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28 апреля, 15:48

Why Earnings Season Could Be Great for Altria (MO)

Altria (MO) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity and has a positive Zacks Earnings ESP heading into earnings season.

26 апреля, 23:23

Is Altria Group (MO) Poised for a Beat This Earnings Season?

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) is set to report first-quarter 2017 results before the opening bell on May 2.

26 апреля, 19:15

U.S. House Bill Would Exempt E-Cigarettes From Tobacco Regulations

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); A bill expected this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would weaken a Food and Drug Administration rule governing e-cigarettes and represent a major victory for the $4.4 billion U.S. vaping industry. The bill, from Republican Representative Duncan Hunter of California, would reverse the Obama administration’s “Deeming Rule” which deems e-cigarettes to be tobacco products, subject to the same strict regulations governing traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes heat nicotine-laced liquid into vapor but do not contain tobacco. Hunter’s bill, which was reviewed by Reuters, would exempt vaping devices from many of those rules, including a requirement that new products be reviewed and authorized by the FDA before being sold. E-cigarette makers say the process is too expensive and would prevent smokers from gaining access to the products. The bill adds momentum to a series of legal and legislative efforts by tobacco and vaping companies to derail the FDA rule, though it is unclear how much support it will garner. The move comes as President Donald Trump’s administration is cutting regulations across the board and as Congress is poised to confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the FDA. Gottlieb, who held a financial interest in the vape shop Kure, said e-cigarettes in certain circumstances may be a good alternative for smokers. A separate plan from Republican Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma and Democrat Sanford Bishop of Georgia would exempt thousands of vaping devices currently on the market from FDA approval. The Cole-Bishop proposal is expected to be attached as a rider to Trump’s spending plan, which could be voted on as early as this week. Hunter’s bill would go further, bringing the entire regulatory process to a halt. “Cole-Bishop is like gaining the inch, and Hunter’s legislation the yard,” said Joe Kasper, Hunter’s chief of staff. The FDA rule, which went into effect on Aug. 8, requires that any product introduced after Feb. 15, 2007, be submitted to the FDA for review within two years. Products that were on the market prior to that date are grandfathered and do not require premarket authorization. The FDA said it does not comment on proposed or pending legislation. Big tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc and Reynolds American Inc see vaping products as a promising business line and have lobbied alongside their smaller e-cigarette counterparts against the rule. “We believe that regulation should promote innovation of potentially less risky tobacco products,” said David Sutton, a spokesman for Altria. To that end Hunter’s bill would formally incorporate the concept of harm reduction into the FDA’s mission by requiring it to support less-dangerous nicotine delivery products. Those philosophically in favor of harm reduction argue that by promoting products considered less harmful than cigarettes, the overall public health will benefit. Opponents fear that e-cigarettes are dangerous products that could be used by tobacco companies to addict a new generation of children to nicotine, and, they fear, to cigarettes. “While we’re always going to have some concerns about kids accessing either cigarettes or vaping pens, that should not motivate the federal government to go in the complete opposite direction and say nobody can have them,” Kasper said.  (Reporting by Toni Clarke in Washington and Jilian Mincer in New York; Editing by Lisa Shumaker) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

20 апреля, 16:30

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Berkshire Hathaway, Oracle, Merck, Honeywell and Altria

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Berkshire Hathaway, Oracle, Merck, Honeywell and Altria

20 апреля, 01:00

Top Research Reports for Today: BRK.B, ORCL, MRK

Top Research Reports for Today: BRK.B, ORCL, MRK

19 апреля, 12:42

Will Altria's (MO) e-Vapor Products Help Lift the Stock? (Revised)

Altria Group Inc. (MO) has been grappling with declining volumes of cigarettes and strict anti-smoking regulations.

12 апреля, 16:35

Will Altria's (MO) e-Vapor Products Help Lift the Stock?

Altria Group Inc. (MO) has been grappling with declining volumes of cigarettes, strict anti-smoking regulations by governments globally and currency headwinds.

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06 апреля, 14:25

Why Is Altria (MO) Up 6% Since the Last Earnings Report?

Altria (MO) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

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03 апреля, 14:55

Why USAA Capital Growth Fund (USCGX) Worth Another Look?

USAA Capital Growth Fund (USCGX) seeks growth of capital for the long run

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29 марта, 16:46

Why Philip Morris (PM) Stock Seems a Good Pick Right Now

Despite the health related concerns associated with tobacco, one of the dominant players in this space, Philip Morris International Inc.'s (PM) has managed to entice investors on the back of strategic initiatives.

28 марта, 16:14

Philip Morris' IQOS Less Harmful as per Recent Research

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) has announced that its reduced-risk product ??? IQOS has been declared as safer than conventional cigarettes by a latest research conducted by Osaki Hospital Tokyo Heart Center.

24 марта, 21:03

Philip Morris (PM) Invests in Reduced Risk Tobacco Category

In an attempt to combat declining volumes, Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) continues to boost presence in the unconventional tobacco category.

23 марта, 15:55

До начала регулярной сессии поступили сообщения о рейтингах акций следующих компаний

Повышение рейтингов: Снижение рейтингов: Аналитики RBC Capital Mkts понизили рейтинг акций Altria (MO) до уровня Underperform с Sector Perform; целевая стоимость $62 Прочее:Источник: FxTeam

21 марта, 22:08

What's Behind the Rally in Tobacco Stocks?

Despite the tobacco products carrying a stigma of health issues, the shares of tobacco titans portray a different picture with most reaching highs never seen before.

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14 марта, 16:30

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Wells Fargo, Altria, Dow Chemical, Colgate and Papa John

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Wells Fargo, Altria, Dow Chemical, Colgate and Papa John

14 марта, 00:27

Top Research Reports on Wells Fargo, Altria and Dow

Top Research Reports on Wells Fargo, Altria and Dow

13 марта, 17:21

Will Reynolds-British American Merger be a Reality Soon?

The highly anticipated tobacco merger between Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) and British American Tobacco (BTI) seem to have cleared the antitrust hurdles from the U.S authorities.