Imperial Tobacco Group PLC Given “Underperform” Rating at BNP Paribas (IMT)

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Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT)‘s stock had its “underperform” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at BNP Paribas in a report released on Tuesday. They currently have a GBX 2,500 ($42.05) price objective on the stock. BNP Paribas’ price objective suggests a potential downside of 5.56% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on IMT. Analysts at RBC Capital reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research note on Tuesday, May 13th. They now have a GBX 1,900 ($31.96) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research note on Monday, May 12th. They now have a GBX 2,130 ($35.83) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Societe Generale reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research note on Friday, May 9th. They now have a GBX 3,000 ($50.46) price target on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 2,565.11 ($43.15).

Shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT) opened at 2690.00 on Tuesday. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 2106.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 2688.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 2534. and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2386.85. The company’s market cap is £25.862 billion.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 16th will be paid a dividend of GBX 38.80 ($0.65) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.52%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 16th.

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT) is a tobacco company.

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