altria posted a net revenue, excluding excise taxes, of $4.73 billion, which represents year-over-year growth of 0.1%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    What Drove Philip Morris’s Revenue in Q3 2018?

    In the third quarter, Philip Morris International (PM) posted revenue of $7.50 billion, outperforming analysts’ expectation of $7.17 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    What Drove Philip Morris’s Revenue in the Fourth Quarter?

    In the fourth quarter, Philip Morris International (PM) posted revenue of $7.50 billion, outperforming analysts’ expectation of $7.39 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    How Analysts View Philip Morris after Its 2Q17 Earnings

    Of the 19 analysts that cover Philip Morris, 47.4% are recommending a “buy,” 47.4% are recommending a “hold,” and 5.3% are recommending a “sell.”

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Philip Morris Stock Falls on Weak Outlook

    Philip Morris International (PM) reported its second-quarter results today and lowered its 2018 EPS guidance.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Philip Morris Stock Rose 3 Percent Due to Earnings Surprise

    Philip Morris stock has risen as much as 3.2% in the pre-market session today as of 8:55 AM ET. The company posted its second-quarter results.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Will Altria’s Q2 Earnings Be a Boom or Bust?

    Analysts expect Altria to report revenues of $5.08 billion in the second quarter of 2020—a fall of 2.2% from $5.19 billion in the second quarter of 2019.

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    Why Philip Morris Looks Attractive at These Levels

    So far this year, Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) has lost 17.0% of its stock value. The stock has underperformed the broader equity markets.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Philip Morris Stock Rises after FDA Approves IQOS

    On Tuesday, the FDA authorized Philip Morris’s IQOS, an electrically heated tobacco unit, to be marketed as a modified risk tobacco product.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Barclays Downgrades Altria, Worries about Declining Market Share

    Today, Gaurav Jain of Barclays downgraded Altria Group (NYSE:MO) from “overweight” to “equal weight.” He also lowered his target price from $50 to $43.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    What to Expect from Philip Morris in Q2

    This year, Philip Morris stock has been subdued, losing 13.6% of its value. The company is set to report its second-quarter earnings on July 21.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    How Do Philip Morris and Altria Compare in 2020?

    So far this year, Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) and Altria Group (NYSE:MO) have underperformed the broader equity markets.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Is It Time for Investors to Buy Philip Morris?

    Despite the impressive first-quarter performance, Philip Morris’s stock price has declined. As of May 7, the company was trading at $70.14.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    What Can Investors Expect from Altria’s Q1 Results?

    Currently, 14 analysts cover Altria stock. Many analysts have a bullish view on the stock due to its higher dividend yield and lower valuation.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Philip Morris Beats Top and Bottom-Line Estimates in Q1

    Philip Morris reported its earnings results for the first quarter of 2020. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $1.21 on revenues of $7.15 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    What to Expect from Philip Morris’s Q1 Earnings

    As of April 13, Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) was trading at 73.95—a fall of 11.3% since the announcement of its fourth-quarter earnings on February 6.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    2 High-Yielding Dividend Tobacco Stocks during Downturn

    Investors should find safety in high-yielding dividend stocks amid the downturn. Altria and Philip Morris both deliver stable earnings and constant dividends.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Morgan Stanley Upgrades Altria Group to ‘Overweight’

    On March 16, Morgan Stanley upgraded Altria Group (NYSE:MO) from “equal weight” to “overweight” with a target price of $49.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Are Philip Morris’s Numbers Attractive in 2020?

    As of March 10, Philip Morris (PM) was trading at $84.73—a fall of 0.4% since the beginning of this year. PM has outperformed the broader equity market and its peers.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Should You Consider Buying Altria Group?

    As of March 6, Altria Group (NYSE:MO) was trading at $42.15—a fall of 15.9% since the company reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020 on January 30.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Philip Morris Beats Analysts’ Top and Bottom-Line Estimates

    Today, Philip Morris reported its fourth-quarter earnings. For the quarter, the company posted an adjusted EPS of $1.22 on revenues of $7.71 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    What to Expect from Philip Morris in Q4

    Philip Morris will report its Q4 earnings before the market opens on Thursday. Analysts expect the company’s revenue to rise and its adjusted EPS to fall. 

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Altria Meets Earnings Estimates, Misses on Revenue

    Today, Altria Group reported its fourth-quarter earnings, which ended on December 31. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $6.0 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Altria Stock: Inexpensive Valuation, High Dividend Yield

    Altria (MO) stock has recovered recently and risen by about 8% in a month. However, the stock has underperformed peers and broader markets this year.

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    Check Out These Dividend-Paying Consumer Stocks

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    10 Consumer Stocks for Consistent Dividend Income

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    Consumer

    Why Citigroup Prefers Altria over Philip Morris

    Citigroup has upgraded Altria and downgraded Philip Morris. It expects lower cigarette volume declines and has a favorable outlook on traditional tobacco.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria Gives Juul Labs Update, Stock Gets Beating

    When Altria posted its earnings yesterday, things looked positive. However, after news about Juul Labs, MO stock lost momentum and closed 2.6% lower.

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    Consumer

    Why Altria Could Jump on Its Q3 Earnings Beat

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