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.
In the current volatile environment, it may be better to go for dividends than to try riding out the storm.
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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Shopping at Costco saves money, even after paying the $55 membership fee, but comes at the price of buying in bulk and limited selection.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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