Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMB)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by Beaufort Securities in a research note issued on Wednesday.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on IMB. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 4,400 ($54.50) price objective on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 14th. Societe Generale restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 4,500 ($55.74) price objective on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price objective on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from GBX 4,300 ($53.26) to GBX 4,500 ($55.74) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 9th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lowered their price objective on shares of 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. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 4,000 ($49.55) price objective on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research report on Thursday, September 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 4,145.71 ($51.35).

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

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMB) opened at 3401.50 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 3,888.35 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 3,886.54. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has a one year low of GBX 3,350.50 and a one year high of GBX 4,154.00. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 32.46 billion.

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

About Imperial Tobacco Group PLC

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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