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.
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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