SOURCE: StockCall


December 03, 2010 08:55 ET

Equity Research on Lorillard Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc. - Cigarettes Turning to Emerging Markets

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the cigarettes industry and has completed analytical research on Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO) and Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Some cigarette companies such as Lorillard Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc. managed to continue to post profits last quarter and even reported increases in shipments contrary to even their own predictions. As restrictions tighten and the number of smokers decreases in established markets such as Europe and North America, tobacco companies are focusing on emerging markets. Asian markets are especially strong at the moment as the general population is becoming wealthier. Lorillard Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc. research report are accessible for free by registering today at or is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the cigarettes industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Lorillard Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

A hot issue at the moment is the banning of menthol and other flavored cigarettes. The argument against them is that they encourage young people and people who do not like the taste of cigarettes to smoke. However, there are concerns that a ban might increase counterfeit trading and result in easier underage access. Counterfeit cigarettes are becoming increasingly troublesome as prices continue to climb from higher taxes imposed by governments needing to replenish waning budgets. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Cigarette companies in the US are also facing the possibility of increased graphic warning labels which proved to be a relatively successful deterrent in Canada. While companies are still managing to post profits and emerging markets provide some relief from the onslaught, health problems, stigma, numerous court cases, taxes and increasingly strict regulations are all aligning to reduce demand in this industry. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the cigarettes industry.

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