What Analysts Say about the Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) Stock

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) saw an upside of 0.48% to close Tuesday at $95.58 after adding $0.46 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,527,620 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $97.91 in the past week. An average of 4,575,965 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,711,718.

PM’s 1-month performance is -6.83% or -$7.99 on its low of $94.37 reached on 09/30/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $68.93 and high of $106.51, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/07/21. YTD, PM has achieved 15.45% or $12.79. However, the current price is down -10.26%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Jul 27, 78 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Philip Morris International Inc. (PM). King Martin G. (CEO, PMI America) most recently sold 21,725 shares at $100.18 per share on Jul 27. This transaction cost the insider $2,176,482. Pres. Mid East, Africa, DF, Azinovic Drago, sold 15,000 shares at a price of $98.04 on May 25. Then, on May 25, Pres East Asia & Australia Riley Paul sold 10,984 shares at a price of $98.04 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,076,871.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 28.58 and a low of 12.98. PM stock has a beta of 0.89. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 4.97 while the price to cash flow ratio at 53.68.

Philip Morris International Inc. pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share. Its dividend yield is 5.23% and the payout ratio is 84.00%. PM paid $1.25 a share compared with prior rate of $1.20, up 4.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.05 reported on Wednesday September 15 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 12.32% yearly.

It is projected that Philip Morris International Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 23-Dec. PM is expected to distribute $1.25 as its next dividend.

Philip Morris International Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.60, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.20 meaning that PM stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 68.00%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 45.46% while for the period ending June 29; Philip Morris International Inc.’s operating margin was 42.30%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $19.12 billion against revenue of $28.69 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected PM to announce $1.55 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.57, representing a 1.30% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $3.37 billion. PM stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 49.89 billion, with total debt at $29.16 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $1.56 billion

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 34.78% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 26.22%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $95.67, reflecting a -0.84% or -$0.81 change from its current price. PM is currently trading -6.26% above its 20-day SMA, -1.89% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -4.45% and +15.84% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 11.30% and 13.43% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.71. The RSI (14) points at 36.73%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 13.96% with the period’s ATR at 1.72. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.40 and -2.18 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), JP Morgan upgraded it to an Overweight rating. They previously had a Neutral rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for PM stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate PM as a “sell,”, while 5 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 13 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is PM’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $86.00 and a high of $130.00, with their median price target at $110.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) stock is $111.61.


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