Imperial Tobacco Group plc Sponsored (IMBBY) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Imperial Tobacco Group plc Sponsored (OTCMKTS:IMBBY) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on IMBBY shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Imperial Tobacco Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 27th. Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group in a research report on Tuesday, October 16th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada downgraded shares of Imperial Tobacco Group from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, September 3rd.

Shares of IMBBY traded down $0.30 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $31.16. 370,868 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 197,363. The firm has a market capitalization of $30.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.83 and a beta of 0.59. Imperial Tobacco Group has a 12-month low of $31.44 and a 12-month high of $44.02. The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.81.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 23rd will be issued a $0.855 dividend. This represents a $3.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.98%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 21st. Imperial Tobacco Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 96.88%.

About Imperial Tobacco Group

Imperial Brands PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and sells tobacco and tobacco-related products. It offers cigarettes, fine cut tobacco, papers, and cigars; smokeless tobacco, including snus; and e-vapour products. The company sells its products under the growth brands, such as Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, JPS, West, Fine, News, Winston, Bastos, Lambert & Butler, and Parker & Simpson; and specialist brands consisting of blu, Gitanes, Kool, Golden Virginia, Drum, Route 66, Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo Y Julieta, Backwoods, Skruf, and Rizla in approximately 160 countries worldwide.

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