|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 1000|
|Day's Range||82.29 - 84.98|
|52 Week Range||64.67 - 92.74|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.03|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||16.53|
|Earnings Date||Oct 17, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.56 (5.36%)|
|1y Target Est||96.22|
Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (PM) today released a white paper titled “Unsmoke: Clearing the Way for Change” based on findings from a major international study conducted for the company by independent research firm Povaddo. There is no question that, while the best choice is to quit cigarettes and nicotine altogether, the reality is that many people don’t. The survey—conducted in 13 countries among adults aged 21 to 74—forms the basis of the paper’s exploration around two core themes: the impact of smoking on personal relationships and the lack of information available about smoke-free products.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed that cigarette packs carry graphic new health warnings including pictures and text outlining lesser-known risks of smoking like bladder cancer and diabetes as well as lung cancer. The FDA said the proposed changes, which also drastically increase the size of the warnings, could be the most significant to cigarette labels in more than 35 years. The proposal also applies to cigarette advertisements, and would add 13 new warnings, along with colored pictures that outline the risk of diseases associated with smoking.
Buy Philip Morris stock over Altria, Bernstein says. But with plenty of uncertainty across the tobacco landscape, investors in these stocks may need to be ready for anything.
United States equities are catching a break Tuesday after President Donald Trump blinked and ordered the new 10% tariff on all remaining Chinese imports be delayed to December on certain high-profile items like cell phones and computer monitors. Yes folks, that means Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone prices are safe -- for now.Ostensibly, this was done to ensure that measured inflation averages don't rise. This keeps the pressure on the Federal Reserve to consider further interest rate cuts to weaken the dollar and sends stocks higher. * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now That's resulting in a big relief bid in the market, bolstering a number of defensive high-dividend stocks.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHere are four worth a look right now: Dividend Stock to Buy: Philip Morris International (PM)Shares of Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) were recently upgraded by Barclays analysts who are looking for a $100-per-share price target. While the company has been hurt by the rise of JUUL and other vaping competitors, it is responding with its own smoke-free products such as Marlboro's IQOS and HEETs. PM stock is enjoying a bounce off of its 50-day and 200-day moving averages.The company will next report results Oct. 17 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.37 per share on revenues of roughly $7.7 billion. When the company last reported July 18, earnings of $1.46 per share beat estimates by 13 cents on a 0.3% decline in revenues. The company pays a 5.5% dividend. Altria Group (MO)Altria Group (NYSE:MO) is the parent company of Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International, the latter of which was spun off in 2008. That move freed Altria of Philip Morris USA's legal and regulatory constraints.MO stock is currently trading near the $46 per-share level, capping a long decline that started in early April. Altria stock has seen a roughly 18% loss from there. * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What MO stock pays a near 7% dividend yield. Shares were recently upgraded by Goldman Sachs analysts from neutral to buy, with a $59 price target assigned. The company will next report results Oct. 31 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.14 per share on revenues of $5.3 billion. When the company last reported on July 30, earnings of $1.10 per share matched estimates on a 6.4% rise in revenues. Las Vegas Sands (LVS)Shares of casino operator Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) are finding their legs near the stock's early June lows around $52, setting up a rally to challenge its 50-day and 200-day moving averages and possibly push LVS stock back towards prior highs in the mid-$60s. Such a move would be worth a gain of around 20% from here.The company will next report results Oct. 23 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 77 cents per share on revenues of $3.3 billion. When the company last reported July 24, earnings of 72 cents per share missed estimates by 7 cents on a 0.9% rise in revenues. The company pays a 5.7% dividend yield. Ford Motor Company (F)Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares are basing near their 200-day moving average, setting up a rally to retest prior highs near $10.25 on the expectation that further interest rate cuts will boost auto affordability and thus demand. The company pays a 6.5% dividend yield.Ford will next report results Oct. 23 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 27 cents per share on revenues of $34.4 billion. When the company last reported July 24, earnings of 28 cents per share missed estimates by 3 cents on a 0.4% rise in revenues.As of this writing, William Roth did not hold any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Real Estate Investments to Ride Out the Current Storm * 7 Marijuana Penny Stocks to Consider for Those Who Can Handle Risk * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now The post 4 Big Dividend Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Coke is a highly respected company with a slew of well-known brands, and has paid a solid dividend for decades -- but here are three stocks with a higher yield.
This year, Altria (MO) expects its adjusted EPS to grow 4%–7% year-over-year to $4.15–$4.27. It's investing in product expansion and loyalty programs.
Switzerland scrapped a 1.8 million Swiss franc ($1.8 million) sponsorship deal with Philip Morris International for the country's pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai after being widely criticized for taking tobacco money to promote its image abroad. Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis made the decision so as "not to undermine the primary objective of the Swiss presence in Dubai, which is to convey a positive image of Switzerland", the foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. The World Health Organization (WHO) had criticized the deal for violating agreements it had struck over Expo sponsorships.
The following is a statement from Philip Morris International. On July 26, the World Health Organization released a report on global tobacco use which urges governments to step up efforts to help smokers quit. There is no question that the best choice is never to start using cigarettes or nicotine-containing products or if someone has, they should quit altogether.
Morgan Stanley argues that given an uncertain outlook for stocks in general, the cigarette company’s strong growth rate and juicy yield make in an attractive name to own.
Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping fight cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette firms about their latest products. The seventh "WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic" said blocking the industry's interference was critical to cutting the harm from tobacco use. "The tobacco industry has a long history of systemic, aggressive, sustained and well-resourced opposition to tobacco control measures," the report said.
Aug.20 -- Jacek Olczak, chief operating officer at Philip Morris International, discusses e-cigarettes, the risks for the products, regulations and their “unsmoked” campaign. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”