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Imperial Tobacco, one of the world’s leading tobacco companies, offers significant growth prospects as well as being one of the most defensive areas in consumer staples, Olivier de La Ferrière, fund manager at KBL Richelieu Gestion, told CNBC.com.
Goldman Sachs has been forced to delay the launch of its new corporate bond trading platform after a series of “logistical issues” beset the investment bank’s foray into electronic fixed-income trading, the Financial Times reports.
With interest rates so low, the story of 2011 was the hunt for yield. As a result, a tremendous amount of money flowed into tobacco stocks. But 2012 is a different story — at least with U.S.-based brands.
CNBC's Brian Shactman explains why investors are attracted to high dividend yielding tobacco stocks.
Apple shares plunged 9 percent on a single trade, causing it to be halted by the single stock circuit breaker rule because of volatility.
It was a bad day to be BATS. Its trading platform experienced a blunder on Apple—the highest-profile company in the world—and forced BAT to withdraw its IPO on the stock's first day of trading.
Stocks closed modestly higher Friday, but the Dow and S&P posted their worst weekly loss for the year after investors were rattled over slowdown fears in China and weak economic news from the euro zone.
Shares in the country’s third-largest exchange opened at $15.25 on Friday, falling below the company’s offering price of $16 a share. Almost immediately, volatility in the stock spiked — on news of a system problem at the exchange — and BATS halted trading on its own shares. The New York Times reports.
Take a look at some of Friday morning’s early movers:
U.S. tobacco stocks are up an average of 3.2 percent this year, while the S&P 500 has risen 8.8 percent, according to S&P. TheStreet.com analyzes six big-dividend stocks that could light up your investments.
Tobacco stocks hit all-time highs, with Chris Growe, Stifel Nicolaus.
Tobacco companies have long been the defensive stock of choice for investors, offering strong dividends and generating large amounts of cash. But as austerity packages bite and household budgets are squeezed, some analysts have questioned the continued health of the sector.
Buying defensives that make cash and hand money back to shareholders via buybacks and dividends is a popular strategy at the moment, as macro headwinds keep the bulls at bay.
If stocks could attend William and Kate's wedding, Cramer thinks these names would be on the list.
Australia’s goal of having the world’s toughest tobacco promotion laws in place by 2012 moved closer on Thursday when it released the plain packing design that all cigarette manufacturers will be forced to adopt as part of new legislation. The FT reports.
Shopkeepers in England will have to keep cigarette displays, which typically enjoy prime placement, out of sight from 2012 under new government rules aimed at curbing the health risks associated with smoking.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
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Bearish options showed some interesting volume in Altria yesterday as the cigarette company continued to push lower.