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  • Can Altria Afford Raising Its Dividend?  [View article]
    Yet another article with a provocative title unrelated to the conclusion from the chart and graph crowd. As a long term holder of Altria I am very happy with their
    commitment toward their shareholders.
    Altria will remain one of the cornerstones of my portfolio along with RAI, KO and
    AEP to name a few winners.
    Nov 29, 2015. 02:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What The Proposed Anheuser-Busch Inbev-SABMiller Deal Means For Altria Shareholders  [View article]
    I have great faith in Altria management, and I like the prospect of being in business
    with Carlos Britos of InBev. I believe this will be a strong performer for Altria and it's
    shareholders.
    Nov 23, 2015. 06:15 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: A Truly Horrible Investment For Most  [View article]
    Article states "If you are in the rare position where you truly need the dividend to cover ordinary living expenses" it's ok to own KO.

    1. Everyone has to cover living expenses regardless of their financial position where
    the money comes from is their business.

    2. Many "experts" recommend people use 4% of their investments to fund their lifestyle which I believe is foolish. I believe you should always add yearly to your net worth by spending less then you earn.

    3. I do not see what is rare about using you dividends to fund your lifestyle as I have done this for years. My portfolio has grown nearly 7 figures in the last 3 years
    and I have used my dividends both in my lifestyle and for additional investments.

    In closing there are many ways a person can invest, but wealth is not usually achieved in the short term. It requires patience, a good plan, and solid companies
    with strong leadership and solid business plans.
    Nov 21, 2015. 10:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Low, Sell High? With Altria, It's Buy Yes, Sell No  [View article]
    A well written honest article on MO. As a long term holder of MO I can say it has
    been a wonderful investment, one that I would recommend to a friend. It refreshing
    to read and article that doesn't punish a stock for strong performance, choosing to
    instead give an honest viewpoint of potential investment opportunity.
    Nice job.
    Nov 16, 2015. 01:07 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria backs MegaBrew deal  [View news story]
    Terrific, glad you enjoy the product!
    Nov 13, 2015. 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: A Truly Horrible Investment For Most  [View article]
    Jim many younger investors waste time and money looking for that breakout
    stock when proven companies continue to offer growth for their shareholders. When I bought my first 100 shares of KO there were people
    saying that Coke's glory days were behind them. I can tell you that wasn't
    true then and it's not true today. Just a couple of years ago we received yet
    another 2/1 stock split which is always nice.
    A young investor may not make a million buying 100 shares of KO today, but
    he may build a million dollar portfolio by adding a dozen or so blue chip high
    yield well run companies then being patient and allowing time to be his ally.
    Nov 13, 2015. 12:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: A Truly Horrible Investment For Most  [View article]
    I have owned KO for over 3 decades now and have received back my original investment thru dividends more times then I can count. At the currant dividend
    I receive my original investment back every 5 quarters. I also now own a position
    worth approximately 30 times my original investment so in short I am a happy
    investor with my position in KO.
    To many investors look for the short term return with the idea of turning a few thousand dollars into a million quickly. Unfortunately that is more likely to happen
    in the movies rather then real life.
    KO has proven itself to be a buy and hold for your heirs stock. One that will provide
    income and growth for you and your heirs and their heirs.
    The problem with the chart and graph crowd is they seek to punish success. When a solid company like KO share price increases they are quick to point out a decrease in dividend yield. Personally I like to see the value of my portfolio increase
    and I don't worry about my total dividend yield, just the amount of my dividends.
    This yearly dividend total always grows each year with the solid performers such as
    KO that make up my investments.
    Nov 12, 2015. 02:51 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria backs MegaBrew deal  [View news story]
    How nice I am very pleased to once again have a stake in Budweiser. Once again
    Altria's board and leadership has done an excellent job for their shareholders.
    What a terrific stock!
    Nov 11, 2015. 11:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria: Enormous Free Cash Flow Fuels Amazing Returns  [View article]
    Arthur_b
    My holdings in MO increased in value by that amount. Altria share price
    increased $6 over last several weeks as InBev deal played out resulting in
    increase.
    I originally held AB stock when InBev took AB private, I am glad to once again be a shareholder thru my position in MO.
    Nov 1, 2015. 01:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria: Enormous Free Cash Flow Fuels Amazing Returns  [View article]
    Altria has made excellent decisions and lots of cash for it's shareholders. This deal
    with InBev puts us in business with an industry Titan that will only enhance the
    value of our stock.
    How anyone could say the deal was a wash is beyond me. My holdings went up
    well over six figures in the last three weeks.
    What a terrific stock!
    Oct 31, 2015. 12:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria: Enormous Free Cash Flow Fuels Amazing Returns  [View article]
    I have owner Altria long term and I believe it is never a bad time to buy a quality
    stock. Altria in my opinion certainly qualifies as a quality stock!
    Oct 30, 2015. 01:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Keeps Performing  [View article]
    I agree with the positive comments. I begain seriousLy increasing my position when MO was $15 and I have never looked back. it has proven to be one of my best decisions and is one of the cornerstone positions in my portfolio.
    Oct 29, 2015. 12:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola Investors Are Ignoring Red Flags  [View article]
    I have held KO as one of the cornerstones of my portfolio for over 35 years now. I
    would like them to pay less attention to the market analyst idiots that continually
    expect double digit growth yearly. I would submit that these idiots have never run
    anything personally but certainly believe they can tell you how it should be done.
    I am a little concerned with The new single serve cold drink platform which I believe was a questionable direction to go in at best. That along with the entire "milk" decision has me very concerned. I sincerely hope they pull this off and I
    can regain my complete confidence with our currant leadership.
    Oct 24, 2015. 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Next For Altria?  [View article]
    Taxes can be handled however when a country decides that it can force your product into a plain green package taking away your trademark established over years that's another thing entirely.
    What's next with idiots like that limiting the number of breaths people can take? I would rather not risk dealing with a situation like that.
    Oct 24, 2015. 10:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Next For Altria?  [View article]
    Altria has proven itself to be a well run company that looks out for it's shareholders.
    I believe this deal with InBev will be beneficial for shareholders as we are now in partnership with Carlos Brito who has built InBev into the worlds leading Brewer.
    We are in good hands with Altria's terrific management.
    I replaced my holdings in PM with additional shares of MO, PM is subject to all the idiots in the world such as Australia and simply not worth dealing with.
    Oct 22, 2015. 05:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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