Altria Vs. Philip Morris: Which Is A Better Buy

Jun. 24, 2022 6:34 AM ETAltria Group, Inc. (MO), PM28 Comments
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  • Altria shares fell hard this week after reports of an FDA ban on Juul products.
  • Altria and Philip Morris International have typically been solid defensive plays in recessions.
  • The U.S. tobacco market is expected to grow at a 3.4% CAGR to reach $102.70 billion by 2030.
  • MO and PM pay high, generally sustainable dividends creating high yields and might be considered in a well-rounded portfolio.
  • Both stocks have their advantages - read for how to trade them with less capital requirements and commitments.

Philip Morris Changes Name To Altria

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Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares fell 9.2% on June 23 after the Wall Street Journal reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned all of Juul Labs' vape products from the U.S. market in a

Altria - Regulatory update - FDA rulemaking process

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