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January 10, 2014
07:39 EDTPMPhilip Morris to invest up to EUR500M in reduced-risk product facility
Philip Morris announced an investment of up to EUR500M into its first manufacturing facility in the European Union and an associated pilot plant near Bologna, Italy to produce its potentially reduced-risk tobacco products. Once fully operational, the factory and pilot plant combined annual production capacity is expected to reach up to 30 billion units by 2016. “The development and commercialization of reduced-risk products represents a significant step toward achieving the public health objective of harm reduction, a potential paradigm shift for the industry, and an important growth opportunity for PMI. This first factory investment is a milestone in our roadmap toward making these products available to adult smokers," said André Calantzopoulos, PMI’s CEO. Construction on the new facility is expected to begin immediately and last approximately two years. Once fully operational it will employ up to 600 people. The pilot plant is already near completion and will serve as the production facility for pilot and initial market launches. Importantly, the majority of the construction and manufacturing equipment will be procured from Italian companies and further benefit the country’s economy. PMI’s investment in the development and rigorous scientific assessment of products with the potential to reduce the risks of smoking spans more than a decade. It encompasses a wide-range of tobacco and non-tobacco containing product platforms. In November 2013 PMI announced its plans to accelerate commercialization of one of its potentially reduced-risk products in the second half of 2014 in selected cities, prior to a full market launch in 2015.
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September 29, 2014
06:41 EDTPMTobacco companies placing tough warnings on e-cigarettes, NY Times says
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September 26, 2014
10:01 EDTPMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Actuant (ATU) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Air France-KLM (AFLYY) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies... Beacon Roofing (BECN) downgraded at Longbow... China Unicom (CHU) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Erickson (EAC) downgraded at Stifel... H.B. Fuller (FUL) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Philip Morris (PM) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... Seadrill (SDRL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Starwood Property (STWD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Steel Dynamics (STLD) resumed with a Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Vale (VALE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.
08:04 EDTPMPhilip Morris downgraded at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded Philip Morris to Neutral from Buy. The firm downgraded shares based on prolonged dollar strength and lingering economic issues in developed and emerging markets. Price target lowered to $87 from $91.
07:43 EDTPMPhilip Morris downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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September 22, 2014
07:58 EDTPMPhilip Morris estimates lowered on FX headwinds at Morgan Stanley
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