MO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Marketshare Continues to Drive Altria (MO)

    October 27, 2016
    But there’s good news and bad news.
  2. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    October 23, 2016
    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. ...
  3. Altria Just Became a Major AB InBev Shareholder

    October 13, 2016
    Tobacco giant Altria (NYSE: MO) has effectively inherited a position as a top shareholder in the newly expanded brewer Anheuser-Busch ...
  4. Best Roth IRA Stocks for 2016 (HCN, MO)

    September 9, 2016
    The best Roth IRA stocks combine to create a growing stream of dividends with steady capital appreciation and low risk of ...
  5. Top 6 Companies Owned by Altria (MO, SAB.L)

    September 5, 2016
    Altria's diversification into alternative tobacco products and alcohol, while maintaining existing cash flow, is a winning ...
  6. Altria is a Growth Story of Smokeless Options (MO)

    August 31, 2016
    Traditional tobacco sales might be slowing, but Altria is tapping into demand for e-cigs and heat tobacco products.
  7. A-B InBev to Cut 5,500 Jobs After SABMiller Merger

    August 29, 2016
    Now that the regulatory hurdles have been cleared and the shareholder votes are planned, the hard work of planning the integration ...
  8. Top 5 Tobacco Stocks of 2016 (MO, RAI)

    August 27, 2016
    Get information on the five best tobacco stocks for 2016, and learn why sin stocks continue to perform well and attract investors.
  9. Buy The Tobacco Dip

    August 23, 2016
    After smokin'-hot performance since 2009, tobacco stocks pulled back to key support levels after early July's risk-off exodus ...
  10. American Funds Shedding Dividend Payers for Growth (BABA, MO)

    August 23, 2016
    American Funds, with $1.3T in AUM, is shifting towards a growth strategy.
  11. Miller Accepts AB-InBev Offer -- but With a Catch

    August 1, 2016
    That didn't take long. After doubt briefly emerged over whether Anheuser-Busch InBev's (NYSE: BUD) revised offer -- altered ...
  12. Did Brexit Just Kill A-B InBev/Miller Megamerger?

    July 28, 2016
    After alcoholic beverage giants Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) and SABMiller (NASDAQOTH: SBMRY) worked for months to get ...
  13. These Stocks Are Strong August Performers

    July 28, 2016
    These four stocks tend to perform well in August, rallying more than 70% of the time over the last 26 years.
  14. Brexit Raises Cost of A-B InBev's Miller Merger

    July 27, 2016
    Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) was forced to increase its takeover offer for SABMiller (NASDAQOTH: SBMRY) because the ...
  15. E-Cigarette Industry Sues to Block New FDA Rules

    June 23, 2016
    The electronic cigarette industry is fighting back against the deeming regulations handed down by the FDA last month, that ...
  16. Big Tobacco Gets Another Win at the Supreme Court

    June 22, 2016
    Big Tobacco just got another piece of good news from the Supreme Court: The high court refused to hear an appeal from Illinois ...
  17. 5 Tempting Sin Stocks (RAI,MO,TAP,CZR,BYD)

    June 22, 2016
    These five sin stocks have performed well over the last year. Will this trend continue?
  18. Europe Can't Use RICO to Sue Reynolds American

    June 21, 2016
    Many people are familiar with how the government has taken the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), ...
  19. Is Now the Time to Invest in Sin Stocks? (BJK, MO)

    June 1, 2016
    Bullish chart patterns on the charts of these sin stocks and related ETF suggests now is the time to buy.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. (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 ...
  26. American Funds Capital Income Builder Trends in 2016 (CAIBX)

    April 15, 2016
    Learn about the composition of the American Funds Capital Income Builder fund, and discover how its makeup has evolved between ...
  27. 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, ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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?
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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. ...
  58. 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.
  59. 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, ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. How Altria Lights Up Portfolios

    April 22, 2015
    A look at how the highly profitable brands of tobacco giant Altria just won't quit.
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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, ...
  72. 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 ...
  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. Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  75. 7 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

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

    February 7, 2012
    The tobacco industry has been one of the top performing sectors over the last decade.
  77. Constellation Waits For The Stars To Be Right

    July 5, 2011
    Constellation needs to liven up its brands to keep the stock exciting.
  78. Product Demand Elasticity

    March 25, 2011
    Demand elasticity is the ultimate measure of how consumer shopping patterns will change with economic conditions.
  79. 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. ...
  80. 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.