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  1. The Share Buyback Report: The Consumer Staples Sector

    May 29, 2016
    Analyze share repurchase data for the consumer staples sector. Identify the factors that influence buybacks over time and ...
  2. EU Cigarette Packaging Law and Menthol Ban Upheld

    May 9, 2016
    The European Union's Court of Justice stubbed out a challenge by tobacco giants Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) and ...
  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. AIVSX: American Funds Investment Company Performance Case Study

    May 4, 2016
    Learn more about American Funds Investment Company of America mutual fund including fund history, asset holding composition, ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. ABALX: American Funds American Balanced Fund Performance Case ...

    April 29, 2016
    Explore the performance of the American Funds American Balanced Fund, including how the fund limits volatility, as well as ...
  7. ANCFX: American Funds Fundamental Investors Performance Case ...

    April 28, 2016
    Explore the yearly returns of the American Funds Fundamental Investors Class A shares since 2012, including the months when ...
  8. ABALX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 24, 2016
    Discover the five largest holdings in the American Funds American Balanced A Fund, along with key performance metrics for ...
  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. ANCFX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Funds Fundamental Investors fund, and determine how the fund's makeup has evolved ...
  12. ABALX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Balanced Fund from American Funds, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  13. 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, ...
  14. Consumer Staples ETFs Are Attracting Assets in 2016 (XLP, VDC)

    April 6, 2016
    Learn about how the consumer staples sector reacts in times of market volatility and discover which ETFs in this sector have ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. ANCFX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 3, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Fundamental Investors portfolio, a mutual fund which has a solid track record of above-average ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. ANCFX: Overview of American Funds Fundamental Investors Fund

    March 27, 2016
    Discover American Funds Fundamental Investors Fund, a large-cap stock fund with excellent long-term returns. Learn about ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Consumer Staple Stocks Are Poised to Pop

    March 23, 2016
    These strong uptrends suggest that consumer staples is the sector where you want to put your money.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. (VDC) Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the five top holdings in Vanguard's Consumer Staples exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate the financial position ...
  24. 4 Defensive ETFs Worth Your While (VHT, PGX)

    March 19, 2016
    Find out which top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) would be well worth your consideration when deploying a defensive investment ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. AIVSX: Overview of Investment Company of America Fund

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the American Funds Investment Company of America, a growth and income fund with an 80-plus-year history of providing ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 3 Best Defensive Stocks for 2016

    December 16, 2015
    Learn about the three best defensive stocks for 2016, including some big names in the casino and resort development, tobacco ...
  31. 3 Blue Chip Stocks with Fat Dividends

    December 7, 2015
    Discover what factors go into determining a great dividend stock, and learn about three large, stable companies that offer ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. The 6 Best Dividend Stocks in the Consumer Staples Sector (PG, ...

    October 7, 2015
    Learn about the top six companies that make an attractive investment for investors looking for stocks for dividend income ...
  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. How Will e-cigarettes Affect Big Tobacco? (RAI, PM)

    September 28, 2015
    E-cigarettes have emerged as a threat to cigarette makers. Will they be able to ward off this threat?
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. The 10 Richest Women In Finance

    July 24, 2015
    Who are the top 10 women in the financial industry?
  41. Philip Morris Trounces Q2 Estimates (PM)

    July 16, 2015
    Cigarettes might be no-go items in many businesses across America, but as a business itself, tobacco remains well in the ...
  42. 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, ...
  43. 3 Reasons Philip Morris Stock Could Fall (PM)

    June 16, 2015
    One of the most familiar names among dividend investors is international tobacco pioneer Philip Morris International (NYSE: ...
  44. 3 Reasons to Buy Philip Morris International Stock (PM, AAPL)

    June 5, 2015
    Among international tobacco companies, Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) is the best known in the U.S., with competitors ...
  45. 3 Key Numbers for Philip Morris International (PM)

    May 21, 2015
    Among cigarette makers worldwide, Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) is one of the most important for U.S. investors. ...
  46. The Pros & Cons Of A Strong Dollar

    May 14, 2015
    As the U.S. economy has emerged from the Great Recession, the strength of the U.S. dollar has also improved.
  47. Should You Buy Marijuana Stock?

    May 12, 2015
    The legalization of marijuana has created a new investment niche: pot stocks.
  48. 5 Things Philip Morris Wants You to Know (PM)

    May 8, 2015
    With the power of the well-known Marlboro brand behind it, Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) has become a player in ...
  49. How Altria Lights Up Portfolios

    April 22, 2015
    A look at how the highly profitable brands of tobacco giant Altria just won't quit.
  50. Is It The End Of The Mexican Telecom Monopoly?

    April 1, 2015
    A monopoly has dominated the Mexican telecom market for decades, but new regulations are changing that. Where will Carlos ...
  51. Philip Morris International Faces a New Threat (PM)

    March 16, 2015
    After decades of litigation and regulatory challenges in the U.S., investors initially believed Philip Morris International ...
  52. What’s The Smartest Way To Play Tobacco Stocks?

    March 10, 2015
    While the United States economy continues to grow, the U.S. tobacco industry keeps shrinking.
  53. The Pros and Cons of a Weak Euro

    February 12, 2015
    The lingering Eurozone crisis has caused the euro to decline against the U.S. dollar. Who are the real winners and losers ...
  54. The Third Trait That Helps 'Forever Stocks' Crush The Market

    December 11, 2014
  55. Revealed: The Most Shareholder-Friendly Companies On The Planet

    December 11, 2014
  56. When The Market Gets Rough Turn To This ETF

    September 26, 2014
    Recent weakness in commodities and the broad market indices has led investors to start looking toward defensive sectors such ...
  57. Add Some Sin To Your Portfolio With This ETF

    August 22, 2014
    There are thousands of ETFs on the market but none dedicated to sin stocks. Here's a look at a few alternatives to consider.
  58. A 16.6% Yield From One Of The Largest Cash-Hoarding Companies ...

    August 19, 2014
    December 2, 2004 was a pretty good day for Steve Ballmer. On that day, the 49-year-old CEO of Microsoft received a dividend ...
  59. 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, ...
  60. Ronnie Moas' Latest Update On Blacklisted Stocks

    May 16, 2014
    Ronnie Moas, founder and director of research at Standpoint Research, was a guest on Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep this ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. How To Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    August 21, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  63. The Value Of Sin Stocks

    July 31, 2013
    On the whole, these sinful stocks offer little value to society, that doesn't mean they don't have value for investors.
  64. How to Build the Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    January 24, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  65. Why I'm Glad About the Fiscal Cliff

    December 31, 2012
    America is looking over the precipice of the fiscal cliff and it appears that a deal will not be reached before the New Year. ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 4 Dividend Stocks That Could Wreck Your Retirement

    October 5, 2012
    With interest rates at historic lows, retirees and other income investors are more likely than ever to fall into a dangerous ...
  69. Philip Morris and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big ...

    September 13, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has moved up 0.3%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.1%; and the Dow has ...
  70. Portfolio Pruning 101

    July 27, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray takes an in-depth look at his successful Charts in Play Portfolio, as he looks to take profits on ...
  71. Invest In Consumer Staples

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

    May 31, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  73. 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 ...
  74. Time To Rotate Back Into Consumer Staples

    May 17, 2012
    The Consumer staples sector is the place to invest if the risk-on trade continues to unwind. XLP is the largest ETF of this ...
  75. 4 Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 16, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  76. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  77. 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 ...
  78. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

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

    February 28, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  80. ETFs For Facebook IPO

    February 14, 2012
    Both the social media and IPO ETFs will likely add Facebook to their portfolios in the coming months.
  81. Tobacco Stocks Are Still Addictive

    February 7, 2012
    The tobacco industry has been one of the top performing sectors over the last decade.
  82. ETF With A Big Yield And Super Dividend

    February 3, 2012
    The Global X Superdividend ETF is trading at the best level in three months, and has a big dividend yield.
  83. 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 & ...
  84. Bullish Engulfing Candle In An Uptrend

    January 17, 2012
    These four stocks are in uptrends that recently had a bullish engulfing candlestick pattern.
  85. An Easy Way to Spot Dominant Trends

    January 4, 2012
    Simply by examining opening price signals (OPS), traders can quickly identify the trend for a particular security and determine ...
  86. The Year In Tobacco Stocks

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

    December 2, 2011
    Cigarette stocks are hitting all-time highs.
  88. 5 Stocks For a Stable, Dividend Portfolio

    December 1, 2011
    Five stocks with dividend yields above 2.5% and trade with low volatility.
  89. Tobacco's Big Yield

    November 16, 2011
    Huge yields are available in the tobacco field.
  90. The Trend Is Your Friend

    October 6, 2011
    With the primary trend heading lower, selling the bounces may be the ticket
  91. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    April 8, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  92. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 14, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  93. 6 Consumer Staples Yielding High Dividends

    January 12, 2011
    If it's security, stability and a dividend you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  94. Smoking Stocks In 2010

    December 28, 2010
    It was a mixed-bag performance for cigarette makers in 2010.
  95. Treasury Shares Wreak Havoc On Retained Earnings

    December 14, 2010
    Aeropostale's retirement of 47.5 million shares in October is worth looking into.
  96. Revealing Four Companies' Earnings Quality

    August 17, 2010
    How to perform a quick quality test to ascertain a company's earnings quality.
  97. Low Prices, Weak Sentiment Means Strong Stocks

    July 21, 2010
    Weak consumer sentiment and low prices result in strong stock performance for some companies.
  98. Stocks That Protect Against Deflation

    June 21, 2010
    Although recent data suggests prices may be falling, inflation may still take over in the long term due to the excess liquidity ...
  99. Value Picks Abound

    June 2, 2010
    The market slide is a boon to value investors wanting to buy into some big names.
  100. Follow The Smart Money For Sinful Returns

    May 21, 2010
    Looking for returns in the alcohol and cigarette space could lead to big profits.
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