Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Imperial Brands LSE:IMB London Ordinary Share GB0004544929 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -34.50p -1.32% 2,588.50p 1,833,018 16:35:22
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
2,588.50p 2,589.50p 2,631.00p 2,585.00p 2,617.50p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Tobacco 30,524.00 1,823.00 143.60 18.0 24,765.1

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Imperial Brands Daily Update: Imperial Brands is listed in the Tobacco sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker IMB. The last closing price for Imperial Brands was 2,623p.
Imperial Brands has a 4 week average price of 2,461p and a 12 week average price of 2,309.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 3,009p while the 1 year low share price is currently 2,239.50p.
There are currently 956,736,947 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 2,028,867 shares. The market capitalisation of Imperial Brands is £24,765,135,873.10.
dazzanic 1: News that sainsbury & Asda May have trouble merging could have helped the share price. Those two merging would put pressure on imperial to increase its investment. However, I suspect it’s because of the EX-divi date tomorrow.
erogenous jones: warranty..... I accept that the dividend might (for the moment) be secure, however, 8% dividend vs. capital drop of 20% is not a great starting point for an investment decision! What is unsure is the future direction that the company will take and how change from burn to heat is sufficient to maintain the 8% dividend. Once that is known, it will stem the erosion of the Market Capitalisation and stabilisation of the share price. I am not ready to add to my holding (10% cash at the moment) until such time as the strategy has begun to be rolled out and the consequence convered into cash.
loganair: I've been looking at IMB for some time and wouldn't be surprised to she the share price fall to around the £23/£24 level.
erogenous jones: Provided that the reaction to XD date is different from the last time, I am expecting the share price to trade in a narrow band 2250 through to 3000 and cannot see any compelling reason why the share price would behave otherwise in the absence of news.
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.
erogenous jones: It would be heartening to have the share price cross and hold above the £30 mark this week. I am, however expecting the price to fall back to test support at the 2850 sort of area in the next 6 weeks. Once universities are back in October, the St Leger run over for another year hopefully, the share price will settle into a rising trend.
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.
speedsgh: AFAICS, on the assumption that there isn't something lurking in the background that insiders are aware of that justifies the decline and underperformance of the share price in comparison to its peers in recent months, then one of two things are likely to happen: 1. Share price will bottom and regain much of the ground lost in recent months with IMB remaining independent & continuing to churn out attractive dividends on a quarterly basis; 2. IMB will get taken out at a considerable premium to the current level. Either way, and regardless of whether IMB is regarded as a bond proxy, the risk would appear to be swayed to the upside from the current levels. Goodness knows where the bottom will turn out to be. 2300p would represent historical yield of 7.4%, 2200p = 7.8%. Even if IMB were to decide to ditch their current dividend policy of 10% annual increases and maintain it at its current level (I have seen no speculation of this), those yields are highly attractive even in an environment of rising interest rates. Aimho. Apologies for the ramblings.
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...
jrphoenixw2: Me and Neil Woodford lol - hTTps:// 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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