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  • Why Buffett Bought Verizon [View article]
    This article convinced me that T is a better buy than VZ. T has much lower long term debt and lower P/E than VZ. T has $130Billion in revenues versus $120B for VZ, T has more than $16B in net profit versus $11B for VZ. T has 5.11B outstanding shares versus 4.12 for VZ.
    Jun 11 01:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon: 5 Reasons To Consider Buying [View article]
    VZ has $110 Billion in long term debt, T has $80 Billion. T annual net profit is more than $16Billion, VZ is more than $11Billion. T revenues are $130Billion, VZ $120Billion. Excluding amortization and depletion charges, most likely, net profits of both companies are double these amounts. I own T and MO shares but MO keeps beating T on share price appreciation and dividend growth.
    Jun 10 02:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PepsiCo Vs. Coca-Cola: Which One Is Better? [View article]
    More people smoke than eating salty snacks. MO has lower P/E, much higher dividends and more growth potential than KO and PEP. If you want to become a multi millionaire put all your money in MO, keep reinvesting the dividends, be patient and sleep comfortably without worries of loosing your investment. What is this "Growth potential in India and China."? KO and PEP are already in both countries and this why PEP appointed an Indian woman as its CEO. Both countries have state owned tobacco companies and have laws prohibiting foreign tobacco companies such as PM from fully or partially owning all or part of their tobacco companies because tobacco is more profitable than soft-drinks and salty snacks.
    Jun 10 02:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: The Moment To Buy Has Come [View article]
    KO products are NOT addictive so its hoped for growth will not be realized. KO expanding in emerging markets argument doe not make a lot of sense because every corner of the world, may be not North Korea, have seen or know about Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola. In addition people around the globe get suspicious when it comes to exchanging their daily drinks with a new bottled drink. In the 70s when KO was introduced in Europe there were rumors that this product could cause heart problems and KO never was able to convince the Germans to replace beer with KO.
    Jun 8 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Will Continue To Flourish And Create Shareholder Value Far Into The Future [View article]
    Mark Ten are shown on store shelves in CA. MO owns Green Smoke that sells e-cig over the internet worldwide. Per analysts on CNBC, tobacco companies are not making money from selling e-cigarettes yet. The vast majority of smokers still prefer tobacco smoking and their top choice is Marlboro. The challenge to these companies is to create an e-cig that matches as close as possible the real tobacco cigarette.
    Jun 7 03:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: A Buy Or A Sell? [View article]
    Follow Warren Buffett advise: "Buy shares of companies that have competitive edges". KO and MO are such companies. I wonder if MSFT, KRFT fit this qualification.
    Jun 5 01:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: A Buy Or A Sell? [View article]
    The past, the present and the future is MONEY. Most people go shopping where they find the best deals. Sprouts offers similar type of food varieties as WFM and WWAV but at much better prices.
    Jun 5 01:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris: Not The Best Dividend Growth Play In Tobacco [View article]
    Kraft Food split itself in KRFT and MDLZ. At the time of the spin-off the company announced that KRFT would be for income and MDLZ for growth. The opposite has happened. KRFT pays much higher dividend than MDLZ and its share price has appreciated much higher than MDLZ.
    Jun 3 01:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Will Continue To Flourish And Create Shareholder Value Far Into The Future [View article]
    All smokers should buy MO because the money they spend buying cigarettes can be earned back through MO dividends. The same apply to utilities and phones. All pay higher dividends. Food? Maybe.
    Jun 2 01:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: A Buy Or A Sell? [View article]
    MO is a better investment with higher growth and higher dividends. MO will sell its e-cig in every corner of the world.
    Jun 2 12:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth [View article]
    If GE is such a great company why wouldn't it split itself to increase shareholder value? MO used to be almost the same size as GE and it split itself in Kraft Food and Philip Morris International (PM) to increase shareholder value and all three companies, MO, KRFT, MDLZ and PM are thriving.
    Jun 1 01:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Will Continue To Flourish And Create Shareholder Value Far Into The Future [View article]
    True, the e-cigarette is for former smokers and for people who never smoked, like me, and it is enjoyable to smoke. I am not convinced that smoking tobacco causes a lot of illnesses and early death because 25% of people 90 years and older are life-long smokers. 100 people smoke, 99 do not get sick but one so if smoking causes illnesses then all 100 should get sick. Those who alleged got sick because of smoking, if they did not smoke would they have did not get sick? It seems to me that getting sick has something to do with one's genes and eating habits more than from smoking a simple cigarette. The medical community tells us that more people die from drinking, gun shots, knife stabbing and traffic accidents than from smoking. True that tobacco has a strange smell and may be the entire anti smoking campaign is against the smell rather than worry about health.
    Jun 1 01:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Remains A Dividend Stock Despite Litigation Headaches [View article]
    "The reinstatement of the prior $10.1 billion Price "Lights" case judgment, in my opinion, is likely to remain an overhang on the stock price, as it creates uncertainty and increased legal/litigation risk."
    Since the reinstatement MO share price climbed from $38 to $42.
    May 31 11:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Remains A Dividend Stock Despite Litigation Headaches [View article]
    Even if the FTC did not authorize the use of "Light" and "Low Tar", where is the crime? Any smoker can tell the court that light cigarettes are light in taste. If this is a fact where is the misleading? Does "Light" mean "Less Harmful"? "Light" is not the same thing as "Safer". If the facts in your comments are correct, why did the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in MO favor? If this matter of any concern to MO, MO would have asked for an out of court settlement, instead it immediately announced that it would appeal this decision and asked the court to look at the "Class Action Certification", which will be declassified.
    May 31 11:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Remains A Dividend Stock Despite Litigation Headaches [View article]
    "Someone who knows what he is talking about"? The judgment was reinstated because the plaintiff allegation of new information about the "Light" labeling. The FDA did not deny that it approved MO use of the word "Light", the FDA just said it was not involved in this matter. MO provided a written proof from the FDA back in 2003 or 2005 that made the Illinois supreme court dismiss the case. The word "Light" refers to the TASTE and has nothing to do with less risky or less damage. The plaintiff's lawyer wants to make the court believe that MO meant less damage or less hazard by the "Light" label.
    May 28 12:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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