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  • Profit From These Sin Stocks: Finance Professor Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 4:54 PM ET

    Investors gain 2.5 percent a year investing in “sin stocks”—tobacco, alcohol and gambling. Marcin Kacperczyk, professor of finance at NYU Stern, explains the “price of sin” and how it may help investors boost their portfolios.

  • Charts: How to Play Overbought Markets Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 5:30 AM ET

    The FTSE-100 index is "generally overbought," Steven Mayne, head of research at Falcon Securities said Tuesday, adding that "is does seem like a small, little pullback is needed." But he does see the UK index rising to 5,000 points before the year is over.

  • Charts: Good Buying Opportunities in Stocks Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 8:56 AM ET

    There are good buying opportunities in the equity markets right now, Daniel Stillhart, technical analyst at LB Swiss, told CNBC Monday.

  • Betting On Sin: Beer, Diabetes, Tobacco Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    It's time to look at global stocks on a top-down basis, said James Moffett, Scout Investment Advisors chairman on "Street Signs."

  • Global Tobacco Stocks Sizzle Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    The international tobacco market is the way to go for investors who want to keep their money safe in this volatile economy, says Charles Norton, co-portfolio manager at Vice Fund.

  • The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Euro Earnings Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 4:51 AM ET

    European earnings were mixed Thursday, with telecoms reporting results in line or above forecasts, while energy companies and financials posted profit declines or figures below market expectations.

  • Cigarette Packs May Go Plain in UK Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    Plain packs a risk to UK cigarette profits-analysts British cigarette makers face a new and serious risk to their profits if the UK government rules that cigarettes should only be sold in plain packaging, undermining the power of brands, analysts said on Monday.

  • The Wages of Sin Stocks? Profit! Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 12:36 PM ET

    Inflation, recession or stagflation, one idea seems to work: consumers' lust for sin. Charles Norton, co-portfolio manager of The Vice Fund, and Dan Alpert, managing director at Capital Westwood, offered advice on how to invest in adult pleasures.

  • BAT Buys Scandinavian Rival as Earnings Rise Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 6:11 AM ET

    British American Tobacco, the world's second-biggest cigarette maker, struck its second deal in a week with the purchase of Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni's (ST) cigarettes for 2 billion pounds ($4 billion) as it beat forecasts with an 11 percent rise in 2007 earnings.

  • S&P Stock Screen Uncovers "What Buffett Would Buy" Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 2:49 PM ET
    The new Apple iPhone is seen Friday, June 29, 2007 in New York.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Standard and Poor's has just released the results of its twice-a-year stock screen, designed to find Warren Buffett-style stocks. The new list features several tech stocks, including Apple, as well as a number of names from Europe and Asia.  But some key Buffett criteria aren't taken into account by the screen.

  • Altadis Sees 9-Month Profit Rise 14% Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 6:18 AM ET

    Tobacco company Altadis said Friday its net profit rose more than 14 percent in the first nine months of the year, recovering from a price battle among cigarette producers.

  • BAT Reports Higher Profit, but Sees Slower Growth Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 4:15 AM ET

    British American Tobacco, the world's second-biggest cigarette maker, beat forecasts with a 9 percent rise in nine-month earnings but said on Thursday it still expected slower fourth-quarter growth.

  • British American Tobacco beat forecasts with a 9% rise in first-half earnings on Thursday, but said profits growth would slow in the second half due to excise tax rises and increased investment.

  • Disney-Branded Films to Ban Smoking Depictions Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 12:29 PM ET

    Walt Disney on Wednesday became the first major Hollywood studio to ban depictions of smoking, saying there would be no smoking in its family-oriented, Disney-branded films and it would "discourage" it in films distributed by its Touchstone and Miramax labels.

  • British American Tobacco beat forecasts with a 10% rise in first-quarter earnings, boosted by a strong performance in Brazil and South Africa, but said the weak U.S. dollar would hold back full-year growth.

  • In Stocks, Vice Beats Virtue Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 6:54 PM ET

    Sin pays. You can invest in good corporate citizens and go nowhere, or you can get down with alcohol, tobacco and firearms to really make some money. Don’t believe us? Here’s proof.

  • BAT 2006 Earnings Rise, Boosts Share Buy-Back Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | 3:58 AM ET

    British American Tobacco, the world's No 2 cigarette maker, posted a 10% rise in 2006 earnings on Thursday and dampened talk it may make a big acquisition as it boosted its dividend and share buy-backs.

  • After The Mac-And-Cheese Goes, Buy Altria: Analyst Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | 4:28 PM ET
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    It's a stock-watcher's cliché to call Altria shares "smoking" -- but don't tell that to Bonnie Herzog. She's a beverage and tobacco analyst at Citigroup, and she says the company formerly known as Philip Morris is, yes, on fire.