In the last trading session, 6.89 million Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 0.74. With the company’s per share price at $95.79 changed hands at -$0.52 or -0.54% during last session, the market valuation stood at $149.51B. PM’s last price was a discount, traded about -10.26% off its 52-week high of $105.62. The share price had its 52-week low at $82.85, which suggests the last value was 13.51% up since then. When we look at Philip Morris International Inc.’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 4.06 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 3.83 million.
Analysts gave the Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) stock a consensus recommendation rating of a Buy, calculated at a mean rating of 1.80. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 1 out of 18 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 2 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 1 recommended PM as a Hold, 14 felt it is a Buy and 0 rated the stock as Underweight. Philip Morris International Inc.’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $1.63.
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) trade information
Instantly PM was in red as seen at the end of in last trading. With action 2.26%, the performance over the past five days has been green. The drop to weekly highs of 96.33 on Friday, 09/15/23 subtracted -0.54% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date downside of -5.36%, with the 5-day performance at 2.26% in the green. However, in the 30-day time frame, Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) is 1.92% up. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 6.14 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 2.22 days.
The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $114.81, meaning bulls need an upside of 16.57% from its current market value. According to analyst projections, PM’s forecast low is $87.00 with $130.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -35.71% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to tank 9.18% for it to hit the projected low.
Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) estimates and forecasts
Data shows that the Philip Morris International Inc. share is performing relatively much better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot 0.42% over the past 6 months, a 3.85% in annual growth rate that is considerably higher than the industry average of 2.40%. Moreover, analysts have looked to higher expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2023 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for Philip Morris International Inc. will rise 22.60%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit 18.00% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach 12.80% up from the last financial year.
Consensus estimates given by 7 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $9.38 billion. 7 analysts are of the opinion that Philip Morris International Inc.’s revenue for the quarter ending Dec 2023 will be $9.44 billion. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $7.31 billion and $8.15 billion respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at 28.30%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at 15.90%.
Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of 3.50%. The 2023 estimates are for Philip Morris International Inc. earnings to decrease by -0.20%, but the outlook for the next 5-year period is at 9.12% per year.
Philip Morris International Inc. is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report on October 19. The 5.43% annual yield figure for the share gives it an annual dividend of 5.20. It is important to note, however, that the 5.43% dividend yield ratio should serve as a guide only, as you should also take into consideration many other aspects of a company’s operations and fundamentals before making any investment decision.
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM)’s Major holders
If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 0.16% of Philip Morris International Inc. shares while 78.40% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 78.52%. There are 78.40% institutions holding the Philip Morris International Inc. stock share, with Vanguard Group Inc the top institutional holder. As of Jun 29, 2023, the company held 8.75% of the shares, roughly 135.85 million PM shares worth $13.01 billion.
Capital World Investors holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 7.48% or 116.19 million shares worth $11.13 billion as of Jun 29, 2023.
Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Jun 29, 2023 were Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and American Balanced Fund. With 48.41 million shares estimated at $4.64 billion under it, the former controlled 3.12% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, American Balanced Fund held about 2.69% of the shares, roughly 41.69 million shares worth around $3.99 billion.