Get a 6.7% yield from British-American Tobacco plc

Get a 6.7% yield from British-American Tobacco plc

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on one of the world’s leading tobacco manufacturing, distribution and sales companies as it further expands into vaping products.

Pat notes that “sin stocks,” in general, have delivered steady returns despite ever-tightening government restrictions… Read More

These new ETFs target trend investors

The North American ETF universe has welcomed several new theme ETFs in recent weeks—each is meant to tap an investment trends. Those funds include a new U.S. marijuana ETF as well as a fund focused on companies at the forefront of the developing 5G network… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. Can I please get an analysis on British American Tobacco (BTI)? What is the outlook for the stock, and is the dividend safe? Thanks.

A: British American Tobacco plc (ADR), $40.20, symbol BTI on New York (ADRs outstanding: 2.3 billion; Market cap: $91.9 billion; www.bat.com), is one of the world’s leading consumer goods firms. The London, U.K.-based company manufactures, distributes and sells tobacco products, primarily cigarettes. It also produces… Read More

Narrower focus will pay off for these two

In the past few years, activist investment firms have pressured ABB and BHP to sell their unprofitable operations. That has freed up cash for share buybacks and dividends.
ABB LTD. ADRs $20 (New York symbol ABB; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 2.1 billion;… Read More

Sony plans share buybacks

SONY CORP. ADRs $47 (New York symbol SNE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $61.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 0.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.sony.net) reported 10.0% lower sales for its fiscal 2019 third quarter, ended December 31, 2018,… Read More