Imperial Tobacco Group PLC logo Shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Market Beat.
Cigarette giant Imperial Tobacco (LSE: IMT) has undergone significant restructuring to mitigate falling product sales, shuttering dozens of underperforming local labels and ploughing increasing sums into 'Growth Brands' like West and Davidoff.
Few stocks have delivered a more reliable combination of income and capital growth over the last decade than FTSE 100 giants Imperial Tobacco Group (LSE: IMT) (NASDAQOTH: ITYBY.US) and British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) (NYSEMKT: BTI.US).
Net revenues and volumes of these labels leapt 15% and 12% during the half year, and these cartons now make up 59% of group sales, up from 52% a year ago. The formidable brand power of these cigarettes is essential for Imperial Tobacco to ward off the ...