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Tobacco Stocks Q3 Earnings Preview: The Big Four

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Cigarette185I love tobacco stocks. Part of the reason why has to do with the fact that these companies make a product that people enjoy consuming. I’m also anything but politically correct, which makes me partial to companies I feel are unfairly targeted for vilification by health police types.

Of course, there are more traditional reasons to like certain tobacco stocks, including the basic metrics such as earnings, price and (naturally) dividend yield.

Beginning this week, and continuing through next week, we’ll get some clarity on earnings, as four of the largest tobacco stocks are set to report results.

Here’s a quick preview of each:

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