Imperial Brands has an 8.3% dividend yield – but what’s the catch?
Tips With an impressive dividend yield of 8.3%, Imperial Brands looks to be one of the most attractive income stocks in the FTSE 100 . But investors should beware, says Rupert Hargreaves. Imperial’s stock looks cheap – but there are good reasons for that.
Shares in focus: Imperial Tobacco – a safe haven in a rocky market
Features Imperial Tobacco is defying the sceptics, so is it worth paying up for the shares? Phil Oakley investigates.
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US tobacco giants merge
News Reynolds and Lorillard, America's second and third-biggest tobacco companies, have agreed to merge.
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Neil Woodford may be a star fund manager – but he’s wrong about tobacco stocks
Features Star fund manager Neil Woodford recently revealed that of his top ten holdings, three are tobacco stocks. But that doesn't mean you should follow his lead. Ed Bowsher explains why.
By Ed Bowsher PublishedFeatures