RESEARCH ALERT-Nomura cuts Imperial Tobacco Group to reduce

Oct 8 (Reuters) - :

* Nomura cuts Imperial Tobacco Group PLC to reduce from neutral ; price

target to 2166p from 2230p

* Nomura raises British American Tobacco PLC price target to 3506p

from 3500p; rating buy

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