Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (OTC:IMBBY) was upgraded by Jefferies Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, StockTargetPrices.com reports.

A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG lowered shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday. Royal Bank Of Canada raised shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, June 17th.

Shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (OTC:IMBBY) traded down 2.05% on Wednesday, hitting $51.04. 80,750 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $52.83 and its 200 day moving average price is $53.37. The firm has a market cap of $48.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.49 and a beta of 0.62. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has a one year low of $48.57 and a one year high of $55.84.

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About Imperial Tobacco Group PLC

Imperial Brands PLC, formerly Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, is a fast-moving consumer goods company. The Company focuses on tobacco portfolio that offers a range of cigarettes, fine cut and smokeless tobaccos, and papers and cigars. The Company’s segments are Returns Markets North, Returns Markets South, Growth Markets (which includes its Cuban joint ventures and Fontem Ventures), USA and Logistics.

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