Utah Retirement Systems buys $28,120,757 stake in Philip Morris International (PM)

Philip Morris International (PM) : Utah Retirement Systems scooped up 5,100 additional shares in Philip Morris International during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 3, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 283,962 shares of Philip Morris International which is valued at $28,120,757.Philip Morris International makes up approximately 0.73% of Utah Retirement Systems’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Mckinley Carter Wealth Services reduced its stake in PM by selling 172 shares or 1.26% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 13,508 shares of PM which is valued at $1,337,697. Philip Morris International makes up approx 0.68% of Mckinley Carter Wealth Services’s portfolio.Essex Financial Services reduced its stake in PM by selling 2,998 shares or 9.34% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 29,089 shares of PM which is valued at $2,916,463. Philip Morris International makes up approx 0.69% of Essex Financial Services’s portfolio.Beacon Financial Group reduced its stake in PM by selling 19,949 shares or 11.32% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 156,332 shares of PM which is valued at $16,139,716. Philip Morris International makes up approx 3.39% of Beacon Financial Group’s portfolio.

Philip Morris International closed down -0.38 points or -0.38% at $98.55 with 38,88,163 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $98.78, the shares hit an intraday low of $98.24 and an intraday high of $99.519 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Philip Morris International reported $1.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.04 based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.19. The company had revenue of $6649.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $6772.05 million. The company’s revenue was down -3.1 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.21 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Philip Morris International. Philip Morris International was Upgraded by JP Morgan to ” Overweight” on Jun 17, 2016.

Philip Morris International Inc. is a holding company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes other tobacco products and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside of the United States. The Company’s products are sold in more than 180 markets which include a range of international and local premium mid-price and low-price brands. Its premium price brands include Marlboro Merit Parliament and Virginia Slims; mid-price brands are L&M and Chesterfield and international brands include Bond Street Lark Muratti Next Philip Morris and Red & White. Its local cigarette brands consist of Sampoerna Dji Sam Soe and U Mild in Indonesia; Fortune Champion and Hope in the Philippines; Diana in Italy; Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont Canadian Classics and Number 7 in Canada; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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