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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Imperial Brands Plc LSE:IMB London Ordinary Share GB0004544929 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -23.00p -1.16% 1,953.60p 798,502 11:18:42
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1,953.40p 1,953.80p 1,977.20p 1,943.40p 1,973.80p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Tobacco 30,524.00 1,823.00 143.60 13.6 18,690.8

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17/6/2019
09:20
Imperial Brands Daily Update: Imperial Brands Plc is listed in the Tobacco sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker IMB. The last closing price for Imperial Brands was 1,976.60p.
Imperial Brands Plc has a 4 week average price of 1,861p and a 12 week average price of 1,861p.
The 1 year high share price is 3,009p while the 1 year low share price is currently 1,861p.
There are currently 956,736,947 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 2,946,987 shares. The market capitalisation of Imperial Brands Plc is £18,662,110,888.18.
10/6/2019
06:16
lukmanpatel: Another troll by the username lsehotdealz haha, share price is stagnant and there’s talks of fundraise at 10p on that board lol desperation has lead to going round posting on different board to prevent share price from dropping, usually ud stay quiet and average down and accumulate if you see huge potential lmaoo he’s spamming all the boards
06/6/2019
13:14
psync: Agree that there are better growth prospects than cigs out there. If I was a smarter man I'd put all my capital in a global equity tracker and let that take care of the allocations, but alas I am not. In the short term it's looking likely we can benefit from this market misprice. Long term we have the problem of declining volumes and how long they can keep increasing prices to offset this. Given how well established this trend is I'd be surprised if management didn't have a few more levers to pull before a tipping point occurs. Personally I'm not convinced that e-cigs/vapes are a market than can be cornered in the same way as conventional cigs so can't see a world where this becomes the bulk of their revenue. Cannabis is a pipe dream right now. Consolidation of a shrinking market seems the most likely prospect to me. Imperial could slim itself down and become a more appealing target, and we saw what the JT takeover speculation did to the share price a few years ago. All imo of course. Just don't think we should automatically pile out in the event that it does rally back over 26 quid.
03/6/2019
16:31
this_time_its_different: Woodford will take some time to sell out, the usual rule is you sell 10% of daily volume as to not affect the price too much when selling. It could Woodford weeks to get out of his position, hence the gradual decline in share price. I can assure it is Woodford and probably another hedge fund (or two) selling, which is bringing down the price so much. When you have billions in stock to move, you don't have the buyers at the higher prices.
03/6/2019
14:44
spud: Thanks Gabster. I like this : The company is continuing to improve its efficiency through cost optimisation programmes. The first programme was completed in the previous financial year, with it generating £300 million in annual cost savings. The second programme is set to deliver a further £300 million per year in cost savings from 2020.Improved cash flow is not only expected to lead to reinvestment in next-generation products, but also in increasing dividends. Having lifted dividends per share by 10% in the previous financial year, Imperial Brands is expected to increase shareholder payments by a further 8% this year. Following its share price fall of a third in the last two years, it now has a forward dividend yield of 8%. As such, it could offer income investing potential – even as it continues to experience a period of rapid change from a business perspective. With dividends due to be covered 1.4x by profit this year, there could be further scope for rising dividends in future years. spud
03/6/2019
12:46
psync: Depends what numbers you use for the PE. The FY18 EPS adjusted for amortisation and one-offs was 272.2 giving a PE of around 7 at current price. I guess this is the number that IMB management want people to look at over the reported basic EPS of 143.6. Not sure the fall can be entirely explained by fundamentals as the outlook doesn't really seem to have changed that much. It does seem pretty clear that the share price was heavily inflated by JT takeover speculation which has now entirely evaporated as I believe £40 was the number getting tossed around back then.
25/4/2019
20:58
wunderbar: Well here we are 4 months into the year and IMB's poor run continues. After 2018's dire performance I was hoping 2019 would offer some hope of a turnaround but alas still no sign of a decent recovery. At 2413p we're not far off multi year lows which is most concerning. Saying that though I simply couldn't resist buying more at these levels (but still looking to offload 40-50% of my holdings should we ever get back to those heady heights of 3000p). It seems 2650p has been a sticking point in recent months so any sustained breakthrough beyond this level could signal a long overdue breakout. Whilst we all know regulatory threats have hit tobacco stocks hard over past year (and acknowledging sector is still out of favour) it should be noted BATS ytd share price is up 17% whereas IMB is up a meagre 1%. If we applied BATS increase to IMB we'd have a share price of almost 2900p and everyone would be happy! Come next trading update I expect firm news on IMB's £2bn divestment programme - this was first mooted in May 2018 with a timeframe of 12-24 months. Needless to say we're 12 months in and still awaiting significant news. Lastly, whilst acknowledging the 10% dividend increase is very generous I'd rather settle for 10% capital appreciation instead. Until next time.
23/10/2018
12:21
garycook: Before launching his own investment company in 2014, Neil Woodford spent more than 26 years with Invesco Perpetual where he earned his reputation as one of Britain’s most formidable stock pickers. Over that period, he turned £1,000 of investors’ money into around £23,000, which is impressive. So, I’m taking notice of the top holding in two of his funds, which is the FTSE 100’s Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB), the fast-moving consumer goods company supplying products for smokers. Going against the crowd However, Neil Woodford’s new funds have been underperforming since he set them up in 2014 and he’s been getting some bad press about it. But he’s no stranger to that. His previous success came from getting the big calls right and investing in areas that many other fund managers avoided at the time, which led to earlier periods of under-performance. Yet he stuck to his often-contrarian stance and prospered in the end. For example, he piled into tobacco stocks in the early 1990s when they were out of favour with investors and their valuations were low. At the time it looked like aggressive legal action by the US authorities would force the cigarette makers into bankruptcy. But Mr Woodford bet against that happening and he was correct. The tobacco firms went on to prosper and Neil Woodford’s shareholdings prospered with them. At the beginning of the century when everyone was riding the market higher in the dotcom boom, he avoided over-priced technology stocks, which led his fund to underperform many other funds. Then the bubble burst along with everyone else’s gains and Woodford came out ahead. He went on to sell out of bank shares when he thought they were over-valued, well ahead of the last decade’s financial crisis when many bank names plunged as much as 95% or so. He also loaded up with pharmaceutical shares when patent-expiry concerns had pushed them down and earnings were declining – it was a smart move because they went on to bounce back. Neil Woodford’s long-term track record of outperformance has often been achieved at the cost of periods of short-term underperformance. I think there is a good chance that the current period of weakness in his funds will end up looking like another of those short-term blips in the end. A high, growing dividend yield Right now, It looks like Imperial Brands is a high-conviction pick because it is his largest holding in two of his funds. The Income focus fund has a weighting around 8.49% of Imperial Brand’s shares and the next-largest holding is only 4.54% of the fund. Then, in the Equity Income fund, 8.63% is allocated to the firm, which compares to the next-highest holding of 6.71%. Yet the share price is down around 37% since the summer of 2015 and the firm looks out of favour with investors in general. As a consequence of the fall, the valuation has plummeted and the dividend yield has shot up. At the recent share price around 2,611p, the forward price-to-earnings ratio for the trading year to September 2019 sits just over nine and the forward dividend yield is 7.8%. Meanwhile, the underlying business has lost none of its defensive, cash-generating qualities and looks capable of paying the ongoing dividend. I think the dividend-growth potential is attractive and sits well alongside the undemanding valuation. That’s why I’d pile into Neil Woodford’s top holding right now.
06/6/2018
20:42
erogenous jones: Ooooh..... looks as if my 4.23% uplift on portfolio gives me some bragging rights! Anyway, by way of a diversion...... FWIW, you can't really make it up, but there are some complete cretins out there (even the ones I have not filtered) who write with a degree of eloquence that is suggestive that they have some comprehension of matters financial......Vodafone go xd tomorrow - there are many that suggest that the share price will not drop by the xd amount..... quite incredible IMO. I cannot work out their reasoning, so, at opening, I fully expect that the share price in VOD is marked to reflect that the dividend that is currently in the share price will be excluded. Of course, the share price will be subject to news, sentiment and market pressure during the day and may close up or down from the opening price..... but that is a very different argument. Unless, that is that I had better simply pack my bags and assume that the City no longer employs any humans, instead engage mathematicians to create a series of algorithims to replicate share price movements based on historic intelligence. I despair.... but fools deserve to and should be parted from their money.
21/3/2018
09:59
speedsgh: Interesting to note that the IMB share price fell c50% from its high in 1999 to its low in 2000. It did exactly the same from its high in 2007 to its low in 2008/09, down c50%. It is currently down c43% from its high in mid-2016...
18/11/2017
06:38
jrphoenixw2: Me and Neil Woodford lol - hTTps://woodfordfunds.com/words/insights/weif-october-2017/ He has a large position in his Equity Income fund. He writes monthly reports on his various funds with highlights. The latest issued yesterday has this to say on IMB. 'Less positively, Imperial Brands detracted from performance, but it is difficult to explain why, other than the shares are currently out of favour. From a fundamental perspective, Imperial Brands continues to be a business which should deliver attractive and sustainable long-term growth, as it has done consistently throughout its history as a quoted, independent business. The chart below clearly illustrates that Imperial Brands has been a spectacularly good long-term investment, with share price performance being underpinned by strong and dependable growth in cash flow, earnings and dividend. Obviously, as we all know, past performance is not necessarily a reliable guide to the future, but from our perspective, the investment case has not changed dramatically. What has changed recently, is the stock market’s level of interest in the investment case – it simply does not fit with the current market zeitgeist, and consequently, its share price has declined by almost 20% over the last twelve months. Interestingly, although the impact of cumulative compound growth makes it difficult to discern in the chart, there have only been two occasions since 1996 when the 12-month share price performance has been more negative than it is at the moment – during the dotcom bubble of 1999-2000 and during the financial crisis of 2008-09. [chart] As a result of the recent share price performance, Imperial Brands has revisited valuation territory that we haven’t seen in many years. The shares currently yield more than 6% which, for such a cash generative business with a long track record of delivering consistent growth, just looks like the wrong price. On a 5-year rolling basis, the shares have never delivered a negative return – clear evidence that, although fundamentals may not always be rewarded over short time periods, over more sensible time frames, they are all that matter. We remain very attracted to the long-term fundamental investment case and added to the position at these very appealing and unjustified share price levels.'
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