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Long or Short: Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE: PM)


Philip Morris International Inc trades as part of the consumer defensive sector and is in the tobacco products industry. The company CEO is Andre Calantzopoulos. Philip Morris International Inc is a holding company. It manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside the United States of America.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The PM stock showed a previous change of -1.16% with an open at 79.83 and a close of 79.05. It reached an intraday high of 80.03 and a low of 78.92.

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The stock has a market cap of $122.9b with 1.6b shares outstanding, of which the float is 1.5b shares. Trading volume reached 6,818,612 shares compared to its average volume of 7,357,960 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Philip Morris International Inc shares returned 4.27% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 17.51%. Over three months, it changed -8.75%. In one year it has changed -18.51% and within that year its 52-week high was 109.90 and its 52-week low was 64.67. PM stock is 22.24% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 79.04 and a 50 day moving average of 75.00. Currently PM stock is trading 0.01% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 5.1 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 20.37. Based on 8 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.16. The TTM EPS is 5.10, which comes to a TTM PE of 15.50. Historically, the PE high was 27.60 and the PE low was 14.30. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 72.93, which is a decrease of -7.74%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.25
09-30-2018:  1.44
06-30-2018:  1.41
03-31-2018:  1.00

The dividend per share is currently 4.56, which is a dividend yield of 5.77%. PM stock may not have enough earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in the business, therefore the dividend may be cut in the future.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 97.46, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 18.89%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.40% of insider ownership and 117.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 13,030,830, which is 0.84% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.37. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.92

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 19.08%, profit margin is 10.38%, price-to-sales is 1.56 and price-to-book is 1,318.70.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 6  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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