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.
Reynolds American has invested heavily in these new products, and FDA scrutiny could torpedo those plans.
F5 Networks is upgraded to 'buy' at BofA/Merrill, while Walgreen is downgraded to 'neutral' at Goldman.
With a rising dividend, aggressive buybacks and a growing global market, this cigarette maker shows that where there's smoke there's fire.
Cigarette sales by subsidiary Philip Morris underpin profitability, stock price.
We need reasons beyond 'commodities down, buy financial assets' -- because we have been down this path so many times.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
The Fed's latest statement confirms that it won't be coming to the rescue of depositors soon, but these institutions are worth following anyway.
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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