Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMB) had its price objective boosted by Jefferies Group from GBX 3,550 ($46.34) to GBX 4,600 ($60.04) in a report issued on Wednesday morning. Jefferies Group currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Analyst Recommendations for Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMB)

A number of other research firms also recently commented on IMB. Barclays PLC lifted their target price on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from GBX 4,200 ($54.82) to GBX 4,400 ($57.43) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research report on Friday, July 8th. BNP Paribas reissued an outperform rating and set a GBX 4,500 ($58.74) price objective on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Friday, July 8th. Berenberg Bank boosted their price objective on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from GBX 4,230 ($55.21) to GBX 4,400 ($57.43) and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued an outperform rating and set a GBX 4,100 ($53.52) price objective on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Monday, July 4th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from GBX 3,940 ($51.43) to GBX 4,230 ($55.21) and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 4,136.92 ($54.00).

Shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMB) opened at 3945.00 on Wednesday. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 3,309.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 4,154.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 37.62 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 4,019.78 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 3,859.24.

In related news, insider Witts,Karen purchased 140 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 4,101 ($53.53) per share, for a total transaction of £5,741.40 ($7,494.32).

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC Company Profile

Imperial Brands PLC, formerly Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, is a fast-moving consumer goods company. The Company focuses on tobacco portfolio that offers a range of cigarettes, fine cut and smokeless tobaccos, and papers and cigars. The Company’s segments are Returns Markets North, Returns Markets South, Growth Markets (which includes its Cuban joint ventures and Fontem Ventures), USA and Logistics.

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