Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities in a report released on Wednesday.

A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on IMT. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 4,400 ($54.50) target price on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 14th. Societe Generale reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 4,500 ($55.74) price target on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Friday, September 9th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 4,100 ($50.79) price target on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Monday, October 17th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 4,230 ($52.40) price target on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lowered their price target on Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from GBX 4,340 ($53.76) to GBX 4,300 ($53.26) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 4,130.93 ($51.17).

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

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 has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 3,581.74 and a 200-day moving average price of 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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