For investors to make educated investment decisions about their portfolios, they need to understand both the bear and bull side of each stock they own. In an effort to help, we're providing three reasons to both buy and sell some of the markets hottest stocks for your consideration.

Up today is Altria (NYSE:MO), and three reasons to consider buying. At the top of the list is this company's dominant position in the industry. With the Marlboro brand under lock and key, the domestic tobacco sector is essentially Altria's sandbox for competitors to try to access. They company also pays a hefty dividend and has an impressive portfolio of non-tobacco products, as well as a large and widely unknown stake in SABMiller

While big growth may be behind the company, that doesn't mean it doesn't have big levers to pull to reward shareholders for years to come.

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