PM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Jeffries Is Not Thrilled About Philip Morris (PM)

    September 21, 2016
    On the other hand, it has not completely turned its back on the cigarette maker.
  2. Philip Morris Takes On Smugglers (PM)

    September 17, 2016
    Tobacco smuggling is big business, and it’s stealing profits from Philip Morris.
  3. The Street is Bullish on Philip Morris (PM)

    September 13, 2016
    Next generation products may mean new growth for cigarette maker.
  4. Philip Morris: 5 Secrets You Didn't Know (PM)

    September 11, 2016
    Here are five secrets about Philip Morris International, maker of the iconic Marlboro brand cigarettes, that you probably ...
  5. Philip Morris Taps Science to Reduce Risk (PM)

    September 6, 2016
    The tobacco company’s first update on its research reveals some of its plans to develop alternatives to cigarettes.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 ...
  8. Druckenmiller Adds Energy Holdings to Portfolio (PEP, KO)

    August 19, 2016
    Druckenmiller's Duquesne Family Office makes investments in the energy and materials sectors while cutting back on consumer ...
  9. How Brexit Could Impact Philip Morris Q2 Earnings (PM)

    July 18, 2016
    Perhaps the biggest question impacting Philip Morris is whether the global tobacco giant can get back to earnings growth? ...
  10. Philip Morris Loses Another Packaging Case

    July 11, 2016
    Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) suffered another legal setback last week after an international tribunal upheld Uruguay's ...
  11. Universal Corp. or Philip Morris: What's the Better Buy? (UVV, ...

    July 6, 2016
    Universal stock is priced at 12 times forward estimates of $4.51 per share, while Philip Morris shares are priced at forward ...
  12. Lower for Longer: Negative Yield in Corporate Bonds (BAC, JNJ)

    June 25, 2016
    Discover why for the first time in history, corporate bonds will drop into negative yield territory, joining sovereign bonds ...
  13. 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), ...
  14. Philip Morris Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Tuesday (PM)

    June 21, 2016
    Philip Morris will send its dividend payment on July 11 to shareholders of record as of June 23.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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, ...
  18. American Funds American Balanced Fund Performance Case Study ...

    April 29, 2016
    Explore the performance of the American Funds American Balanced Fund, including how the fund limits volatility, as well as ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. Portfolio Trends in 2016 (ABALX)

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Balanced Fund from American Funds, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  24. 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, ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. (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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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?
  42. 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?
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. The 10 Richest Women In Finance

    July 24, 2015
    Who are the top 10 women in the financial industry?
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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, ...
  49. 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: ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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. ...
  52. 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.
  53. Should You Buy Marijuana Stock?

    May 12, 2015
    The legalization of marijuana has created a new investment niche: pot stocks.
  54. 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 ...
  55. How Altria Lights Up Portfolios

    April 22, 2015
    A look at how the highly profitable brands of tobacco giant Altria just won't quit.
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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.
  59. 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 ...
  60. The Third Trait That Helps 'Forever Stocks' Crush The Market

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

    December 11, 2014
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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.
  66. Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  67. Tobacco Stocks Are Still Addictive

    February 7, 2012
    The tobacco industry has been one of the top performing sectors over the last decade.
  68. Bullish Engulfing Candle In An Uptrend

    January 17, 2012
    These four stocks are in uptrends that recently had a bullish engulfing candlestick pattern.
  69. Treasury Shares Wreak Havoc On Retained Earnings

    December 14, 2010
    Aeropostale's retirement of 47.5 million shares in October is worth looking into.
  70. 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. ...
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