Philip Morris International Inc.’s (NYSE:PM)reported that its third-quarter earnings declined 6.3% as volume declined in the European Union and a robust dollar next to foreign currencies plagued into the tobacco tycoon’s sales.
The manufacturer of Marlboro and L&M cigarettes announced lower sales through zones as sluggish currency fluctuations hammered the top line by $731 million. Omitting the currency distresses and takeover costs, net sales would have increased by 3.4%, as superior prices compensated volume drops.
Revised earnings were short of Wall Street’s predictions for the initial time in two years. Shares declined 2.6% to $89.50 in recent early trading hours.
Its competitors include British American Tobacco PLC (ADR) (NYSEAMEX:BTI) that slipped -1.31% to $102.90 with the total traded volume of 80,646.00 shares.
Other Consumer Goods stocks with bullish trend include Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) up +0.19% to $10.43, Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) up +5.54% to $17.90 and Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) up +0.55% to $7.36, whereas with bearish trend include Unilever N.V. (ADR) (NYSE:UN) down -0.67% to $37.10, Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) down -0.58% to $17.19 and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE:GT) down -0.86% to $12.68.
Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) dropped -3.64% or -$3.34 to trading at $88.51 following it hit intra day high level of $90.36. The total traded volume in the current trading session is 5.43 million shares as compared to average 5.92 million shares. Its fifty two week trading range is $65.98 – $94.13. The total market capitalization reached $149.20 billion.
The stock price was ahead its 52 week low price with +40.90% and it lagging behind -5.74% from its 52 week maximum mark. Stock price volatility for last month remained 1.17%. In its share capital, the company has 1.69 billion outstanding shares out of which 1.68 billion shares have been floated in the market. For now, stock ownership with company’s management remained 0.16%.
PM presented an optimistic weekly performance of +1.18% with respect to its rate of return and it remained +1.30% for the month. However, the performance for a quarter experienced a positive change of +3.53% and it increased +43.76% for a year and its year to date performance remained in green with +20.24%.
Current stock price is in the downbeat territory taking into account of 20 days moving average with -3.13% and continued decreased run for 50 days moving average with -2.01%. Its earning per share for the past twelve months was $5.04. Company’s beta coefficient was at 0.85. Beta measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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