Cowen starts coverage off on Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO ) with a Market Perform rating. The investment firm's report Is Soda the New Cigarette warns of more attacks on the soft drink industry. KO -0.1% premarket Post your comment!
Core Holding Likes: As the dominant cigarette maker almost everywhere except the U ..... earlier for Altria). Concerns: Global cigarette consumption is tipping into decline ..... company has been slow to offer alternative tobacco products, and now heavy spending weighs
eyes on Hollywood with product placement spots in movies seen as a way to boost recognition for e-cig brands. Traditional tobacco sellers have been shut out by regulators from paid placement ads for over 20 years. Vapor Corp. ( OTCQB:VPCO -7.2
By Rupert Hargreaves : Shares of Altria (NYSE: MO ) have surged during the past few months, as the tobacco sector as a whole has got a lift from the Reynolds/Lorillard deal. However, the company has also been given a boost as merger
By Albert Alfonso : Some people think of Altria (NYSE: MO ) as just another cigarette stock. However, unlike its peers, Altria is not a pure-play tobacco play due to its ownership stake in SABMiller (OTCPK: SBMRY ), a legacy from its
By Balanced Investing : The cigarette industry has been undergoing a revolution ..... the third largest market share in the tobacco industry. Reynolds American Plus Lorillard ..... Salem, blue Cigs etc, to Imperial Tobacco Complete Story »
* BAT unit working with Kind Consumer, Consort Medical (Adds analyst comments, more on product, backers)
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As electronic cigarettes flew off shelves on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, investors flocked to a business some hope will be the future for tobacco .
* Sector not as attractive for private funds as it once was
domestic market share of almost 50%, dominates the U.S. tobacco market. The company has a solid product portfolio, and Marlboro ..... is challenged because of the increasing demand for alternate tobacco products, growing consumer health consciousness and regulations