March 21, 2018

Why You Should Want To Trade Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)

10 March 2018, 04:32 | Silvia Roy

The institutional investor held 93,109 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.34 million, down from 207,968 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock has a market cap of $167,720.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.99, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.85. About 55,542 shares traded. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc decreased its stake in Philip Morris International In (PM) by 0.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ashmore Group Plc sold 83,280 shares as the company's stock rose 11.75% with the market. Plancorp Llc who had been investing in Philip Morris Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $166.03 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $1905.64. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.1/share and a low EPS of $0.87/share. Finally, Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Philip Morris International by 0.3% in the second quarter. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since March 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

Saturna Capital Corp, which manages about $3.98 billion and $3.09 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) by 6,676 shares to 11,576 shares, valued at $1.08 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cbs Corp New (NYSE:CBS) by 299,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 343,800 shares, and cut its stake in Cars Com Inc. Astec Inds Inc now has $1.38B valuation. Its up 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. Macquarie Gru invested in 0.08% or 384,872 shares. 22 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. Its up 11.52% from 8.64 million shares, reported previously. Gw Henssler And Assoc Ltd accumulated 63,889 shares. (NYSE:PM). Private Na holds 0.98% or 40,655 shares. Proshare Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 90,207 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Accenture plc is given 10 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 9 holds. Jefferies maintained the shares of PM in report on Tuesday, June 20 with "Hold" rating. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 29,323 shares or 0% of the stock. Arizona State Retirement Systems holds 105,610 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Broadview Advisors Llc acquired 30,175 shares as Astec Inds Inc (ASTE)'s stock declined 18.86%. Ledyard Commercial Bank has invested 0% in Alkermes plc (NASDAQ:ALKS). Boys Arnold & Company invested in 0.79% or 44,444 shares. James Invest owns 275 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. Winslow Evans Crocker Incorporated owns 1,250 shares. Strs Ohio has invested 0% of its portfolio in Astec Industries, Inc. The company reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.35 by ($0.04). The stock had a trading volume of 731,678 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,402,000. (NYSE:PM) were released by: and their article: "Will Philip Morris International Own the Japanese E-Cig Market?" published on February 28, 2018 as well as's news article titled: "Philip Morris International: We're Getting Closer Now" with publication date: February 08, 2018. Therefore 68% are positive. Citigroup upgraded Philip Morris International from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $125.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. (NYSE:PM) has a 20-Day average volume of 6.02 Million. (NYSE:PM) rating on Thursday, October 12. (NYSE:PM) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 17. Bank of America lowered their target price on shares of Philip Morris International from $115.00 to $113.00 and set a "neutral" rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 9th. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $124.57. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Overweight" on Tuesday, January 30. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be given a dividend of $1.07 per share. The stock has "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, November 15. Cowen & Co maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 15,571 shares.

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Philip Morris International Inc. The company has a current ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.06. Its up 0.06, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 55 investors sold PM shares while 524 reduced holdings. Pictet North America Advsrs Sa invested 0.35% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. Pioneer Retail Bank N A Or owns 2,567 shares. 7,398 were accumulated by Northeast Investment.

Among 19 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. NewSquare Capital LLC now owns 101,753 shares of the company's stock worth $116,000 after acquiring an additional 100,228 shares during the period. Westwood Inc reported 0% stake. Dynamic Advsr Solutions Ltd Liability reported 0.22% stake. Parsons Capital Ri holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) for 1,618 shares. ClariVest Asset Management LLC grew its position in Philip Morris International by 0.6% during the second quarter. (NYSE:PM) for 62,281 shares. Citigroup dropped their target price on Philip Morris International from $117.00 to $114.00 and set a "neutral" rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Philip Morris International had a net margin of 7.73% and a negative return on equity of 71.99%.

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. For PM, the company now has 8.45 billion of cash on the books, which is offset by 3.01 billion in current liabilities. Van Hulzen Asset Llc holds 2,100 shares.

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Analysts await Philip Morris International Inc.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $18.32 million activity. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 19.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Philip Morris International Inc. will post 5.27 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Also, CEO Andre Calantzopoulos sold 49,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 22nd. (NASDAQ:COST) by 13,435 shares to 102,736 shares, valued at $16.88 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Booking Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ITW) by 2,823 shares in the quarter, for a total of 112,101 shares, and has risen its stake in Bb&T Corp (NYSE:BBT).

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