News articles about Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Philip Morris International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.0834135065958 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Shares of Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) opened at $98.69 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 0.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.91. The stock has a market capitalization of $160,663.31, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.85. Philip Morris International has a 52-week low of $98.51 and a 52-week high of $123.55.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 21st were given a $1.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 20th. This represents a $4.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.34%. Philip Morris International’s payout ratio is 94.48%.
A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Philip Morris International from $120.00 to $123.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised Philip Morris International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Jefferies Group raised Philip Morris International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $124.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Citigroup dropped their price objective on Philip Morris International from $117.00 to $114.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $137.00 target price (up from $130.00) on shares of Philip Morris International in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $125.14.
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Philip Morris International Company Profile
Philip Morris International Inc is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, other tobacco products and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside of the United States. Its segments include European Union (EU); Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (EEMA); Asia, and Latin America & Canada.
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