Deals worth $100 billion on Monday put the Street on pace for a year rivaling the dot-com bubble era and the private equity surge just before the financial crisis.» Read More
*Barclays cuts Altria Group target price to $33 from $36; rating equal weight. *Barclays raises Coca Cola Enterprises target price to $36 from $33;. *Barclays cuts Reynolds American target price to $45 from $47; rating.
RICHMOND, Va.-- The U.S. government is asking a federal appeals court to rehear a challenge to a Food and Drug Administration requirement that tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people.
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
A high-profile California cigarette tax initiative backed by cycling legend Lance Armstrong that once seemed like a sure thing teetered on the brink of defeat, a testament to the efficacy of a $50 million campaign backed by Big Tobacco.
In a battle pitting Big Tobacco and small business groups against health advocates, California voters are deciding whether to increase the state's cigarette tax by $1 a pack. The vote was too close to call Wednesday, The Associated Press 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.
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 are smoking hot right now with investors, thanks to the safe dividends and strong cash flow, Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog told CNBC Wednesday.
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If you can't take the market volatility perhaps it might be time for a smoke, literally!
About 65 companies in the S&P 500 have increased dividend payouts by more than 1 percent so far this year.
The Fast Money traders are always looking for opportunity and on Friday they had a few names on the radar. How are they gaming these market movers?
The "Mad Money" host explains why this dividend-paying stock is worth owning.
It's the one thing that separates the winners from the losers in this market, the "Mad Money" host said.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Tobacco giant Reynolds American is seizing upon New York City's new anti-smoking laws to promote its small, but growing Camel Snus brand with print advertisements in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Daily News, and other publications.
Citigroup's 1-for-10 reverse stock split took effect today, decreasing the company's shares outstanding to about 2.9 billion, and boosting its share price to around $45.
Jim Cramer, Host of Mad Money, said investors willing to venture into the stock market should seek yields when asked about Tuesday's global sell-off. Here is a look at some stocks in the S&P 500 yielding more equal or greater than 3.5 percent.
Despite the health effects and new regulations, many stocks in the tobacco sector are hitting new highs Wednesday. Philip Gorham, analyst at Morningstar, said the sector could continue rallying.
The Oracle speaks, sky-rocketing oil prices, a new toy from Apple and more testimony from Helicopter Ben. Here's some of what we’re watching – and therefore you should as well.