Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (OTCMKTS:IMBBY) was upgraded by stock analysts at Jefferies Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

IMBBY has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Societe Generale reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, September 5th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research note on Sunday, July 31st. Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Friday, June 17th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday, June 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $2,130.50.

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (OTCMKTS:IMBBY) opened at 51.705 on Wednesday. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has a 52 week low of $48.57 and a 52 week high of $55.84. The stock has a market cap of $49.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.912 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $52.73 and a 200 day moving average price of $53.34.

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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