Good day, and welcome to the Philip Morris International Fourth Quarter 2013 Full Year Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is scheduled to last about one hour including remarks by Philip Morris International management and the question-and-answer session. Media representatives on the call will ...
We don't expect to make any significant changes to our fair value estimate for Altria MO following the release of fourth-quarter and full-year results by the firm. While the company's core tobacco franchises, Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International , performed well in 2006, Altria's ...
Beaten down by the specter of rising interest rates, a sluggish emerging-markets consumer, and currency headwinds, the U.S. consumer staples sector offers strong dividends, high-quality stocks, and an attractive relative valuation.
Our top managers continue to focus on higher-quality businesses, with dividend-paying stocks like Philip Morris International rising to the forefront during the most recent period.
We are finding more undervalued names in this moaty sector.
Roundtable Report: At the outset of 2014, Morningstar strategists dig into the market's current valuation and expected return, seek out high-quality U.S. and foreign stock opportunities, size up the role of cash today, assess the Fed's impact on the market, and reveal the best ways to fight inflation.
Investors need to optimize total return with a good mix of dividend yield, growth, and quality, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.