The global economy looks shaky, but these dividends are sturdy.
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.
F5 Networks is upgraded to 'buy' at BofA/Merrill, while Walgreen is downgraded to 'neutral' at Goldman.
Goldman downgrades Philip Morris, while CIBC upgrades Potash Corp.
With a rising dividend, aggressive buybacks and a growing global market, this cigarette maker shows that where there's smoke there's fire.
The list includes names poised for capital appreciation over the next year.
Expedia, Philip Morris and Las Vegas Sands are downgraded to 'neutral.'
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