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

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

Diageo keeps the best of its best

DIAGEO PLC ADR $144 (New York symbol DEO; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; ADRs outstanding: 615.4 million; Market cap: $88.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 5.3; Dividend yield: 3.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.diageo.com) is a leading maker of premium alcoholic beverages. Its main brands include Guinness beer,… Read More