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BTI

British American Tobacco

$43.61

-1.555 (-3.44%)

, PM

Philip Morris

$89.48

0.45 (0.51%)

06:15
11/09/18
11/09
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06:15

FDA plans to sharply restrict sales of flavored e-cigarettes, WSJ reports

The Food and Drug Administration plans to sharply restrict the sale of most flavored pod-style e-cigarettes, effectively pulling them from most retail outlets as well as requiring strict age verification controls for online sales, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing senior FDA officials. The move, expected to be announced as early as next week, is in an effort to limit access to e-cigarettes most popular among children, whose use is rising, as many companies including market leader Juul Labs sell nicotine liquids with flavors like mango and cucumber. Publicly-traded companies in the space include British American Tobacco (BTI), Philip Morris (PM) and Altria Group (MO). Reference Link

BTI

British American Tobacco

$43.61

-1.555 (-3.44%)

PM

Philip Morris

$89.48

0.45 (0.51%)

MO

Altria Group

$65.37

0.01 (0.02%)

BTI British American Tobacco
$43.61

-1.555 (-3.44%)

09/20/18
WELS
09/20/18
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Tobacco stocks to rally on PM USA price increase, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog says Altria Group (MO) and Philip Morris (PM) just announced a "healthy and slightly higher than expected" wholesale list price increase on all of its cigarette brands, including Marlboro The analyst learned from industry contacts that PM USA took a cigarette list price increase of 10c per pack or $1.00 per carton on Marlboro, L&M, and B&H Menthol, 15c per pack on Parliament and Virginia Slims, and 50c per pack on everything else. The 10c per pack increase on Marlboro is slightly higher than the 9c per pack increase Altria took on Marlboro in March 2018, reflecting the company's "significant pricing power," Herzog tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects British American Tobacco (BTI), Reynolds and ITG Brands will follow Altria's lead and increase prices in the next few days, but possibly not as robust of an increase. She expects Tobacco stocks will react favorably to this list price increase and reiterates an Overweight rating on the sector and Outperform rating on Altria Group.Fargo
10/12/18
GSCO
10/12/18
NO CHANGE
GSCO
Goldman says tobacco stock reactions to latest FDA news seems overdone
Goldman Sachs analyst Judy Hong noted that European and U.S. tobacco stocks are underperforming, which she attributes to an FDA educational presentation on the topic of a potential tobacco standard for the level of nicotine in combusted cigarettes as well the FDA sending letters to 21 e-vapor makers to assess whether their products are being marketed illegally. Given that the FDA has already announced a comprehensive tobacco regulatory plan and has solicited comments on the costs/benefits of lowering nicotine, she views the presentation as more of an informational review of existing research rather than anything incremental. The letters she views as consistent with recent direction that the FDA is taking on cracking down on the e-vapor category given the apparent increase in youth consumption, Hong added. In total, she sees today's stock reactions as broadly overdone and keeps Buy ratings on Philip Morris (PM) and British American Tobacco (BTI) and Neutral ratings on Altria (MO) and Imperial Brands (IMBBY).
10/16/18
BERN
10/16/18
INITIATION
BERN
Market Perform
British American Tobacco initiated with a Market Perform at Bernstein
10/18/18
DZBN
10/18/18
DOWNGRADE
DZBN
Sell
British American Tobacco downgraded to Sell from Hold at DZ Bank
PM Philip Morris
$89.48

0.45 (0.51%)

09/27/18
PIPR
09/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $99
PIPR
Overweight
Philip Morris medium-term targets likely beatable, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Lavery says Philip Morris updated its 2018 guidance for currency and gave medium-term guidance, with a medium-term objective of 5% or better organic sales growth and 8% or better earnings growth. The analyst considers these targets "to be realistic and achievable, and likely even beatable." The company also announced implementation of zero-based budgeting, which is expected to drive $1B of annualized cost savings by 2021, Lavery tells investors in a research note. Further, Philip Morris revised guidance for currency to reflect a 12c hit and now expects earnings per share in a range of $4.97-$5.02, down from $5.02-$5.12, the analyst points out. Lavery keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $99 price target.
10/16/18
BERN
10/16/18
INITIATION
BERN
Outperform
Philip Morris initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Callum Elliott started Philip Morris with an Outperform rating, noting that tobacco stocks have been "fantastic" performers over the long-term, despite significant recent underperformance.
MO Altria Group
$65.37

0.01 (0.02%)

10/23/18
BERN
10/23/18
INITIATION
BERN
Market Perform
Altria Group initiated with a Market Perform at Bernstein
10/23/18
PIPR
10/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $75
PIPR
Overweight
Altria can post attractive double-digit earnings growth, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Lavery believes pricing, tax savings and the management of spending can drive Altria Group's earnings growth to double-digits over the next three years, above the company's long-term 7%-9% growth target. The analyst considers this growth attractive, "especially with its 5.5% dividend yield." Lavery trimmed his Q3 cigarette volume decline estimate to down 5.5% and 2018 earnings per estimate to $3.95 from $3.97 to align with retail trends. He keeps an Overweight rating on Altria Group with a $75 price target.
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MSCO
10/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $63
MSCO
Equal Weight
Morgan Stanley sees potential for 5%-8% move in Altria on FDA E-cig PMTA call
Morgan Stanley analyst Pamela Kaufman keeps her Equal Weight rating and $63 price target on Altria Group but assigns a base case 70% chance to the possibility of the FDA moving up its E-cig PMTA deadline from 2022 to 2019 and starts a process to ban online sales. In this event, the analyst sees potential for the stock price to rise 5%-8%. The analyst also assigns a 25% chance than the FDA will maintain the deadline, in which case she sees shares moving down by 5%-8%.

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AMC Entertainment

$14.51

-0.35 (-2.36%)

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