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Philip Morris announces creation of new senior management team roles

Philip Morris International announced the company has created the following new roles: Chief Consumer Officer, or CCO; Chief Life Sciences Officer, or CLSO; Chief Product Officer, or CPO; and Chief New Ventures Officer, or CNVO. All four executive positions will report to CEO Andre Calantzopoulos as part of PMI's senior management team. The role of CCO will be filled by Stefano Volpetti, who will be responsible for "grouping all consumer-facing experiences across the consumer journey." The CLSO will be Dr. John O'Mullane, who "will build upon PMI's unique scientific capabilities in RRPs and outline the company's scientific strategy for new products and services." Mirek Zielinski, the current President Science & Innovation, will assume the new role of Chief New Ventures Officer. The CPO role "has been filled by an experienced leader from the electronics industry and will be announced in the forthcoming weeks. The CPO will be accountable for the development and acceleration of the company's innovative smoke-free product pipeline, related technologies and electronic devices manufacturing," the company said.

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Philip Morris upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale
Societe Generale analyst Chas Manso upgraded Philip Morris to Buy from Hold with a $95 price target.
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Philip Morris upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
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Philip Morris upgraded to Neutral at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded Philip Morris to Neutral from Underperform and increased its price target to $94 from $81. Analyst Lisa KLewandowski said IQOS, the company's heated tobacco product, is gaining traction in several European and Asian markets, the FDA approved the pre-market application for the sale of IQOS in the US, and management has reset IQOS commercialization expectations, among other reasons. The analyst views shares as a Neutral given the 28% rise year-to-date and the lack of clear timeline for its MRTP, or modified risk tobacco product, with the FDA.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Foot Locker (FL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley FBR with analyst Susan Anderson saying she views Foot Locker as a "best-in-class" footwear retailer and sees an attractive entry point at current valuation levels. 2. Under Armour (UA, UAA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Matthew Boss citing his meeting with management, including CEO Kevin Plank, and saying the clear tone from the top was "controlled confidence" in the brand direction with "disciplined" fiscal 2020 global top- and bottom-line growth acceleration. 3. Philip Morris (PM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Lisa Lewandowski saying IQOS, the company's heated tobacco product, is gaining traction in several European and Asian markets, the FDA approved the pre-market application for the sale of IQOS in the U.S., and management has reset IQOS commercialization expectations, among other reasons. 4. Walmart (WMT) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Gordon Haskett with analyst Chuck Grom saying he believes the company's EBIT gains in the U.S. will continue. 5. United Therapeutics (UTHR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS with analyst Carter Gould saying that after a 26% stock price decline since late March, when Sandoz launched generic Remodulin, the risk reward on the stock has become more balanced. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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