Shares of Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and eight have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,981 ($38.95).

A number of research firms have recently commented on IMB. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Imperial Brands in a report on Wednesday. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Imperial Brands in a report on Thursday, January 24th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Imperial Brands in a report on Tuesday, January 15th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Imperial Brands in a report on Friday, February 22nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Imperial Brands in a report on Wednesday, December 12th.

Shares of Imperial Brands stock traded down GBX 35.50 ($0.46) during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching GBX 2,613 ($34.14). The company had a trading volume of 1,865,794 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,680,000. Imperial Brands has a one year low of GBX 2,239.50 ($29.26) and a one year high of GBX 3,009 ($39.32). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 186.11, a current ratio of 0.65 and a quick ratio of 0.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $24.83 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.25.

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

About Imperial Brands

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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