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Should Investors Sell on Philip Morris' Q1 Miss?

22 April 2017, 01:11 | Jan Cross

Should Investors Sell on Philip Morris' Q1 Miss?

Philip Morris' cigarette sales dropped more than a tenth

Depending on the earnings numbers reported, Philip Morris International Inc. The foreign currency translations are expected to now impact the earnings of Philip Morris by $0.08, as opposed to an estimation of $0.18 earlier. However, the brokerage maintained its Hold rating on the stock. The brand closed out the quarter with a weekly offtake share of 9.6% nationally, 11.6% in Tokyo, and 14.9% in Sendai. Current price places the company's stock 25.5% away from its 200-day simple moving average, -0.03%, away from the 50-day average and also -1.01% away from 20-day average. (PM) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that Philip Morris International, Inc. For the past 5 days of trading, the stock has seen a move of 1.91%. This is an increase of approximately 487% compared to the average daily volume of 179 put options.

Philip Morris International Inc. shares fell $1.93 (-1.69%) to $111.98 in premarket trading Thursday. The company reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.03 by $0.05. For the full year, the company expects the volume to fall by 3% to 4%.

Editor's Remarks: The world's largest publicly listed tobacco company saw disappointing figures, including a 0.3% fall in net revenues (excluding excise taxes) to $6.06bn during the first three months of the year - well short of analysts' average expectations of a rise to $6.47bn - sending its shares down 3.7% by the end of the day. Philip Morris International's revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Philip Morris International will post $4.87 earnings per share for the current year. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 23rd were given a $1.04 dividend. That translates to a dividend yield of 3.63% at Wednesday's closing price. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, March 21st. Despite promising signs about the company's long-term future, few shareholders were happy with Philip Morris' current situation. If you are reading this piece on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA and global copyright laws.

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Now the P/E of Philip Morris International, Inc. stands at 24.55. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 71.65% of the company's stock. The number of shares now owned by investors are 165.61 mln. GW&K Investment Management LLC now owns 300,259 shares of the company's stock valued at $29,191,000 after buying an additional 18,840 shares during the period. The company expects a combined cigarette and heated tobacco unit volume decline of 3% to 4% for the full year 2017. The company has earned $1,590 million, or $1.02 a share in the quarter, compared with $1,530 million, or $0.98 a share for the same period a year ago. Howard Capital Management boosted its stake in Philip Morris International by 2.0% in the third quarter.

At time of writing this, the stock fell 3.44 percent. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in shares of Philip Morris International by 4.1% in the third quarter. The stock has earnings growth of -24.40% yoy and showed a low EPS growth of -13.80% over the past five years. Its segments include European Union (EU); Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (EEMA); Asia, and Latin America & Canada.

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