Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMB) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen research firms that are currently covering the firm. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and ten have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,076.15 ($50.57).

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on IMB. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 4,400 ($54.58) target price on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 14th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their target price on Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from GBX 4,300 ($53.34) to GBX 4,500 ($55.82) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 9th. Societe Generale reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 4,500 ($55.82) target price on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 4,000 ($49.62) target price on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Thursday, September 29th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “sector performer” rating and set a GBX 3,900 ($48.38) target price on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Friday, September 9th.

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Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMB) opened at 3518.00 on Friday. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 33727.45 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 3,724.12 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 3,866.15. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 3,350.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 4,154.00.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 16th will be paid a dividend of GBX 54.10 ($0.67) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 16th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.47%.

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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