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  1. AXA Is First Big European Insurer to Quit Tobacco

    May 25, 2016
    Health insurer AXA Group (NASDAQOTH: AXAHY) calls its decision to divest the $2 billion worth of tobacco stocks it holds ...
  2. Supreme Court Won't Hear Altria's Damages Appeal

    May 18, 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Altria's (NYSE: MO) Philip Morris USA unit over a $25 million penalty ...
  3. CWGIX: American Funds Capital World Growth and Income Top 5 Holdings

    May 6, 2016
    Discover which companies comprise the top five holdings of the American Funds Capital World Growth and Income A Fund, and ...
  4. CAIBX: American Funds Capital Income Builder Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    May 3, 2016
    Discover the top five equity holdings of American Funds' Capital Income Builders fund, a world asset allocation fund that ...
  5. Altria Says Congress Should Set Legal Smoking Age

    May 2, 2016
    Although tobacco giant Altria saw big sales volume increases in the most recent quarter, the trend for cigarettes is still ...
  6. Berkshire Hathaway Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (BRK.B, RAI)

    May 1, 2016
    Discover which companies supply Berkshire Hathaway's diverse range of businesses and depend on the conglomerate as a critical ...
  7. Altria Group vs. Reynolds American: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    April 24, 2016
    Find out whether Altria or Reynolds American is a better high-dividend yielding consumer defensive "sin stock" to add to ...
  8. (MO) Who are Altria's Main Competitors?

    April 18, 2016
    Learn about the financial profile of Altria Group and three of its competitors. Discover why these companies have performed ...
  9. CAIBX: American Funds Capital Income Builder Trends in 2016

    April 15, 2016
    Learn about the composition of the American Funds Capital Income Builder fund, and discover how its makeup has evolved between ...
  10. The Market In 5 Minutes: Mamba Out

    April 14, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  11. The 3 Largest Consumer Noncyclical ETFs (XLP, VDC)

    April 6, 2016
    Find out which consumer noncyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest, in terms of most assets under management, ...
  12. Dividend-Hunters Drive 42 Stocks to All-Time Highs (KO, PM)

    April 5, 2016
    Fully 42 stocks in the S&P 500 hit all-time highs on Monday. The winners are mostly generous dividend payers, indicating ...
  13. AIVSX: American Funds I.C. of America Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 31, 2016
    Learn about the top-five holdings of The Investment Company of America, one of the nation's oldest equity mutual funds with ...
  14. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Consumer Staples ETFs (XLP, PG)

    March 23, 2016
    Find out which dividend-paying consumer staples exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are considered the best in their fund category ...
  15. Consumer Staples Sector: Industries Snapshot (KO, PEP)

    March 22, 2016
    Explore the six largest industries in the consumer staples sector. Learn about the competitive landscape, growth outlook ...
  16. The 5 Biggest Consumer Staples Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, ...

    March 20, 2016
    Explore the five largest consumer staples holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out how much of the portfolio is weighted ...
  17. CAIBX: Overview of American Funds Capital Income Builder

    March 18, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Capital Income Builder Fund, a world asset allocation fund from Capital Group that focuses ...
  18. 3 Popular Consumer Sector ETFs in 2016 (XLY, XLP)

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which consumer sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016 based on the amount of assets ...
  19. XLP Vs. VDC: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    March 8, 2016
    Discover the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF and the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, which are exchange-traded funds ...
  20. Altria's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MO)

    March 5, 2016
    Learn about Altria Group, a producer of tobacco products, and learn about its business by taking a closer look at its key ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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?
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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. ...
  44. 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.
  45. 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, ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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.
  51. 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 ...
  52. How Altria Lights Up Portfolios

    April 22, 2015
    A look at how the highly profitable brands of tobacco giant Altria just won't quit.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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. ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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, ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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, ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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, ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

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

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

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

    May 31, 2012
    Stocks that consistently pay sizable dividends offer important advantages to individual investors. Here are five worth a ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 4 Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 16, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  80. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  81. 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 ...
  82. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

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

    February 28, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  84. 7 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

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

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

    January 31, 2012
    Altria is a profitable run-off company.
  87. 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 & ...
  88. The Year In Tobacco Stocks

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

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

    November 16, 2011
    Huge yields are available in the tobacco field.
  91. 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.
  92. 7 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    September 28, 2011
    S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends
  93. 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
  94. 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.
  95. Constellation Waits For The Stars To Be Right

    July 5, 2011
    Constellation needs to liven up its brands to keep the stock exciting.
  96. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    April 8, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  97. 5-Star Dividend Stocks

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

    March 25, 2011
    Demand elasticity is the ultimate measure of how consumer shopping patterns will change with economic conditions.
  99. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

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

    December 28, 2010
    It was a mixed-bag performance for cigarette makers in 2010.
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