Analyst Ratings for Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. PM had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

10 analysts declared PM a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for PM. The most optimistic price target was 140, implying a possible profit of 18.45 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 95, which equates to a potential downside of -19.62 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.36 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.36 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.92 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.82 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 7 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PM to grow at a rate of 8.04 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. PM has a PEG ratio of 3.26.

PM has traded between a high of 123.55 and a low of 86.78 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 36.19 percent, and 4.34 percent below the high. PM has a P/E ratio of 26.21. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PM value stock report compares PM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PM is $182.73 billion. PM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.