JP Morgan raised the price target for the Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) stock from “a Neutral” to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on April 09, 2021. The stock was downgraded by UBS, who disclosed in a research note on November 23, 2020, from Buy to Neutral and set the price objective to $80.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) dipped -0.20% to close Wednesday’s market session at $99.76, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $99.72 and $100.55 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 2984519 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 4.23 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 0.27% within the last five trades and 2.10% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 16.08% in the last 6 months and 3.70% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. PM stock is trading at a margin of 0.82%, 0.93% and 12.43% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, PM deals in the Consumer Defensive domain. The stock is trading -1.73 percent below its 52-week high and 44.73 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 29.92. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Philip Morris International Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 42.30 percent and the profit margin is 29.40 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 68.00 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $156.08 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) is 17.58. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 14.85. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 5.19 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.20 percent of Philip Morris International Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 75.50 percent are held by financial institutions. King Martin G., the CEO, PMI America at Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) has sold 21,725 shares of firm on Jul 27 at a price of $100.18 against the total amount of $2.18 million. In another inside trade, Azinovic Drago, Pres. Mid East, Africa, DF of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) sold 15,000 shares of the firm on May 25 for a total worth of $1.47 million at a price of $98.04. An inside trade which took place on May 25, Pres East Asia & Australia of Philip Morris International Inc. Riley Paul sold 10,984 shares of firm against total price of $1.08 million at the cost of $98.04 per share.