UBM Plc (LON:UBM) Stock Hold Rating Maintained at Societe Generale; The Price Objective is GBX 775.00; First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Trimmed Its Philip Morris Int’l (PM) Position

First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Inc decreased Philip Morris Int’l (PM) stake by 55.23% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Inc sold 114,859 shares as Philip Morris Int’l (PM)’s stock rose 10.69%. The First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Inc holds 93,109 shares with $10.34M value, down from 207,968 last quarter. Philip Morris Int’l now has $166.95B valuation. The stock decreased 2.81% or $3.11 during the last trading session, reaching $107.49. About 11.82 million shares traded or 158.00% up from the average. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since January 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

In analysts note made public on Friday morning, UBM Plc (LON:UBM) stock had its Hold Rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Societe Generale. They currently have a GBX 775.00 target price on company. Societe Generale’s target gives a potential downside of -10.79% from the company’s last stock close.

The stock increased 0.23% or GBX 2 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 870. About 1.09M shares traded. UBM plc (LON:UBM) has 0.00% since January 26, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering UBM Plc (LON:UBM), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. UBM Plc has GBX 963 highest and GBX 470 lowest target. GBX 747.24’s average target is -14.11% below currents GBX 870 stock price. UBM Plc had 206 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, January 17 by Liberum Capital. The stock of UBM plc (LON:UBM) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, August 3. The stock has “Neutral” rating by BNP Paribas on Monday, August 3. The rating was maintained by Beaufort Securities with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 14. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of UBM in report on Monday, July 31 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, July 7. The company was maintained on Monday, August 17 by Numis Securities. The stock of UBM plc (LON:UBM) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, January 20. Beaufort Securities maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 2 report. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Thursday, February 25.

UBM plc organizes business-to-business events worldwide. The company has market cap of 3.42 billion GBP. The firm offers face-to-face interaction in the form of exhibitions, tradeshows, conferences, and other live events. It has a 34.12 P/E ratio. It also provides Website sponsorships and banner advertising services, as well as online directory and data products; and publishes magazines and trade press to specialist markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Advisory Grp Inc invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Fulton Savings Bank Na, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 45,410 shares. Moreover, Adirondack has 0.12% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 1,428 shares. Retirement Of Alabama reported 1.09M shares stake. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.55% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 7.28 million shares. Cambridge Invest Advisors holds 0.21% or 137,492 shares in its portfolio. Thomas J Herzfeld accumulated 0% or 89 shares. Ramsay Stattman Vela And Price has 2,025 shares. 6,708 are owned by Sadoff Mngmt Lc. Columbia Prns L L C Mgmt invested 0.96% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Citadel Limited accumulated 533,080 shares. Suffolk Mgmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 1.25% or 85,225 shares. Advantus Capital Mgmt has 0.45% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Viking Fund Mgmt Lc, North Dakota-based fund reported 26,000 shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj invested 0.88% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM).

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $13.44 million activity. 14,000 shares were sold by Azinovic Drago, worth $1.62 million on Wednesday, August 30. CAMILLERI LOUIS C sold $11.81M worth of stock.

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. $113.51’s average target is 5.60% above currents $107.49 stock price. Philip Morris International had 50 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 14 by CLSA. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 4 by Bank of America. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 17. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 13 by Piper Jaffray. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $121 target in Tuesday, June 20 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, October 12. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, October 5. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of PM in report on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. Vetr upgraded Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) on Monday, August 24 to “Buy” rating. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of PM in report on Monday, October 3 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.36 earnings per share, up 23.64% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.1 per share. PM’s profit will be $2.11B for 19.76 P/E if the $1.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.27 actual earnings per share reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.09% EPS growth.