BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC (BATS)

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC (BATS)

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Should You Give Up Fags and Booze, plus Coverage of Babcock and Babylon

The title of this article refers not to your personal habits, but whether investors should give up on holdings in tobacco and drinks companies. Yesterday British American Tobacco (BATS) dropped 10% after the Wall Street journal reported that the US Food and Drug Administration was planning a ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes. They contribute a significant proportion of BATS profits. Aside from this possible temporary issue, the key question for investors is whether to hold tobacco stocks at all. Apart ...