Shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (OTC:IMBBY) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eleven research firms that are currently covering the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $4,200.00.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a report on Tuesday, August 23rd. Beaufort Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a report on Saturday, October 1st. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a report on Sunday, July 31st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG lowered shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 21st.

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (OTC:IMBBY) traded up 0.277% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $43.781. 36,596 shares of the company were exchanged. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has a 52 week low of $42.14 and a 52 week high of $55.84. The firm has a market capitalization of $41.75 billion, a PE ratio of 30.488 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a 50-day moving average of $46.32 and a 200 day moving average of $51.30.

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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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