|Bid||434.00 x 0|
|Ask||434.10 x 0|
|Day's range||430.90 - 435.50|
|52-week range||277.30 - 435.50|
|PE ratio (TTM)||22.98|
|Earnings date||19 Jul 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||9.20 (2.42%)|
|1y target est||399.55|
Tobacco group Swedish Match (SWMA.ST) beat expectations for first-quarter profit on Friday as profit margins for snus, a wet snuff tobacco, widened, but the profitability of its cigars shrank in the United States. The company has grown fast in recent years in the U.S. cigar market and hopes for similar success there with snus, which is banned elsewhere in Europe and which faces increased competition in its home market. Operating profit was 1.05 billion crowns (88 million pounds), down from 1.24 billion a year earlier.
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — An adviser to the European Union's top court says a ban should be kept on tobacco for oral use after smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match had attempted to overturn it.