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Trade of the Day: Lorillard (LO)

Projected to grow 5-fold to by 2017 , the U.S. market for e cigarette brands is important but exposure to the international market is even more critical. More 

Walmart, Other Major Retailers Pressured to Stop Selling Cigarettes

The attorneys general of 28 states have written to Walmart and four other retailers asking them to end tobacco sales in their stores. More 

Tobacco Stocks: Lorillard-Reynolds Deal Likely Smoke, Not Fire

LO stock and RAI stock are up big today on M&A rumors, but the sheer size of these tobacco stocks (among other issues) makes this an unlikely marriage. More 

Altria Buys Popular E-Cigarette Brand Green Smoke

Altria will purchase Green Smoke's e-cigarette business for $110 million in cash and up to $20 million in incentive payments. More 

Can ‘Safer’ Cigarettes Save Tobacco Stocks?

Philip Morris is funneling $680 million into a factory for "safer" cigarettes, but I'm not buying the potential for tobacco stocks in such less-lethal efforts. More 

Philip Morris Stock is The Security I Like Best (PM)

Philip Morris consistently raises its dividend, and is one of my core holdings. Here's why Philip Morris stock should be a major holding in your portfolio More 

3 Tobacco Stocks Lighting Up Dividend Payouts

These 3 dividend paying stocks should continue to pay out investors for the long term despite a disconcerting industry trend More