Credit Suisse Group AG downgraded shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT) to a neutral rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning. The firm currently has GBX 4,000 ($52.21) price objective on the stock, down from their prior price objective of GBX 4,250 ($55.48).

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

A number of other research firms have also issued reports on IMT. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a report on Friday, July 29th. Societe Generale reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 4,500 ($58.74) target price on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a report on Tuesday, August 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a GBX 4,230 ($55.21) target price on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an overweight rating and set a GBX 4,400 ($57.43) target price on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 4,041.41 ($52.75).

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT) opened at 3678.00 on Wednesday. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has a one year low of GBX 2,926.00 and a one year high of GBX 3,898.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 3,581.74 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 3,443.56.

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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