Maybe they should change the name so their is no mental (however feeble)connection to the bad news affecting MO. You watch, PM will drop on the news that MO got nailed for an 8 mil dollar settlement in Florida.
The plaintiffs in "Hess" sought a total of $130 million in compensatory/punitive. They "received" ( quotation marks, for the verdict will be subject to a lengthy appellate review ) $8 million.
The morning's wire stories regarding "Hess" are completely imbalanced, quoting anti-tobacco "project" activist ambulance-chasers -- ah, pardon me, "attorneys," and the plaintiff's lawyer himself. Not a word from an analyst or money manager.