MO : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Analyzing Altria's Return on Equity (ROE) (MO)

    February 5, 2016
    Learn about Altria Group's return on equity (ROE) and analyze net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage to ...
  2. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Altria Stock (MO)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn the biggest risks to Altria Group stock through fundamental analysis. Also discover what external risks pose a threat ...
  3. Is Altria Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (MO)

    January 14, 2016
    Discover if Altria Group Inc.'s stock is the near-perfect investment vehicle for an IRA or a Roth IRA. Learn how to exploit ...
  4. 3 Income-Oriented Investments That are Top Bets for Retirement ...

    December 31, 2015
    Discover the three best income investments for 2016. Learn how to protect yourself and profit from Federal Reserve interest ...
  5. Philip Morris Loses Plain Cigarette Packaging Case

    December 18, 2015
    Anti-smoking activists won a major victory against Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) in Australia as a Singapore-based ...
  6. Altria's P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (MO, RAI)

    December 15, 2015
    Here's a look at Altria's price-to-earnings ratio and other metrics, and how the stock compares with rival Reynolds American.
  7. These Five Stocks Depend on Low-Income Consumers

    December 11, 2015
    Become popular with the regular joes (like these companies) and you'll need a wheelbarrow to make your bank deposits.
  8. Reynolds American Finalizes Global Vapor Deal (BTI, MO)

    December 2, 2015
    A little more than two months after Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) signed a "framework" agreement with British American Tobacco ...
  9. Philip Morris International's Profit Machine

    November 6, 2015
    Even in an abstemious U.S., 18.1% of adults smoke. But that's nothing compared to the rest of the world, served by Philip ...
  10. Anheuser-Busch InBev Gets Second Merger Extension (BUD, SBMRY)

    November 4, 2015
    Maybe the third time's the charm. Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) was granted another extension by British regulators after ...
  11. How Junk Food Earns Mondelēz $35B a Year

    October 29, 2015
    How and why Mondelēz spun off from Kraft. Where the company is going, and how it profits on multiple continents.
  12. Will A-B InBev Make a Fourth Bid for Miller? (BUD, MO)

    October 9, 2015
    It's said that the third time is the charm, but Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) may find it necessary to dip into the well ...
  13. These 3 High-Quality Stocks Are Dividend Royalty

    October 7, 2015
    Here are three resilient, dividend-paying companies that may mitigate some worry in an uncertain investing environment.
  14. Big Tobacco Renews Packaging Lawsuit Against FDA (ITYBY, MO)

    October 2, 2015
    The Food & Drug Administration wants to micromanage tobacco companies down to the colors of their cigarette packs and ...
  15. Is Big Tobacco a Good Investment? (MO, RAI)

    September 30, 2015
    Big Tobacco has consistently outperformed other sectors and produced good returns. Will this continue in the future?
  16. Reynolds Signs Vapor Deal With British American (BTI, RAI)

    September 24, 2015
    Having financially backed Reynolds American's (NYSE: RAI) $29 billion acquisition of rival Lorillard this summer, British ...
  17. Philip Morris International Bumps Dividend (PM, MO)

    September 17, 2015
    Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) is extending its streak of payout increases as the company announced it has raised ...
  18. 5 Dividend Stocks that Should Be on Your Watchlist

    September 10, 2015
    These stocks might not appreciate in a broad market selloff, but they're fundamentally sound and offer generous dividends.
  19. Why Altria and Reynolds Will Save Billions (MO, RAI)

    September 4, 2015
    U.S. tobacco companies stand to save billions of dollars soon, thanks to the expiration of the Tobacco Transition Payment ...
  20. Altria Extends Streak With Another Dividend Raise (MO)

    August 26, 2015
    Altria Group (NYSE: MO) is once again lighting up its dividend. The tobacco giant has increased its quarterly distribution ...
  21. Reynolds American Looks to Newport for Growth (RAI, MO)

    August 4, 2015
    With more than a month under its belt as a Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI), the cigarette maker is already plotting how to ...
  22. As E-Cig Sales Growth Slows, Big Tobacco Gains (MO, RAI)

    July 31, 2015
    Electronic cigarettes continue to grow, but their torrid pace of expansion is moderating, and that is positioning traditional ...
  23. Altria Group Smokes Earnings Estimates

    July 29, 2015
    Tobacco giant Altria (NYSE: MO) recently topped analyst estimates on both the top and bottom lines during its second quarter. ...
  24. Vice Can Be Nice: 4 Sin Stocks to Consider (LVS, MO)

    July 28, 2015
    These four sin stocks are likely to be resilient during a bear market.
  25. Philip Morris Trims Its Stake in Indonesia

    July 6, 2015
    Tobacco giant Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) plans to sell over $1 billion worth of shares in its Indonesian operation, ...
  26. 3 Reasons Altria Group Stock Could Fall (MO)

    July 1, 2015
    For long-term investors, Altria Group (NYSE: MO) has been one of the most resilient stocks in the market, defying lawsuits ...
  27. 3 Reasons Altria Group Stock Could Rise (MO, RAI)

    June 12, 2015
    For decades, many investors have believed Altria Group (NYSE: MO) was doomed to fail, with its tobacco business being the ...
  28. Altria Is the Most Impressive Dividend Stock Ever

    June 2, 2015
    Tobacco giant Altria Group (NYSE: MO) has been a favorite of dividend investors for a long time, as the company has consistently ...
  29. The 3 Key Numbers Altria Group Investors Must Know (MO)

    May 26, 2015
    Tobacco giant Altria Group (NYSE: MO) has long been a leader both within the U.S. cigarette industry and among investors ...
  30. Swing Trading Stocks to Buy Now

    May 18, 2015
    These stocks are set for another move higher, and are worth looking at for a possible buy.
  31. 5 Things Altria Group Wants You to Know (MO)

    May 13, 2015
    Tobacco giant Altria Group (NYSE: MO) has given investors highly successful results over the year, with strong long-term ...
  32. How Altria Lights Up Portfolios

    April 22, 2015
    A look at how the highly profitable brands of tobacco giant Altria just won't quit.
  33. Altria Could Be the Big Winner in This FTC Move (LO, MO)

    April 15, 2015
    The tobacco industry has been relatively stable for decades, so Reynolds American's (NYSE: RAI) announcement that it would ...
  34. More Bad News for Altria: Regulators Attack E-Cigs

    March 27, 2015
    For decades, tobacco giant Altria Group (NYSE: MO) has rewarded shareholders with extremely strong long-term returns, despite ...
  35. Why A High-Yield Dividend May Not Be Sustainable?

    March 9, 2015
    Dividend stocks are the foundation from which great retirement portfolios are built, and they serve multiple purposes for ...
  36. Is It Time To Shun Altria Group?

    March 5, 2015
    If you're in the market for a high-yielding dividend stock with an unmatched history of shareholder returns, then you can't ...
  37. The Best Bets In Dividend Stocks

    December 2, 2014
    Though dividends are thought to realm of conservative investors, they deserve a place in all portfolios. Here are some of ...
  38. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    October 23, 2014
    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," i.e. ...
  39. The 5 Largest U.S. Product Liability Cases

    August 18, 2014
    General Motors has been making headlines again this ear, but it's the type of press that no corporation ever wants to ...
  40. Two Compelling Ways To Invest In Sin

    August 12, 2014
    Marijuana needs to be legalized... At least that's what the editorial board at the New York Times thinks. On July 27, ...
  41. This Revolutionary Product Will Transform America's Oldest Industry

    July 16, 2014
    Sometimes it's easy to recognize when "the future" is on its way. For example, think back to the time you received ...
  42. The Most Shareholder-Friendly Company On Earth

    March 18, 2014
    It's one of the most controversial stocks we cover... And any time we mention it, you can be sure we'll get a couple ...
  43. 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, ...
  44. The World's Largest Hedge Fund Is Loading Up On These 3 Dividend ...

    February 20, 2014
    Although Feb. 14 is better known as Valentine's Day, it's also a date of particular significance for investment managers.#-ad_banner-#For ...
  45. Hunt For High Yields Like The World's Largest Hedge Fund

    February 20, 2014
    Although Feb. 14 is better known as Valentine's Day, it's also a date of particular significance for investment managers.#-ad_banner-#For ...
  46. The Best-Performing Sectors Of 2013

    February 19, 2014
    A sector represents a high-level way in which analysts and investors group similar companies together. Analyzing Standard ...
  47. An Urgent Warning For All Income Investors

    October 30, 2013
    The "Bond King" has issued a dire warning for income investors. If he's right, it could affect how much money people earn ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 2 Stocks to Buy from a Controversial But Highly Effective Investing ...

    December 21, 2012
    There is a little-known method that could soon become very controversial in the investing community, but if used correctly, ...
  50. The Top 10 Stocks for 2013

    December 19, 2012
    I told you a few days ago that it's our most popular piece of annual research. Literally hundreds of thousands of investors ...
  51. The Absolute Highest Yields You'll Find... in 8 Major Sectors

    December 13, 2012
    Readers of my articles should know by now that I'm always on the lookout for good dividend-paying ideas. There's no better ...
  52. Buffett Built His Empire Using This Simple Method

    October 16, 2012
    It might be one of the most controversial statements I've ever made. You aren't likely to hear anyone else say it, as it ...
  53. Rising Trend Channel Breakouts - Acceleration Or Top?

    July 4, 2012
    These stocks have been within rising trend channels, but recently have broken the trend channel to the upside. Such a breakout ...
  54. S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    June 26, 2012
    S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends
  55. Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  56. Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 31, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  57. Stocks Pay Huge Dividends

    May 31, 2012
    Stocks that consistently pay sizable dividends offer important advantages to individual investors. Here are five worth a ...
  58. Tobacco Stocks: Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

    May 22, 2012
    Plenty of judgment can be passed on the habit of tobacco consumption and the reality is the habit has been proven to be toxic ...
  59. 4 Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 16, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  60. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  61. Tobacco Stocks Set To Light Up

    April 17, 2012
    Most of the biggest players in the Tabacco industry will be reporting their quarterly results in the coming days. Expect ...
  62. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    February 28, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  63. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 28, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  64. 7 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    February 27, 2012
    S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends
  65. Tobacco Stocks Are Still Addictive

    February 7, 2012
    The tobacco industry has been one of the top performing sectors over the last decade.
  66. Altria's Ever-Shrinking Window

    January 31, 2012
    Altria is a profitable run-off company.
  67. 7 Hot High-Yield Plays

    January 27, 2012
    These little-known dividend payers should do well in this overall low-yield environment, says Mark Skousen of Forecasts & ...
  68. The Year In Tobacco Stocks

    December 27, 2011
    The year in tobacco stocks.
  69. Cigarettes Are Bad, Cigarette Stocks Aren't

    December 2, 2011
    Cigarette stocks are hitting all-time highs.
  70. Tobacco's Big Yield

    November 16, 2011
    Huge yields are available in the tobacco field.
  71. 6 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    November 4, 2011
    We combed through the S&P 500 to find 7 of the highest yielding stocks.
  72. 7 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    September 28, 2011
    S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends
  73. Attractive Dividend Stocks To Watch

    September 27, 2011
    Dividend yields, despite how insignificant they may seem, are a major component of equity returns as times goes on
  74. Three Safe Sectors For The Summer

    July 11, 2011
    With uncertainty beginning to creep back into the markets, investors may want to take a defensive posture.
  75. Constellation Waits For The Stars To Be Right

    July 5, 2011
    Constellation needs to liven up its brands to keep the stock exciting.
  76. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    April 8, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  77. 5-Star Dividend Stocks

    April 6, 2011
    Stocks that consistently pay sizable dividends offer important advantages to individual investors. Here are five worth a ...
  78. Product Demand Elasticity

    March 25, 2011
    Demand elasticity is the ultimate measure of how consumer shopping patterns will change with economic conditions.
  79. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 14, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  80. Smoking Stocks In 2010

    December 28, 2010
    It was a mixed-bag performance for cigarette makers in 2010.
  81. 5 Consumer Staples Yielding High Dividends

    November 17, 2010
    If it's security, stability and a dividend you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  82. 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 ...
  83. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    October 20, 2010
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  84. 10 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    September 9, 2010
    We combed through the S&P 500 to find the top 10 highest yielding stocks.
  85. 5 Runaway Stocks With More Room To Run

    August 23, 2010
    If these top performers hit weakness, it'll be time to buy.
  86. Diversified Dividends

    June 11, 2010
    These six diversified stocks spread out risk and offer handsome dividends.
  87. High Dividends In Consumer Non-Cyclicals

    May 24, 2010
    Here are five stocks with dividend yields over 5% with a solid company behind them.
  88. Are These Dividends For Real?

    May 21, 2010
    Though they have their downfalls, dividends are a reliable source of capital.
  89. Follow The Smart Money For Sinful Returns

    May 21, 2010
    Looking for returns in the alcohol and cigarette space could lead to big profits.
  90. Big Dividends In Large Caps

    May 13, 2010
    It may be the opportune time for investors willing to take on a little bit more risk.
  91. 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.
  92. High-Yield Stocks Vulnerable To Dividend Tax Increase

    April 6, 2010
    The tax rate on dividends could double for high bracket investors. That's could sink many high-yielding shares.
  93. America's Top Dividend-Paying Stocks

    March 29, 2010
    Stocks that have fallen out of favor with investors can make for great value plays.
  94. The S&P 500's Top Dividend-Paying Stocks

    January 22, 2010
    Great investment potential lies in the telecoms.
  95. Dividend Yields You Won't Believe

    January 18, 2010
    When they can be obtained as part of an effort to buy quality companies on the cheap, dividends can create enormous value ...
  96. Play Defense With These Two Consumer Staples

    December 2, 2009
    These two consumer staples may not be on your investment radar - but they are likely already in your home.
  97. Finding A Win In Sin

    October 30, 2009
    While socially responsible investing has its merits, investors adopting a pure moral portfolio maybe missing out some nice ...
  98. Cigarettes: The "Armageddon Trade"

    September 14, 2009
    Cigarettes: The "Armageddon Trade"
  99. 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.
  100. Consumer Staples Stocks Avoid The Dividend Axe

    April 23, 2009
    A look at consumer staples stocks and dividend increases.
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