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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.