The industry is offsetting revenue declines by cutting costs, boosting prices and diversifying into smokeless tobacco products like snuff.
Safeway is downgraded to 'neutral' at Credit Suisse, and WABCO Holdings is initiated with a 'neutral' at Goldman.
The CDC takes its gloves off and goes after Big Tobacco.
Technical signals in some of the S&P's strongest stocks indicate now is a high-risk time to buy.
Higher cigarette pricing and a dominant position in the smokeless tobacco industry are key growth drivers.
Ralph Lauren is upgraded to 'buy,' while Deere is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Tobacco stocks may not be the most popular products in the eyes of many, but their growth and dividend potential remains compelling for income investors.
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Consumers are very status conscious in Asia, Africa and other emerging-market areas. This is especially true in China.
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