Philip Morris International Inc. [PM] moved up 0.49: Why It’s Important

Philip Morris International Inc. [NYSE: PM] gained 0.49% on the last trading session, reaching $77.50 price per share at the time. The company report on July 21, 2020 that Philip Morris International Inc. Reports 2020 Second-Quarter Reported Diluted EPS of $1.25 Versus $1.49 in 2019, Reflecting Currency-Neutral Adjusted Diluted EPS Decline of 7.5%.

Provides 2020 Full-Year Reported Diluted EPS Forecast of $4.84 to $4.99, or Adjusted Diluted EPS of $4.92 to $5.07, Reflecting Like-for-Like Currency-Neutral Growth of Approximately 2% to 5%.

Philip Morris International Inc. represents 1.56 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $120.10 billion with the latest information. PM stock price has been found in the range of $76.28 to $77.51.

If compared to the average trading volume of 5.05M shares, PM reached a trading volume of 2911584 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Philip Morris International Inc. [PM]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PM shares is $86.80 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PM stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Goldman have made an estimate for Philip Morris International Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 01, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Cowen dropped their target price from $90 to $102. The new note on the price target was released on February 13, 2020, representing the official price target for Philip Morris International Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Philip Morris International Inc. is set at 1.58, with the Price to Sales ratio for PM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.12. Price to Free Cash Flow for PM in the course of the last twelve months was 230.51 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

Trading performance analysis for PM stock

Philip Morris International Inc. [PM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.90. With this latest performance, PM shares gained by 10.49% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.38% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -6.04% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 57.44, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 60.91, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.52 for Philip Morris International Inc. [PM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 74.05, while it was recorded at 77.04 for the last single week of trading, and 78.70 for the last 200 days.

Philip Morris International Inc. [PM]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Philip Morris International Inc. [PM] shares currently have an operating margin of +39.91 and a Gross Margin at +64.48. Philip Morris International Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +24.07.

Return on Total Capital for PM is now 55.00, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 47.53. Additionally, PM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 157.22, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 74.19.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Philip Morris International Inc. [PM] managed to generate an average of $97,524 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.18 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.72.Philip Morris International Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Philip Morris International Inc. [PM]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Philip Morris International Inc. posted 1.43/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.35/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 5.90%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Philip Morris International Inc. go to 5.27%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Philip Morris International Inc. [PM]

There are presently around $90,317 million, or 76.00% of PM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PM stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 127,969,288, which is approximately 2.593% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 96,880,168 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $7.51 billion in PM stocks shares; and CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, currently with $7.05 billion in PM stock with ownership of nearly 23.959% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Philip Morris International Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 636 institutional holders increased their position in Philip Morris International Inc. [NYSE:PM] by around 71,367,455 shares. Additionally, 910 investors decreased positions by around 58,988,991 shares, while 256 investors held positions by with 1,035,029,338 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,165,385,784 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PM stock had 63 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,398,609 shares, while 156 institutional investors sold positions of 8,708,715 shares during the same period.

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