First Personal Financial Services raised its position in shares of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) by 32.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,204 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 545 shares during the quarter. First Personal Financial Services’ holdings in Philip Morris International were worth $249,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Engineers Gate Manager LP boosted its holdings in shares of Philip Morris International by 256.9% in the first quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 37,479 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,231,000 after buying an additional 26,979 shares during the last quarter. IMS Capital Management raised its stake in Philip Morris International by 15.9% during the 1st quarter. IMS Capital Management now owns 4,970 shares of the company’s stock worth $561,000 after acquiring an additional 680 shares during the period. FormulaFolio Investments LLC raised its stake in Philip Morris International by 28.9% during the 1st quarter. FormulaFolio Investments LLC now owns 9,850 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,112,000 after acquiring an additional 2,209 shares during the period. TD Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Philip Morris International by 5.5% during the 1st quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,692,519 shares of the company’s stock worth $191,086,000 after acquiring an additional 88,517 shares during the period. Finally, Opus Capital Group LLC raised its stake in Philip Morris International by 100.0% during the 1st quarter. Opus Capital Group LLC now owns 15,638 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,766,000 after acquiring an additional 7,819 shares during the period. 72.02% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Philip Morris International from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “buy” rating and issued a $133.00 price target (down previously from $134.00) on shares of Philip Morris International in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Vetr cut shares of Philip Morris International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $111.99 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, May 22nd. Bank of America Corporation lifted their price objective on shares of Philip Morris International from $120.00 to $123.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Philip Morris International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $122.79.
Shares of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE PM) traded down 0.81% during trading on Friday, reaching $115.79. 5,992,435 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $116.22 and a 200 day moving average price of $115.56. Philip Morris International Inc has a 12-month low of $86.78 and a 12-month high of $123.55. The company has a market capitalization of $179.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.66 and a beta of 0.94.
Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The company reported $1.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.23 by ($0.09). The company had revenue of $6.92 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.11 billion. Philip Morris International had a negative return on equity of 66.18% and a net margin of 9.36%. The business’s revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.15 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Philip Morris International Inc will post $4.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 27th will be given a $1.07 dividend. This represents a $4.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 26th. This is a boost from Philip Morris International’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.04. Philip Morris International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 92.24%.
In related news, insider Drago Azinovic sold 14,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $116.00, for a total transaction of $1,624,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.23% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Philip Morris International Profile
Philip Morris International Inc is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, other tobacco products and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside of the United States. Its segments include European Union (EU); Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (EEMA); Asia, and Latin America & Canada.
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