Analysts at Peel Hunt Reconfirmed their “Buy” rating for Group Plc (LON:GOCO). The Price Objective is Set to GBX 140.00; Cypress Capital Group Cut Its Philip Morris International (PM) Position

Research analysts at Peel Hunt have GBX 140.00 target price per share on Group Plc (LON:GOCO). Peel Hunt’s target price per share gives a potential upside of 22.59% from the company’s close price. The rating was disclosed in a report on Wednesday, 28 February.

Cypress Capital Group decreased Philip Morris International Inc (PM) stake by 3.69% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cypress Capital Group sold 2,821 shares as Philip Morris International Inc (PM)’s stock rose 10.69%. The Cypress Capital Group holds 73,631 shares with $8.17 million value, down from 76,452 last quarter. Philip Morris International Inc now has $161.66B valuation. The stock decreased 2.44% or $2.6 during the last trading session, reaching $104.08. About 4.41 million shares traded. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since February 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Group Plc (LON:GOCO), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Group Plc has GBX 150 highest and GBX 57 lowest target. GBX 127.67’s average target is 13.38% above currents GBX 112.6 stock price. Group Plc had 39 analyst reports since November 4, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, November 24, the company rating was maintained by Peel Hunt. On Monday, July 17 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Buy”. As per Thursday, March 2, the company rating was maintained by Peel Hunt. Canaccord Genuity maintained Group plc (LON:GOCO) on Tuesday, August 1 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Friday, June 9 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by Peel Hunt. The firm has “Buy” rating by Peel Hunt given on Wednesday, January 17. Investec maintained the shares of GOCO in report on Tuesday, August 1 with “Sell” rating. Investec maintained Group plc (LON:GOCO) rating on Thursday, January 5. Investec has “Sell” rating and GBX 57 target. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was maintained by Berenberg with “Buy”. Group plc operates a price and product comparison Website in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 471.05 million GBP. The companyÂ’s Website enables people to compare the costs and features of various insurance policies, financial products, and energy tariffs. It has a 30.43 P/E ratio. The firm provides comparison services for car, motorbike, van, home, taxi, motorhome, breakdown, landlord, student, travel, and pet insurance products, as well as for money, energy, home services, life and protection insurance, and other products.

The stock decreased 1.23% or GBX 1.4 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 112.6. About 104,502 shares traded. Group plc (LON:GOCO) has 0.00% since February 28, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Cypress Capital Group increased S&P Global Inc stake by 2,015 shares to 20,465 valued at $3.20 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Ishares (EFAV) stake by 12,360 shares and now owns 41,849 shares. Ishares (MUB) was raised too.

Among 19 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Philip Morris International has $140.0 highest and $80 lowest target. $113.27’s average target is 8.83% above currents $104.08 stock price. Philip Morris International had 54 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 19 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, February 8. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, October 5. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, September 12. Goldman Sachs maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) rating on Wednesday, April 20. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $101 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 24 by Vetr. As per Monday, November 14, the company rating was upgraded by CLSA. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 20 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 3 by Goldman Sachs. Societe Generale upgraded the shares of PM in report on Thursday, April 21 to “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 55 investors sold PM shares while 524 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 452 raised stakes. 1.10 billion shares or 0.12% more from 1.10 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Kanawha Mngmt Ltd Liability invested 0.41% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Tdam Usa Incorporated holds 1.14% or 174,591 shares in its portfolio. Old National Bank In holds 0.3% or 50,417 shares. Town And Country Bank & Trust And Tru Company Dba First Bankers Tru Company reported 36,708 shares stake. 27,663 were reported by Tnb Fincl. Amer Registered Advisor Inc holds 4,850 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Adirondack has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Moreover, Flossbach Von Storch Ag has 4.04% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 3.49 million shares. Montecito Bancorporation And reported 5,661 shares. Sei Com reported 641,325 shares. Willingdon Wealth Mngmt holds 0.2% or 4,986 shares in its portfolio. Argyle Capital Mgmt Inc has invested 0.12% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Sentinel Asset Incorporated holds 0.91% or 341,500 shares in its portfolio. Jarislowsky Fraser has 276,877 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. 34,830 were accumulated by Wellington Shields & Co Ltd Liability.

Analysts await Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) to report earnings on April, 19. They expect $0.87 EPS, down 11.22% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.98 per share. PM’s profit will be $1.35 billion for 29.91 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual EPS reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.59% negative EPS growth.