Where to Place Your Bets for the Tobacco Industry's Next Wave of Consolidation
Recent chatter that Reynolds American will acquire peer Lorillard has sparked speculation that other companies could walk down the same path.
Philip Morris International's European Problem Is Starting to Look Even Worse. Should You Be Concern
Philip Morris shipped 6.5% fewer cigarettes to European retailers in 2013 than it did in 2012. Meanwhile, its rivals have leading market shares in the beneficiary categories, such as roll-your-own and cigarillos. Is there any hope in Europe for Philip Morris?
Is the Tobacco Industry About to See a Wave of Consolidation?
Falling litigation against big tobacco has prompted some analysts to speculate that the sector is about to see a wave of consolidation, and Reynolds American could be a target.
The United States' Fourth-Largest Tobacco Company Is About to Take the Market by Storm
Altria, Reynolds American, and Lorillard are not the only domestic tobacco companies, and their smaller peer has a powerful international backer.
Philip Morris Has Unrivaled Global Domination but Worrying Diversification
Philip Morris' Marlboro brand is one of the most prized consumer-goods brands in the world, but the company's expansion into the distribution business is worrying.
The Megapolis Acquisition Will Drive Philip Morris Forward
Philip Morris will grow further with the acquisition of Megapolis. The company is a much better pick than British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco because it has a lower valuation than these peers and a juicy dividend.
Philip Morris Blunders into the E-Cig Market, But Is It Too Late?
Philip Morris is following its international peers into the electronic cigarette market, but the company is wading into an already overcrowded market.
Here Comes Imperial Tobacco
International tobacco giant Imperial Tobacco is training its sights on the US cigarette market and domestic companies should be worried.