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Philip Morris International's Q2 profits fell 8 percent, as it shipped fewer cigarettes. Tobacco analyst Bonnie Herzog of Wells Fargo Securities, offers insight.
U.S. stock index futures were in positive territory Thursday, following a better-than-expected jobless claims report and ahead of the second day of Fed Chairman Bernanke's testimony.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
You might want to invest in "death stocks," according to the latest report on Service Corp., TheStreet.com says.
It's time to sit out the stock market right now, Stephen Weiss of Short Hills Capital says.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
The stock market has an upside potential this summer, and these five stocks are a good buy: Coca-Cola, Altria, Union Pacific, Costco Wholesale and TJX. TheStreet.com explains why.
Weekly jobless claims will be more important than usual for markets Thursday, after an uneven series of claims reports this month and a surprisingly weak March employment report.
Earnings season kicks into high gear in the week ahead. Plus, at least 10 Fed speeches. How risk-averse are investors? Oh, this is going to put them to the test. Rest up.
Pakistan's chaotic financial heart is home to 18 million people, Taliban bombers, contract killers - and one of the world's most successful stock markets.
Aggregate dividends per share for S&P 500 companies grew nearly 16 percent year-over-year at the end of last year, and the number of companies paying a dividend over the trailing month period hit a new, 13-year high, according to Factset.
It's time to pick stocks that will keep chugging along, Glenmede Director of Investment Strategy Jason Pride says.
The tobacco industry remains very powerful in Indonesia, with one of the world's highest smoking rates and where consumer companies are scrambling to boost profits from a growing middle class. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
TheStreet.com details five companies with short-term gain catalysts and longer-term growth potential.
Here's the "Fast Money" Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best stock market trades, right now.
Earnings beats from Google and IBM boosted Apple stock on Wednesday, as traders bet the one-time darling could regain some of its luster when it reports earnings after the bell.
"I think the market is psychologically prepared to continue without Apple, and if Apple gets involved, it could give it a little bit of an adrenalin shot," one pro said.
Sixty companies in the S&P 500 announced share buyback programs worth at least $1 billion so far this year.
LONDON, Oct 30- Imperial Tobacco has taken a 1.2 billion-pound writedown on its Spanish business as the impoverished country's smokers turn to cheaper black market cigarettes.
Altria Group Inc., the owner of the biggest U.S. cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, continues to focus its efforts on building its premium Marlboro brand which has been under pressure from competitors and lower-priced cigarette brands as consumers face economic challenges and unemployment remains high.