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Marlboro Volume Dropped by 2.8%

Philip Morris USA’s local cigarette shipment volume in the course of the Q3 to the end of September, at 33.165 billion, constituted about 2.8 % lesser than it was registered in the Q3 of 2013, 34.117 billion. Marlboro volume dropped by 2.8 % to 28.581 billion, whilst the volume of the company’s other cigarette brands declined by 8.3 % to 1.848 billion and its lower-priced brand volume increased by 1.3 % to 2.736 billion. In featuring Q3 and nine-month figures recently, Altria reported that the drop in PM USA’s Q3 reported local cigarettes shipment volume had been generated by an industry-wide decrease, to some extent compensated by retail share profits. ‘For the first nine months of 2014, PM USA’s recorded local cigarettes shipment volume dropped by 3.5 % mostly resulting from similar aspects, … Read entire article »

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Marlboro Athletic Club to celebrate 20th anniversary

“Between the coach Starks, my husband and I, we started the program. They had one or two kids here and there trying to make a track, but I want to say that we took it to another level.” After the first year of the program in 1993, when Wilkinson said that the club had about 12 athletes, Marlboro track became a nationally recognized entity that prides itself on producing a comprehensive competitor. Wilkinson said the club is nearly 100 athletes a year now, since the age of 4 to 18, who is competing in cross country, indoor and outdoor seasons. Twenty years ago, Tracy Wilkinson looking for a way to contribute. A native of New York and the University of Maryland, College Park graduate was a track and field athlete in high school … Read entire article »

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Massachusetts residents who smoked Marlboro cigarettes could be part of lawsuit vs. Philip Morris

The following is being released by the law firm Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP. The suit was brought against Philip Morris. The lawsuit seeks to have Philip Morris to pay for medical monitoring in the form of low-dose computed tomography (CT). Medical monitoring is a potentially life-saving screening technique that can often detect lung cancer in its early stages, which significantly increases the chances of survival. The court ruled this notice and decided that the case should be sued. There’s no benefits available now, and there is no guarantee that there will be. Who is considered to be: Class members include residents of Massachusetts as of February 26, 2013, that: • Are 50 years of age or older; • Have a smoking history of at least a pack a day of Marlboro cigarettes for 25 years • … Read entire article »

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Altria- Malboro maker

Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Tuesday that its net profit nearly tripled in the second quarter, as higher prices helped offset a flat amount of cigarettes compared to last year when its results were suppressed by a large charge. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Tuesday that its net profit nearly tripled in the second quarter, as higher prices helped offset a flat amount of cigarettes compared to last year when its results were suppressed by a large charge. The owner of the largest cigarette manufacturing country, Philip Morris USA, the net profit of $ 1.23 billion, or 60 cents per share, for the three months ended June 30, compared with $ 444 million, or 21 cents a share, a year earlier when the company also recorded expenses related to … Read entire article »

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Is Philip Morris best of Breed?

Back in November, I called Philip Morris International, Inc (PM) the best value in tobacco stocks. At that time, the company boasted a fair price and had very good dividends. Philip Morris led the industry in the last twelve months; the field had to show sufficient growth in the future, and had the financial flexibility to buy back a large number of shares which he did. I gave another brief update on the tobacco industry in February, confirming why I thought that the name should be in your portfolio. My last update, Philip Morris has come a few weeks ago when the company announced another round of news that was very nice for current and future investors. In November, Philip Morris was a very good run, as you can see from … Read entire article »

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TEXT-Fitch affirmed the ratings of Philip Morris International

Fitch Ratings has affirmed (PMI) Philip Morris International Inc in the long-term issuer default rating (IDR) and senior unsecured rating at ‘A’ and Short-term IDR at “F1”. The outlook on the long-term IDR is stable. Approval and a stable outlook reflects continuing competitive PMI, strength and ability to consistently increase profits, despite the decline in cigarette consumption in the world market of tobacco products (except for China and the U.S.). Other factors contributing to the PMI, ‘A’ IDR is its EBITDA margin of 46% of healthy work, which has risen steadily over time, and significant pre-dividend free cash flow (FCF) generation (USD9.0bn in 2011). Fitch notes that the operations of PMI, are exposed to stagnant / decline in cigarette consumption and the continuation of regulation and taxation, despite the pressure-balanced exposure to … Read entire article »

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Marlboro, to provide a “smoke ceremony”

Smokers rejoice. There is a new, healthier way to smoke, all thanks to the innovators at Altria (formerly known as Philip Morris). Marlboro has just released Smoke Rites, a new line of health conscious products for modern people with active lifestyles. The concept was born more than two years of intensive research in the laboratories of Marlboro. The head researcher Dr. Dylan Pantzenfahr explains: “The treatment of lung cancer is one of the main priorities of Marlborough. And while we can not change the nature of the [tobacco], we can change the way people smoke.” Pantzenfahr refers to the portion. To date, there are no standard servings for consumption of cigarettes. “It’s a complicated issue,” says Pantzenfahr, “a man with a massive light can consume a lot more cigarettes portion than, … Read entire article »

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Best Selling Brands of Cigarettes Worldwide

Marlboro has been the world’s number one cigarette brand since 1972. Marlboro’s volume outside the United States was 302.0 billion cigarettes in the year 2009. It is larger than its next three competitors combined, and its volume exceeds that of the top four global drive brands of British American Tobacco and the four global focus brands of Japan Tobacco International. In the United States it is the number one cigarette brand in every state and the number one cigarette brand for men and women across all adult age groups. In 2009 Marlboro’s share was larger than the next 12 U.S. cigarette brands combined. It was also larger than the two largest competitors, R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard, combined. In 2009, Marlboro’s share of the cigarette market was 41.8%. Japan Tobacco’s principal activities … Read entire article »

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Fake Marlboro Vendors Sued by Philip

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) has filed a case in U.S. District Court against local retailers in Miami for selling fake Marlboro cigarettes. The New York-based cigarette company has tracked down 17 retailers who have been selling these cigarettes. Philip Morris has been fighting against retailers and importers who sell fake versions of its top branded cigarettes. In 2008 the tobacco giant had terminatedits relationship with the Poospatucks based on findings brought out by The Center for Public Integrity that indicted one of its distributors, Mauro Pennisi Inc. ofdistributing fake cigarettes to the citizens. In February, 2011 the company filed a lawsuit in California against seven Chinese online retailers, alleging that they sold counterfeit versions of Marlboro to U.S. customers. Philip Morris says Miami is one of the top three areas and a hotbed … Read entire article »

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Philip Morris USA Sues Miami Retailers to Combat Counterfeit Cigarette Sales

Philip Morris USA (PM USA) filed a civil lawsuit on Friday against 17 retailers in the Miami area for selling counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes. This lawsuit is part of a multi-faceted campaign by PM USA aimed at combating the sale of counterfeit Marlboro(R) cigarettes in south Florida. “The sale of counterfeit cigarettes undermines Philip Morris USA’s brands, defrauds adult smokers who believe they are purchasing genuine Marlboro(R) product and harms the legitimate channels through which our products are distributed and sold,” said Jose Luis Murillo, vice president and associate general counsel, Altria Client Services speaking on behalf of PM USA. “Selling counterfeit cigarettes is illegal, and we will take appropriate action to protect our brands, adult consumers and retailers. Philip Morris USA will continue to combat illicit cigarette sales by monitoring the … Read entire article »

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A Closer Look at… Lorillard, Philip Morris, and Reynolds American

By now, it’s probably safe to assume that everyone knows cigarettes are bad for you. But, given the intensely addictive nature of nicotine, it turns out that smoking is one bad habit that’s tough to legislate away. Many states and cities now ban smoking altogether in indoor spaces, and cigarette packs are always a popular target when lawmakers are looking to raise taxes. Nevertheless, the breakout price action of tobacco stocks suggests that these fundamental challenges simply aren’t enough to put a dent in consumers’ all-powerful craving for another cigarette. Let’s take a closer look at sector standouts Lorillard Inc. (LO – 108.99), Philip Morris International Inc. (PM – 68.12), and Reynolds American Inc. (RAI – 38.23), producer of Camel cigarettes , to see if this positive price action can continue. Lorillard (LO) North Carolina-based … Read entire article »

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Philip Morris International Dividend Stock Analysis

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), producer of Marlboro cigarettes through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside of the United States. The company was spun off from Altria Group (MO) in 2008, in an effort to separate the international operations of the tobacco conglomerate from potential harmful litigation in the US. PMI has not raised distributions for over a decade, like other stocks I focus on. I do however like the fact that the dividend raising culture of Altria Group has been closely followed since the 2008 spin off. The company has managed to raise distributions every year since 2008. I like the economics of the tobacco business immensely. First, the company has a strong brand name for its quality products. A large portion … Read entire article »

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