A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Imperial Brands (LON: IMB) recently:

  • 12/13/2017 – Imperial Brands had its price target lowered by analysts at Berenberg Bank from GBX 3,780 ($50.87) to GBX 3,765 ($50.67). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 12/11/2017 – Imperial Brands was given a new GBX 3,400 ($45.76) price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 12/11/2017 – Imperial Brands was given a new GBX 3,740 ($50.34) price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 12/5/2017 – Imperial Brands had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.
  • 11/29/2017 – Imperial Brands was given a new GBX 3,740 ($50.34) price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/29/2017 – Imperial Brands had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a GBX 3,400 ($45.76) price target on the stock.
  • 11/29/2017 – Imperial Brands had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc..
  • 11/24/2017 – Imperial Brands had its “conviction-buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a GBX 3,770 ($50.74) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 3,770 ($50.74).
  • 11/17/2017 – Imperial Brands had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a GBX 3,600 ($48.45) price target on the stock.
  • 11/14/2017 – Imperial Brands had its price target raised by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from GBX 3,230 ($43.47) to GBX 3,275 ($44.08). They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 11/13/2017 – Imperial Brands was given a new GBX 3,300 ($44.41) price target on by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 11/8/2017 – Imperial Brands was given a new GBX 3,750 ($50.47) price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/8/2017 – Imperial Brands had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a GBX 3,230 ($43.47) price target on the stock.
  • 11/8/2017 – Imperial Brands had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 3,700 ($49.80) price target on the stock.
  • 11/8/2017 – Imperial Brands had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc..
  • 11/7/2017 – Imperial Brands had its “long term buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities. They now have a GBX 3,450 ($46.43) price target on the stock.
  • 10/24/2017 – Imperial Brands was given a new GBX 3,900 ($52.49) price target on by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/20/2017 – Imperial Brands had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a GBX 3,230 ($43.47) price target on the stock.
  • 10/17/2017 – Imperial Brands had its price target lowered by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from GBX 4,000 ($53.84) to GBX 3,900 ($52.49). They now have a “conviction-buy” rating on the stock.

Shares of Imperial Brands PLC (LON IMB) traded down GBX 50.81 ($0.68) during trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 3,050 ($41.05). The stock had a trading volume of 1,749,008 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,510,000. Imperial Brands PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 3,013 ($40.55) and a 1-year high of GBX 3,956.50 ($53.25).

Imperial Brands (LON:IMB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported GBX 267 ($3.59) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 264.40 ($3.56) by GBX 2.60 ($0.03). The firm had revenue of GBX 3,024.70 billion during the quarter. Imperial Brands had a return on equity of 26.82% and a net margin of 4.75%.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be issued a GBX 59.51 ($0.80) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.87%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd.

In other Imperial Brands news, insider Simon Langelier purchased 31 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 3,258 ($43.85) per share, with a total value of £1,009.98 ($1,359.33).

Imperial Brands PLC, formerly Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, is a fast-moving consumer goods company. The Company offers a range of cigarettes, fine cut and smokeless tobaccos, papers and cigars. The Company’s segments include Growth Markets, USA, Returns Markets North, Returns Markets South and Logistics.

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