New Investments and Second Quarter Financial Results - Research Report on Philip Morris, Altria, Lorillard, Reynolds American

  New Investments and Second Quarter Financial Results - Research Report on
        Philip Morris, Altria, Lorillard, Reynolds American and FEMSA

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NEW YORK, August 13, 2013

NEW YORK, August 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Philip
Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), Lorillard
Inc. (NYSE: LO), Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE: RAI) and Fomento Economico
Mexicano SAB (NYSE: FMX). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Philip Morris International Inc. Research Report 

On July 25, 2013, Philip Morris International Inc.'s (PMI) Poland based
affiliate, Philip Morris Polska S.A. (PMP) announced its plans to invest more
than PLN150 million (around $50 million) in the Malopolska region, for the
construction of new manufacturing and office facilities to produce tobacco for
roll-your-own cigarettes. PMI informed that it expects the construction of the
new facilities to be complete by mid-2014 and the investment is expected to
create c.700 new jobs. Managing Director for Philip Morris Poland and Baltic
States, Olek Grzesiak, commented, "I am really pleased that Krakow was chosen
by Philip Morris International (PMI) for yet another investment, which will
further strengthen the position of our business in Poland and our ability to
continue to compete efficiently and effectively in the European market." The
Full Research Report on Philip Morris International Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/0270_PM]

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Altria Group Inc. Research Report

On July 23, 2013, The Altria Group Inc. (Altria) released its Q2 2013 and H1
2013 financial results. The Company's revenue (net of excise taxes) for Q2
2013 and H1 2013 fell 2.3% YoY to $3.9 billion and 1.7% YoY to $7.4 billion,
respectively. Altria's Q2 2013 diluted EPS increased 5.0% YoY to $0.63 while
H1 2013 diluted EPS increased 10.9% YoY to $1.32. Marty Barrington, Chairman
and CEO of Altria said, "The Company's diverse business model delivered
adjusted diluted earnings per share growth of 5.1% for the second quarter and
7.4% for the first half of the year. All three of our reportable segments
delivered adjusted operating companies income and margin growth in the second
quarter and first half. Nu Mark's plans for introducing MarkTen e-cigarettes
into a lead market in August of this year are on-track." The Company stated
that it revised its full year 2013 diluted EPS guidance from a range of
$2.50-$2.56 to a range of $2.51-$2.56. The Full Research Report on Altria
Group Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/fe4c_MO]

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Lorillard Inc. Research Report

On July 25, 2013, Lorillard Inc. (Lorillard) posted its Q2 2013 financial
results with net sales of $1.8 billion, up 4.2% YoY. GAAP net income was $313
million or $0.83 per diluted share, in Q2 2013, compared to $284 million or
$0.72 per diluted share, in Q2 2012. Murray S. Kessler, Lorillard Chairman,
President and CEO stated, "I am pleased that, in a challenging external
environment, Lorillard delivered another high quality earnings quarter marked
by stable cigarette volumes, strong market share gains, tight cost control and
continued success of the Company's strategic initiatives, like blu eCigs. As a
result, Lorillard has grown adjusted EPS 12% during the first half of the
year. With continued industry leading fundamentals, our plans to launch
Newport Non-Menthol Gold, the continued success of blu eCigs and our recently
increased share repurchase authorization, we are confident in our ability to
continue our strong operational and financial performance throughout 2013 and
into 2014." The Full Research Report on Lorillard Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/d331_LO]

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Reynolds American, Inc. Research Report

On July 24, 2013, Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) released its Q2 2013 results
with net sales of $2.2 billion, up 0.1% YoY. Adjusted EPS stood at $0.84, up
6.3% YoY, due to higher cigarette and moist-snuff pricing and lower MSA
(master settlement agreement) expense. Daniel M. Delen, RAI President and CEO
said, "Profits increased at RJR Tobacco, American Snuff and Santa Fe, and
their powerful key brands delivered solid market-share gains. Our companies'
relevant business strategies, combined with efficient execution and superior
consumer engagement, drove a successful first half for RAI despite continued
economic and competitive challenges. For the full year, we remain on track for
growth of 6 percent to 11 percent in adjusted earnings, compared with 2012's
adjusted results." The Full Research Report on Reynolds American, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/d59b_RAI]

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Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB Research Report

On July 25, 2013, Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (FEMSA) presented its
operational and financial results for Q2 2013 with revenue of Peso62.0
million, up 4.1% YoY. Income from operations grew 9.1% YoY to Peso7.3 million,
reflecting growth at Coca-Cola FEMSA and FEMSA Comercio. Coca-Cola FEMSA
income from operations grew 9.1% YoY, as a result of lower sugar prices
combined with the appreciation of the Mexican peso as applied to Coca-Cola
FEMSA's US dollar-denominated raw material costs. The Company also reported
that FEMSA Comercio revenue increased 11.7% YoY and income from operations
grew 6.7% YoY, which was mainly driven by 1,026 net newly opened stores in the
past one year. The Full Research Report on Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2af5_FMX]

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