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Imperial Brands: dumping the chair is about the share price and Old Father Time not "overboarding"

Published 10 days ago

I see there are various reports circulating that Mark Williamson - the chairman of Imperial Brands (IMB) - is set to fall on his sword soon, having been hassled by institutional investors over perceived "overboarding", given he is also the chair of Spectris (SXS) and on the board of National Grid (NG/). 

Imperial Brands - fade the moral outrage & buy

Published 107 days ago

Time for another write-up on Imperial Brands (IMB)...and no doubt time for a bunch of criticism in the comments about how this is an uninvestable sector. Well I do not smoke, would not want my children to smoke/use tobacco-based products but - in a modern world of information and regulation/taxation - I respect the right of adults to do so and I remain perfectly comfortable in investing in the sector. Otherwise, where do you draw the investing line? Alcohol? Defence? Gambling? Clothing names who directly or indirectly use child labour and lots of water? Energy and mining names due to their use of the world's assets? You get the gist...

Smoking in the sun - updated views from Next & Imperial Tobacco

Published 149 days ago

Back in early August, I admitted I was a fashion luddite but, even so, managed to conclude on FTSE-100 clothing retailer Next (NXT) that the weather was rather important:

Don't panic about the FTSE 100 being at a five-month low (part two)

Published 164 days ago

In part one yesterday, I talked about some of the complexities around the FTSE 100 today...but finished the piece by promising some stock picks. Before I get into these I have to highlight Nigel's piece yesterday, which absolutely nails the opportunities around names such as BT Group (BT.A), Centrica (CNA) and ITV (ITV).

Why I’m Unsure It's the Best Course to Follow Chris Bailey’s Latest Tip - with TW Note.

Published 288 days ago

Hello Share Swappers. A fellow Shareprophets scribe and a very nice chap I meet with pleasure at all the Global Group UK Investor Shows, writes to commend investment in Imperial Brands (IMB). That, of course, is a tobacco company.

Bullish smoke signals from Imperial Brands

Published 288 days ago

I was too early with my positive call on Imperial Brands (IMB) that I shared with you back in November .  Sure I have picked up some dividends but it is capital growth you all really want.  Today's half year numbers however highlight why this name should be in your portfolio even if - like me - you are not a user of their products.  

Imperial Brands - I don't use the products but hello cash machine

Published 471 days ago

The last time I wrote about Imperial Brands (IMB) HERE, there were a few overly excitable comments made. As noted last time, I have never smoked but have no moral hang-up to investing in the sector. If you do...then I guess you have stopped reading or I look forward to your comments. Anyhow, since my original piece the stock is slightly down but only by a percent or two and full year preliminary numbers highlight an improving second half of the year showing a touch of revenue and EPS growth.

Imperial Brands - time to light up...

Published 511 days ago

I have never smoked and have no plans ever to but I am enough of a libertarian to take the view that if individuals want to light up after knowing everything that medical science has discovered about tobacco over the last couple of generations then that is their business. And so I do periodically invest in the tobacco sector.

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