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$RAI's 3Q15 cigarette shipments were up 30.2% from 3Q14. Wholesale inventory levels for the industry were approx. 7.6Bil units at 3Q15-end, up about 600MM from 3Q14. RJ Reynold's inventories of approx. $2.3Bil were in line with the preceding quarter reflecting the normalized level of the new cigarette portfolio.
Visa ($V) set to release it earning after market close today. With new CEO resigning so close to the earnings, should we expect to see any surprises? Visa has been making strong moves with Visa Europe acquisition, partnership with PayPal and a 15% increase if quarterly dividends.
Kimberly Clark Corp ($KMB) has been in decline for most of the year, the stock has also not been getting any analyst love. Will today’s earnings break the trend? Revenue has been up and down in the last four quarters, let us see what this quarter brings.
$KMB down close to 4% after it misses on earnings and revenue. Forecasts are lower for the year.