Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,845 ($37.17).

IMB has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 2,012 ($26.29) price target on shares of Aston Martin Lagonda Global in a report on Wednesday, May 1st. Jefferies Financial Group raised their price target on shares of EXACT Sciences from $100.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 1st. Citigroup raised shares of Copa from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 9th. Liberum Capital cut their target price on shares of Premier Asset Management Group from GBX 230 ($3.01) to GBX 226 ($2.95) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 8th. Finally, Barclays lifted their target price on shares of from $65.00 to $100.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday.

Imperial Brands stock traded up GBX 2.50 ($0.03) during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching GBX 2,145 ($28.03). The stock had a trading volume of 2,014,005 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,680,000. The stock has a market cap of $20.52 billion and a PE ratio of 13.20. Imperial Brands has a 52 week low of GBX 1,821.40 ($23.80) and a 52 week high of GBX 3,009 ($39.32). The company has a current ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 0.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 241.51. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 1,967.27.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 22nd will be paid a dividend of GBX 31.28 ($0.41) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 22nd. Imperial Brands’s payout ratio is 0.77%.

Imperial Brands Company Profile

Imperial Brands PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, imports, markets, and sells tobacco and tobacco-related products. It offers a range of cigarettes, fine cut and smokeless tobacco, papers, and cigars; and e-vapour products. The company sells its products under the growth brands, such as Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, JPS, West, Lambert & Butler, Bastos, Fine, Winston, News, and Parker & Simpson; and specialist brands consisting of blu, Kool, Gitanes, Jade, Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo Y Julieta, Backwoods, Skruf, Golden Virginia, and Drum in approximately 160 countries worldwide.

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