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  • Big Tobacco Still Smoking, but For How Long? Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:04 AM ET

    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.

  • Stock Headwinds Should Keep Investors on Defensive Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 4:48 AM ET
    Tobacco

    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.

  • Royal Wedding Guest List: What Stocks Get An Invite? Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 10:08 PM ET

    If stocks could attend William and Kate's wedding, Cramer thinks these names would be on the list.

  • Australia Unveils Brand-Free Tobacco Packets Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 10:33 PM ET
    Cigarette in ashtray

    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.

  • Display Erotic Magazines, Hide Cigarettes: New Rules Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 11:23 AM ET
    A lit cigarette in an ashtray, beside an open pack of cigarettes.

    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.

  • What's On: Big Retailers, Big Caps and Big Tobacco Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 8:08 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Stocks to Watch: Google, Patriot Coal and More ... Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Cigarette Firm Continues to Trade Lower: Options Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 10:05 AM ET

    Bearish options showed some interesting volume in Altria yesterday as the cigarette company continued to push lower.

  • Business Model Debate: Big Tobacco Vs. Big Pharma Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
    A pharmaceutical pill bottle with marijuana cigarettes coming out of the top.

    Pill vs. cigarette. They both have pros and cons as consumer products. But if there is a battle to bring recreational cannabis to market, most believe tobacco companies would have the upper hand over drug companies.

  • Buy These Tobacco Stocks While They're Hot: Analyst Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    Tobacco stocks have been lighting up the markets in the past year and international competitors are seeing gains. Is there still room to invest while they’re hot? Nik Modi, executive director and senior analyst at UBS, shared his ideas for the sector.

  • Don't let the pundit-speak about "lagging indicator" or the market's move Friday fool you, the job market is crucial to the stock market right now. 

  • Companies including TD Ameritrade, Coach and Turkey's Turkcell could be on Warren Buffett's radar, according to a quantitative screen by Standard & Poor's.

  • 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.