January 17, 2013
In this video, Motley Fool analyst Andrew Tonner tells us why he'll be adding shares of Philip Morris (NYSE: PM ) to his Real Money Stock Pick portfolio for Fool.com. The company's consistently high margins allow it to keep delivering incredible returns to investors, not only with a healthy dividend but also with frequent major stock buybacks. He also sees the stock as having a strong potential for upside, and a lot of opportunity for growth in emerging markets.
Tobacco companies have been under siege in the U.S. for decades, as waves of litigation, regulation, and anti-smoking campaigns have given the industry a black eye. Yet Philip Morris International focuses on overseas markets, where business prospects generally look brighter. Investors have been happy with its stock performance, but is Philip Morris still a buy? Find out in The Motley Fool's premium research report on the company, which includes in-depth analysis of its opportunities and challenges ahead. To claim your report, along with a year's worth of analyst updates as key news develops, just click here now.