Press coverage about Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Philip Morris International earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.890741604015 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Philip Morris International (NYSE PM) traded up $2.58 during trading on Monday, reaching $102.40. The company had a trading volume of 6,470,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,620,000. Philip Morris International has a 52-week low of $96.66 and a 52-week high of $123.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $159,050.00, a PE ratio of 26.46, a P/E/G ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.85. The company has a quick ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.06.

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.35 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $8.29 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.17 billion. Philip Morris International had a negative return on equity of 71.99% and a net margin of 7.73%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.10 EPS. analysts predict that Philip Morris International will post 5.28 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $135.00 price objective on Philip Morris International and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 15th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $114.00 target price on shares of Philip Morris International in a report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut Philip Morris International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Philip Morris International from $120.00 to $123.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Bank of America reduced their target price on Philip Morris International from $124.00 to $121.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, October 20th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $123.79.

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About Philip Morris International

Philip Morris International Inc is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, other tobacco products and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside of the United States. Its segments include European Union (EU); Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (EEMA); Asia, and Latin America & Canada.

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