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  1. Lorillard's blu eCigs Offer blu PLUS+ Rechargeable Kits - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Following the overwhelming response to the limited pre-launch of blu PLUS+ in fall 2014, cigarette maker Lorillard, Inc.'s ...
  2. Though dividends are thought to realm of conservative investors, they deserve a place in all portfolios. Here are some of the best bets.

    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 ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  5. The Largest U.S. Product Liability Cases

    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 ...
  6. 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, ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    June 10, 2014
    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook
  9. How Philip Morris International Lights Up Portfolios

    May 16, 2014
    Never mind the obvious risk, humanity's love affair with cigarettes is an enduring one. Even in an abstemous U.S., 18.1% ...
  10. Five Stocks Whose Growth Rides On Low-Income Customers

    Five Stocks Whose Growth Rides On Low-Income Customers

    May 2, 2014
    Catering to the rich won’t make you rich; there just aren’t enough of them to go around. But become popular with the regular ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Smoking still has many of the perceived

    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, ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Analyzing Standard & Poor’s Depositary Receipts, or SPDRs serves as one of the best proxies to see what the best performing areas of the economy are.

    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 ...
  16. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  17. 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 ...
  18. EU Makes Tougher Smoking Rules - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    According to media reports, the European Union has passed stricter rules for the tobacco biggies as part of the anti tobacco ...
  19. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  20. 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 ...
  21. Lorillard Exceeds, Ups Dividend - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. (LO) delivered fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 79 cents per share, which exceeded ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. Reynolds Retains Neutral Rec - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    We maintained our Neutral recommendation on Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) following the appraisal of the second quarter 2 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

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

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

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

    May 31, 2012
    Stocks that consistently pay sizable dividends offer important advantages to individual investors. Here are five worth a ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 4 Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 16, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  33. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

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

    February 28, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  37. 7 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

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

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

    January 31, 2012
    Altria is a profitable run-off company.
  40. 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 & ...
  41. The Year In Tobacco Stocks

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

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

    November 16, 2011
    Huge yields are available in the tobacco field.
  44. 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.
  45. 7 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    September 28, 2011
    S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends
  46. 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
  47. 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.
  48. Constellation Waits For The Stars To Be Right

    July 5, 2011
    Constellation needs to liven up its brands to keep the stock exciting.
  49. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    April 8, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  50. 5-Star Dividend Stocks

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

    March 25, 2011
    Demand elasticity is the ultimate measure of how consumer shopping patterns will change with economic conditions.
  52. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

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

    December 28, 2010
    It was a mixed-bag performance for cigarette makers in 2010.
  54. 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.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. 5 Runaway Stocks With More Room To Run

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

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

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

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

    May 21, 2010
    Looking for returns in the alcohol and cigarette space could lead to big profits.
  63. 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.
  64. 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. ...
  65. 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.
  66. America's Top Dividend-Paying Stocks

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

    January 22, 2010
    Great investment potential lies in the telecoms.
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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.
  70. 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 ...
  71. Cigarettes: The "Armageddon Trade"

    September 14, 2009
    Cigarettes: The "Armageddon Trade"
  72. 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. ...
  73. Consumer Staples Stocks Avoid The Dividend Axe

    April 23, 2009
    A look at consumer staples stocks and dividend increases.
  74. Philip Morris Smokes The Competition

    February 24, 2009
    This company should be able to help its investors ride out prolonged, worldwide economic turmoil.
  75. Sizzling Sin Stocks

    February 23, 2009
    Sin stocks may not always be a safe haven during troubling times. However, that doesn't mean they should be forgotten.
  76. 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 ...
  77. Sinful Stocks For Blissful Returns

    October 15, 2008
    Picking your portfolio based on sin stocks otherwise known as unethical investments.
  78. Five Dividend Darlings For October 9

    October 9, 2008
    We look at several companies that investors should consider stashing some cash in while waiting for the market to rebound. ...
  79. Philip Morris Going Up In Smoke? (PM)

    July 21, 2008
    After trying to break through previous highs, Philip Morris has lost some steam, with indicators pointing that there is more ...
  80. Kraft Sales Grow, Input Costs Drag

    April 30, 2008
    Despite a drop in profits, Kraft beat estimates and saw its sales climb.
  81. Tobacco Stocks Light Up During Recession

    March 12, 2008
    The bear doesn't have his paws on most tobacco stocks yet. Maybe they're not the right brand, or maybe we really are in a ...
  82. Three Sinful Stocks That'll Fill Your Wallet (MO, HOG, GT)

    November 2, 2007
    These companies might get the green thumbs down, but they could still be long-term winners.
  83. Cleaning Up With Clorox (CLX)

    April 27, 2007
    Widening margins and rapid debt reduction should make Clorox a long-term winner.
  84. The Effects of the Altria-Kraft Spin-Off (MO, KFT)

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look at the effects the Altria-Kraft spin-off could bring to the major stock market indices.
  85. USG Corp. Constructs A Profitable Future (USG)

    August 24, 2006
    USG Corp. settles its protracted litigation costs, and is ready to move forward.
  86. Exxon and Altria: Two Stocks Worthy of Concentration (XOM, MO)

    August 1, 2006
    While diversifying your portfolio may be good for maintaining wealth, concentrating your portfolio is good for building it. ...
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