Summary RICHMOND, Virginia -- Philip Morris International Inc. gave CEO Andre Calantzopoulos a pay package valued at about $10.9 million for fiscal 2013. Shipments fell 5 percent to 880.2 billion cigarettes. The AP's calculation counts salary, bonuses, perks and stock and options awarded to the executive during the year.
Summary The companies behind the booming e-cigarette market -- including Altria Group (NYSE: MO ) , Lorillard (NYSE: LO ) , Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI ) , and Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM ) -- and their investors should prepare for some tough news. Of the cases, almost a third were referred to hospitals. As mentioned before, the liquid nicotine is especially dangerous to children, since the concentration of the substance is very high and absorbs quickly.
Summary RICHMOND, Va. -- Philip Morris International Inc., the world's second-biggest cigarette company, awarded its CEO Andre Calantzopoulos a compensation package valued at about $10.9 million for fiscal 2013, according to an Associated Press analysis of a regulatory filing. That makes the AP total slightly different in most cases from the total reported by companies to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The value that a company assigned to an executive's stock and option awards for 2013 was the present value of what the company expected the awards to be worth to the executive over time.
Summary Calantzopoulos' salary was nearly $1.6 million and he received a $2.7 million performance-based bonus. Last year Philip Morris International's profit fell 2.5 percent to $8.58 billion. Revenue excluding excise taxes fell less than 1 percent to $31.2 billion. Shipments fell 5 percent to 880.2 billion cigarettes. The AP's calculation counts salary, bonuses, perks and stock and options awarded to the executive during the year.
Summary Only stockholders of record on March 14, 2014 are entitled to vote at the meeting, or at any adjournments or postponements of the meeting. To obtain copies of PMI's proxy statement for its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and the necessary documents to vote your shares, please consult PMI's website at www.pmi.com/investors .
Summary Most investors are well aware of the four main public tobacco companies in the United States: Altria (NYSE: MO ) , Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI ) , Philip Morris International, and Lorillard. Vector manufactures and sells cigarettes through its Liggett Group and Vector Tobacco subsidiaries under the Pyramid, Grand Prix, Liggett Select, and new Eagle 20s brands. Although Vector is the fourth-largest publicly listed tobacco company within the United States, the company only has a teeny tiny share of the market.
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Summary Mark Littlewood: on the BBC he repeated arguments about cigarette packaging from Philip Morris International. The evidence suggests that plain packaging is a powerful deterrent . Philip Morris listed the arguments that should be made in the media to try to prevent the government from introducing it, identified the BBC as a key outlet, and named the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Taxpayers' Alliance as potential "media messengers".
Summary But a new report accuses Philip Morris of doing just that. According to the report, titled You're the Target: "While tobacco companies claim publicly that they do not market to youth or design marketing campaigns that target them, a 2013 study conducted in low- and middle-income countries showed that 22% of five- and six-year-olds surveyed were able to correctly identify Marlboro cigarettes, the world's best-selling cigarette brand." "The real tragedy of this entire campaign is that it's running in countries with the weakest laws, the most vulnerable populations where the governments haven't stepped in to protect their children," Myers said, citing Indonesia, the Philippines, China, and Russia as examples.
Summary Marlboro accused of targeting teenagers in its 'Don't Be A Maybe' campaign. Adverts feature young people partying, snowboarding and playing guitar. Allegedly draw on youth images of 'freedom, risk-taking and falling in love'. Cigarette firm Philip Morris International accused of 'breaching ethical code'.
Summary Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) was upgraded by research analysts at EVA Dimensions from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report released on Tuesday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $90.01.