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MO

Altria Group

$49.16

0.16 (0.33%)

, BTI

British American Tobacco

$36.42

-0.52 (-1.41%)

15:09
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07/11
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15:09

Bid to overturn San Francisco vaping sales ban makes ballot, AP reports

An industry-backed measure regulating e-cigarette sales in San Francisco has qualified for the November 2019 election, according to the Associated Press. The measure is funded largely by San Francisco-based vaping manufacturer Juul Labs and is in response to a new ban on vaping sales approved by supervisors last month, the report notes. Publicly traded companies in the space include Altria Group (MO), British American Tobacco (BTI) and Philip Morris (PM). Reference Link

MO

Altria Group

$49.16

0.16 (0.33%)

BTI

British American Tobacco

$36.42

-0.52 (-1.41%)

PM

Philip Morris

$81.15

0.9 (1.12%)

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MO Altria Group
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0.16 (0.33%)

05/28/19
SBSH
05/28/19
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Cigarette data from Nielsen 'dire,' industry data also 'very bad,' says Citi
Citi analyst Adam Spielman noted that Nielsen reported earlier today that cigarette industry volumes fell 11.2% in the four weeks ended May 18, noting that shares of Altria (MO), British American Tobacco (BTI) and Imperial (IMBBY) all fell following the "dire" data. Volumes in MSAi, the industry database that he regards as much more reliable than Nielsen, were down 6.4% in the same period, which Spielman said "is still a very bad figure, but it is a lot, lot better than the Nielsen one." Looking ahead, the analyst said he expects "gradually less bad" volumes in Nielsen in the rest of the year, though he noted that Altria has said it expects industry volumes to fall about 4%-5% this year and he forecasts a decline of about 6%. In late afternoon trading, Altria shares are down 4.5%, British American has declined over 4% and Philip Morris (PM) is down 5%.
06/05/19
STFL
06/05/19
INITIATION
STFL
Hold
Cronos Group initiated with a Hold at Stifel
Stifel analyst W. Andrew Carter started Cronos Group with a Hold rating and C$18 price target. While the analyst sees Cronos as well positioned to compete in the Canadian adult-use market, he sees some potential downside given the "unbridled enthusiasm that has taken hold" following the investment by Altria (MO).
06/13/19
WELS
06/13/19
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Tobacco stocks to react favorably to Altria cigarette price increase, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Lee Herzog says she just learned from her industry contacts that Altria Group/Philip Morris USA took a "surprise" cigarette list price increase that will be effective with shipments on or after June 16, several months earlier than Altria's typical practice of raising cigarette list prices every six months. Further, the analyst also learned from her retailer contacts that Altria has reduced certain promo allowances on some of its brands starting in July. Given the continued pressure on cigarette volumes, Herzog thinks this is a key reason Altria is being more aggressive with pricing in effort to offset volume declines/protect margins, and wouldn't be surprised if it took another increase in the fall or later this year. Overall, the analyst expects tobacco stocks will react favorably to this list price increase. She reiterates an Overweight rating on the tobacco sector and on Altria's stock.
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06/21/19
NO CHANGE

Former FDA head sees difficulty in JUUL getting PMTA approval, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Vivien Azer wrote in a note titled "Gottlieb: Out of FDA, Not Out of Opinions" that former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb commented that he believes it will be difficult for JUUL to get PMTA approval, which has put vapor exposed stocks under pressure. Azer said that Altria (MO) has direct exposure as it has a 35% stake in JUUL, and Greenlane Holdings (GNLN) also has exposure as JUUL accounted for 36% of its sales in 2018. However, the analyst noted that JUUL is "already grand-fathered into the market today, given it was marketed prior to August 2016." Also, JUUL has been "among the most proactive participants in the market, having gone further than the FDA has contemplated in terms of addressing youth access." Azer has a Market Perform rating on Altria, and an Outperform rating on Greenlane.
BTI British American Tobacco
$36.42

-0.52 (-1.41%)

05/23/19
LEHM
05/23/19
UPGRADE
Target $82
LEHM
Equal Weight
Barclays upgrades Philip Morris to Equal Weight, boosts target to $82
Barclays analyst Gaurav Jain upgraded Philip Morris to Equal Weight from Underweight and raised his price target for the shares to $82 from $67. Unlike British American Tobacco (BTI), Philip Morris' Canadian subsidiary value is more than the value of the liability, Jain tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects Philip Morris will continue to trade at a premium valuation to peers given its higher exposure to reduced risk products, higher return on invested capital, better management and stronger brands.
06/17/19
MSCO
06/17/19
DOWNGRADE
MSCO
Underweight
British American Tobacco downgraded to Underweight at Morgan Stanley
07/10/19
PIPR
07/10/19
DOWNGRADE
PIPR
Neutral
British American Tobacco downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Lavery downgraded British American Tobacco to Neutral and lowered his price target to GBP 31 from GBP 33, saying its U.S. outlook is challenged by the competitive pressure from IQOS and JUUL.
PM Philip Morris
$81.15

0.9 (1.12%)

05/23/19
05/23/19
UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Target (TGT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Christopher Horvers saying he believes the shares are undervalued and he sees potential upside to consensus estimates. 2. Philip Morris (PM) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays with analyst Gaurav Jain saying unlike British American Tobacco (BTI), Philip Morris' Canadian subsidiary value is more than the value of the liability. 3. Booking Holdings (BKNG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi saying Booking's valuation, following the stock's underperformance this year, now better reflects the business slowdown it faces and is attractive on a cash flow basis. 4. Vertex (VRTX) assumed with a Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Salveen Richter saying he believes the likely approval of the triple combination regimen in 2020 will extend Vertex's cystic fibrosis opportunity to ~90% of the market. 5. Ferrari (RACE) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/01/19
PIPR
07/01/19
NO CHANGE
Target $100
PIPR
Overweight
Philip Morris checks in Japan show iQOS momentum, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Lavery says his recent channel checks in Japan suggest "good momentum" for iQOS. The analyst continues to believe iQOS is the most compelling heated tobacco product and he maintains an Overweight rating on Philip Morris shares with a $100 price target.
06/19/19
WELS
06/19/19
NO CHANGE
Target $100
WELS
Outperform
Philip Morris recent selloff 'unjustified,' says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog reiterates her bullish call on Philip Morris and believes the recent selloff in the stock is "unjustified." The analyst sees this as an opportunity for long-term investors to enter or build positions in what she believes is one of the "most attractive CPG stocks" in terms of growth prospects and yield characteristics. Herzog reiterates an Outperform rating and $100 price target on the shares.

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