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Imperial Brands (IMB)

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Postby idpickering » March 26th, 2019, 12:53 pm

This from TMF, written by Manika Premsingh;

I’d buy Imperial Brands’ shares today, despite its challenges

The Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) share price has had a good start in 2019. However, it is still way off its longer-term potential. To put this in perspective, its average share price in 2019 so far is 8.5% less than its five-year average price. And this is despite the fact that the company operates in the consumer defensives sector, which I believe, should ideally have seen a sharper uptick during the present time of Brexit driven macro-economic uncertainty.

That makes it a curious case, which needs to be unravelled to figure out if this is a worthwhile investment or not.


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Imperial Brands (IMB)

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Postby idpickering » March 27th, 2019, 7:03 am

Imperial Brands PLC issues the following trading update ahead of its close period on 1 April 2019.

We confirm we are on track to meet constant currency net revenue and earnings expectations for the full year, with Group net revenue growth at, or above, the upper end of our 1-4% revenue growth range and EPS growth within our 4-8% guidance range.


https://www.investegate.co.uk/imperial- ... 00021403U/

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Re: Imperial Brands (IMB)

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Postby idpickering » April 16th, 2019, 10:53 am

This from TMF, written by Kevin Godbold;

Is Imperial Brands’ 8% dividend yield safe?

Since peaking in the summer of 2016, Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) has seen its share price fall by around 40% and the ‘adjustment’ has driven up the forward-looking dividend yield for the current trading year to more than 8%. That looks tempting to me, but yields above 7% make me nervous because I fear they could be trimmed in the future.

However, the manufacturer and distributor of products for smokers (and for those who want to give up the habit) released a bullish-sounding trading update last month. It expects to deliver growth of at least 4% in revenue for the current trading year to September and earnings around 8% or more higher.


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Re: Imperial Brands PLC (IMB)

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Postby PinkDalek » April 30th, 2019, 2:37 pm

Intention to sell Worldwide Premium Cigar Business
Released 14:30 30-Apr-2019

Imperial Brands PLC confirms intention to sell Worldwide Premium Cigar Business

Imperial Brands PLC ("Imperial") today confirms its intention to sell its worldwide premium cigar business ("Premium Cigars") as part of its divestment programme. The programme supports Imperial's ongoing simplification agenda and will release capital to pay down debt and, where appropriate, invest in its growth agenda.

Premium Cigars has performed well over a number of years with good revenue and profit growth; however, it is a unique luxury business with a different consumer base and route to market relative to Imperial's other businesses. The sale of the business provides an attractive opportunity to realise shareholder value.

The divestment programme was announced in May 2018 and is expected to generate proceeds of up to £2 billion by May 2020, if not earlier. Imperial has so far realised £280 million from the sale of a portfolio of other tobacco products in the USA and a further 9.99 per cent of Logista. ...


From https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exc ... 57716.html

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Re: Imperial Brands (IMB)

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Postby idpickering » May 8th, 2019, 7:07 am


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Re: Imperial Brands (IMB)

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Postby idpickering » May 8th, 2019, 5:38 pm

This from TMF penned by Paul Summers;

Yielding almost 9%, this FTSE 100 dividend stock still looks a bargain to me

The return of volatility in the markets over the last couple of days — thanks largely to the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China — should matter little to Foolish investors, particularly those concerned with simply generating an income from their portfolio.

That’s why, today, I’m ignoring whatever President Trump does or does not do and concentrating on the latest set of interim results from tobacco giant and FTSE 100 constituent Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB).

Before markets opened this morning, the £22bn cap was forecast to return a monster 8.7% in 2019 — a yield so large that it would be natural to question whether a cut to the payout is only a matter of time.

Personally, I continue to regard Imperial as something of a top-tier bargain for dividend hunters.


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Re: Imperial Brands (IMB)

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Postby OLTB » May 29th, 2019, 8:58 pm

Evening all

I’ve just noticed this rns from IMB posted this afternoon https://www.investegate.co.uk/imperial- ... 36055207A/ and haven’t noticed similar messages before. Is this IMB management worrying a little and trying to support the share price, or a normal event that I just haven’t noticed before?

There was a Nielsen report earlier this week detailing that tobacco sales were down 11.2% in the US.

Cheers, OLTB.

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Re: Imperial Brands (IMB)

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Postby monabri » May 29th, 2019, 10:30 pm

I noticed the announcement too . I also thought it a bit unusual.

Mr Google reveals this article

https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/29/imp ... -4-percent


So, looks like they're disputing the report...that's my take on it.

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Re: Imperial Brands (IMB)

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Postby Dod101 » May 30th, 2019, 7:00 am

Obviously, Imperial must be worried about the drop in their share price because the consequent increase in the yield consigns it to 'junk stock' and because in the event that they were to look to expand, they would be unable to use so devalued shares in a takeover so any misleading (if it is misleading) stats will be refuted.

Even a 5/6% drop is huge though surely? I will not be adding any more to either of my tobacco shares and will try to reduce my exposure if I can. OTOH the yield is wonderful and the divis keep increasing.............

I wonder if we might see further industry mergers?

Dod

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Re: Imperial Brands (IMB)

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Postby OLTB » May 30th, 2019, 7:09 am

Thanks Dod - it is an eye-watering yield and I am building up my dividends to the point that a top-up might be possible in the next month or so.

I keep asking myself the same impossible question - are tobacco stocks going through a similar negative feeling that the commodity stocks went through a few years ago? Will there be a massive bounce back?

Do I feel lucky, punk?

Cheers, OLTB.

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Re: Imperial Brands (IMB)

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Postby idpickering » May 30th, 2019, 5:51 pm

I'm not buying any more IMB as I have a 'full' holding, but intend to buy more BATS to bring them up to average capital value weighting in my HYP.

Ian.


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