Philip Morris International Inc. [PM] Stock trading around $81.18 per share: What’s Next?

Philip Morris International Inc. [NYSE: PM] loss -0.04% or -0.03 points to close at $81.18 with a heavy trading volume of 5481024 shares. The company report on January 11, 2021 that Underscoring Critical Role of Science in a Smoke-Free Future, Philip Morris International Brings on Former Sanofi Exec as Chief Life Sciences Officer.

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Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) announced the appointment of Jorge Insuasty to the position of Chief Life Sciences Officer, effective Jan. 15, 2021. Mr. Insuasty will report to the company’s CEO, André Calantzopoulos.

“Jorge’s wealth of experience across both the pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare industries makes him the ideal candidate to succeed John O’Mullane, who is retiring,” said Calantzopoulos. “Jorge is a transformational leader in science and medicine and excels in driving product portfolio development through to market success. Science and a consumer-focused product portfolio are the cornerstones of our ambition to replace cigarettes with products that are a better choice than continued smoking. Jorge’s impressive track record will help ensure we reach our goals and take full advantage of adjacent revenue-generating opportunities.”.

It opened the trading session at $81.23, the shares rose to $81.57 and dropped to $80.545, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for PM points out that the company has recorded 7.74% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -44.94% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 5.36M shares, PM reached to a volume of 5481024 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 $91.50 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 2.10. 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.

Edward Jones have made an estimate for Philip Morris International Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on December 15, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS dropped their target price from $90 to $80. The new note on the price target was released on November 23, 2020, representing the official price target for Philip Morris International Inc. stock. On October 07, 2020, analysts increased their price target for PM shares from 82 to 100.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Philip Morris International Inc. is set at 1.57, with the Price to Sales ratio for PM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.36. Price to Free Cash Flow for PM in the course of the last twelve months was 61.71 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

Trading performance analysis for PM stock

Philip Morris International Inc. [PM] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.17. With this latest performance, PM shares dropped by -3.82% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 7.74% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -8.08% 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 46.86, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 40.54, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.38 for Philip Morris International Inc. [PM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 79.72, while it was recorded at 81.77 for the last single week of trading, and 76.26 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 1.22/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.21/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 0.80%. 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 6.50%.

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

There are presently around $93,865 million, or 75.40% of PM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PM stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 123,690,096, which is approximately -1.994% of the company’s market cap and around 0.19% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 91,236,634 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $7.41 billion in PM stocks shares; and CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, currently with $6.76 billion in PM stock with ownership of nearly -0.236% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Philip Morris International Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 677 institutional holders increased their position in Philip Morris International Inc. [NYSE:PM] by around 43,980,237 shares. Additionally, 833 investors decreased positions by around 44,210,449 shares, while 252 investors held positions by with 1,068,068,228 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,156,258,914 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PM stock had 114 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,443,380 shares, while 92 institutional investors sold positions of 2,896,567 shares during the same period.

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