Imperial Brands (IMB) – Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes

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A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Imperial Brands (LON: IMB):

  • 6/13/2019 – Imperial Brands had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 6/5/2019 – Imperial Brands had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.
  • 5/30/2019 – Imperial Brands had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 5/23/2019 – Imperial Brands had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 3,350 ($43.77) to GBX 3,000 ($39.20). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 5/9/2019 – Imperial Brands was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc to a “buy” rating. They now have a GBX 2,600 ($33.97) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 3,000 ($39.20).
  • 5/7/2019 – Imperial Brands had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 2,900 ($37.89) price target on the stock.
  • 5/3/2019 – Imperial Brands had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG.
  • 5/1/2019 – Imperial Brands had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a GBX 3,300 ($43.12) price target on the stock.
  • 5/1/2019 – Imperial Brands had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc. They now have a GBX 3,900 ($50.96) price target on the stock.
  • 5/1/2019 – Imperial Brands had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 3,400 ($44.43) price target on the stock.

LON:IMB traded down GBX 9 ($0.12) during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 2,014.50 ($26.32). The stock had a trading volume of 973,899 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,680,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.09 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 241.51, a current ratio of 0.68 and a quick ratio of 0.32. Imperial Brands PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 1,861 ($24.32) and a 12 month high of GBX 3,009 ($39.32).

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

In related news, insider Matthew Phillips sold 4,235 shares of Imperial Brands stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,640 ($34.50), for a total value of £111,804 ($146,091.73).

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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