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Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (NASDAQ:ITYBY) was upgraded by research analysts at BNP Paribas from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report released on Thursday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports.

Shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (NASDAQ:ITYBY) opened at 87.0825 on Thursday. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has a 1-year low of $69.32 and a 1-year high of $94.65. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $87.12 and its 200-day moving average is $86.28. The company has a market cap of $41.861 billion and a P/E ratio of 36.74.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday. Separately, analysts at RBC Capital reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday, August 27th. Finally, analysts at Nomura reiterated a “reduce” rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a research note on Monday, August 18th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold”.

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (NASDAQ:ITYBY) is a tobacco company.

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