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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PM. The highest price target was 140, implying a possible profit of 18.45 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 95, implying a possible loss of -19.62 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.36 percent. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.82 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 7 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PM to grow at a rate of 8.04 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of PM is 3.26.

PM has a 52-week high of 123.55 and a 52-week low of 86.78. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 36.19 percent, and below the high by 4.34 percent. PM has a price/earnings 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.