In today's edition of "Talkin' Stocks" Austin provides a buy, sell, or hold perspective on one of the market's hottest dividends: Altria (NYSE:MO). Austin is a hold today, believing the environment for the company to be more favorable than it initially seems. While the growth may admittedly be less than some other industry counterparts, Altria has a lot going for it including a strong dividend, growing smokeless tobacco division, and a big hidden lever in its stake of SAB Miller. Altria effectively competes with traditional tobacco companies and nontraditional companies like Star Scientific (UNKNOWN:CIGX.DL), and even has a stake in the adult beverage arena. Investors today would do well to hang onto shares.
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