The industry is offsetting revenue declines by cutting costs, boosting prices and diversifying into smokeless tobacco products like snuff.
These 4 picks don't really need a robust economy to perform well.
If the oil giant wants to impress Wall Street, it will have to pay a higher dividend or grow its profits.
Johnson Controls is upgraded to 'buy,' and Janney Capital is initiating apparel companies.
Aetna is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Zynga is initiated with an 'underperform.'
The CDC takes its gloves off and goes after Big Tobacco.
Higher cigarette pricing and a dominant position in the smokeless tobacco industry are key growth drivers.
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