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  1. Still Addicted To Dividends? Satisfy Your Craving With Tobacco ...

    February 24, 2014
    While tobacco may be considered a sinful endeavor, cigarette stocks may be just what an income portfolio needs. For investors, ...
  2. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    October 24, 2013
    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have ...
  4. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook

    October 22, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook
  5. FDA Approves Two Lorillard Products - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Lorillard recently announced that FDA has authorized the company to sell two non-menthol versions of Lorillard???s flagship ...
  6. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  7. Reynolds' Launches Vuse in Colorado - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2013
    The giant tobacco maker Reynolds American Inc.'s subsidiary, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, has announced that its tailor-made ...
  8. Alliant Techsystems Looks To Guns For Growth

    May 14, 2013
    Norwest Equity Partners agreed May 13 to sell gun maker Savage Arms to Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK) for $315 million. While ...
  9. Lorillard and More Big Movers in Consumer/Non-Cyclical on December ...

    December 18, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has climbed 1.1%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.8% and the Dow is up 0.6%. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
  10. Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks ...

    November 19, 2012
    The Nasdaq has increased 1.7%, the S&P 500 has risen 1.5% and the Dow is trading up 1.3%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  11. Lorillard and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical on November ...

    November 13, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is up 0.2%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has moved up 0.5%. ...
  12. Anheuser-Busch InBev NV Among Consumer/Non-Cyclical's Biggest ...

    November 7, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq has fallen 2.7%; the S&P 500 is trading down 2.6%; and the Dow has declined ...
  13. Blue Chip Stocks Paying The Highest Dividends

    October 25, 2012
    While picking individual stocks is risky, these blue chip companies have histories that show they can be good choices.
  14. Lorillard and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical on October ...

    October 24, 2012
    The Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.1% and the Dow has moved up 0.3% after the morning's trading. ...
  15. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Diageo plc, Making Big ...

    October 23, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.9%; the S&P 500 is down 1.5%; and ...
  16. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Lorillard, Making Big ...

    September 24, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.7%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.2%; and the Dow is trading ...
  17. Anheuser-Busch InBev NV Among Consumer/Non-Cyclical's Biggest ...

    September 18, 2012
    The Nasdaq has increased 0.1%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has moved up 0.1% after the morning's trading. The ...
  18. Lorillard and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    September 11, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq is up 0.3%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.6%; and the Dow has climbed 0.7%. ...
  19. HJ Among Consumer/Non-Cyclical's Biggest Movers on August 29, ...

    August 29, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has remained steady. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
  20. 4 Dividend ETFs With Higher Yields Than LQD

    July 24, 2012
    Once upon a time, the conventional wisdom was that investors should hold stocks as a source of long-term capital appreciation ...
  21. Biggest Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector Movers for June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.7%; the S&P 500 is up 0.7%; and the Dow has increased ...
  22. Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 31, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  23. 4 Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 16, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  24. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  25. S&P 500's Most Overbought Stocks

    February 29, 2012
    Technical signals in some of the S&P’s strongest stocks indicate now is a high-risk time to buy but also validate ...
  26. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    February 28, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  27. Fire Behind the Smoke for These 5 Stocks

    February 14, 2012
    Tobacco stocks may not be the most popular products in the eyes of many, but their stocks’ growth and dividend potential ...
  28. Tobacco Stocks Are Still Addictive

    February 7, 2012
    The tobacco industry has been one of the top performing sectors over the last decade.
  29. Three Ways To Play Total Systems Services

    January 24, 2012
    The payment processor's stock has been all over the place the last decade. We show you three ways to play it.
  30. The Year In Tobacco Stocks

    December 27, 2011
    The year in tobacco stocks.
  31. Ride This ETF's Momentum Into 2012 And Beyond

    December 23, 2011
    The iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index ETF had a strong 2011 and is likely to carry this momentum into 2012 and beyond.
  32. Tobacco's Big Yield

    November 16, 2011
    Huge yields are available in the tobacco field.
  33. How to Use Technicals to Trade ETFs

    November 7, 2011
    A couple of health-care growth names are performing well after earnings, says Ken Shreve, who also shares his methodology ...
  34. Finding Solace In Non-Financial Dividends

    August 10, 2011
    With the recent market maelstrom, investors have once again begun the flight to quality. Adding a dose of non-financial dividends ...
  35. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 27, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  36. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    April 8, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  37. March's S&P 500 Winners and Losers

    April 1, 2011
    See the best and worst performing S&P 500 stocks from March 2011.
  38. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    March 28, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  39. Why Insiders Like These Three Stocks

    March 2, 2011
    These three stocks have been seeing quite a bit of insider activity recently, and are trading at attractive valuations.
  40. 5 Important Earnings Announcements For February 7

    February 4, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement for February 7 that you should ...
  41. Smoking Stocks In 2010

    December 28, 2010
    It was a mixed-bag performance for cigarette makers in 2010.
  42. Atmos Energy - Earnings Growth And A Dividend

    November 24, 2010
    ATO investors get steady earnings growth from a set of regulated businesses and a high yield from a company that has raised ...
  43. BIG Dividends, BIG Returns

    October 22, 2010
    High dividend paying stocks are present in many industries. But do you know how to analyze a balance sheet to ensure that ...
  44. 5 Stocks Sporting High Dividends

    August 23, 2010
    Stocks that consistently pay dividends can be a source of stability for individual investors. Here are five worth a look.
  45. Big Dividends In Consumer Goods

    June 21, 2010
    Investors looking for income may want to take a look into the consumer goods sector.
  46. Follow The Smart Money For Sinful Returns

    May 21, 2010
    Looking for returns in the alcohol and cigarette space could lead to big profits.
  47. Sin Stocks: The Natural Choice

    April 28, 2010
    Human nature compels people to undertake risky behavior, and it seems to have created a value opportunity with Vector Group.
  48. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    March 18, 2010
    Cigarettes may be bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  49. Dividend Stocks Making A Comeback

    January 26, 2010
    After a year of being ignored in favor of high-risk, high return assets, dividends are on the comeback trail. Here are some ...
  50. Smoking Stocks Of 2009

    December 29, 2009
    Little action in this sin stock group led to solid performances by the major cigarette makers in 2009.
  51. Dividend Joy With A Bank, Smoke And Hospital Linen

    August 5, 2009
    A look at three companies with secure distributions and a record of regular increases.
  52. Dividend All-Stars

    May 4, 2009
    Merck and DuPont have definite long-term potential, even in a fragile market.
  53. Sinful Returns With Philip Morris

    April 27, 2009
    Philip Morris International is looking promsing given the stability of its business and sinfully-healthy growth prospects.
  54. Invest In The Original S&P 500

    February 18, 2009
    An amazing number of the original companies in the S&P 500 index are still trading. I'll pick out some interesting choices ...
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