British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-one brokerages that are presently covering the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,863.15 ($63.48).
Several brokerages have issued reports on BATS. S&P Global Inc. set a GBX 4,800 ($62.66) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Beaufort Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Friday, July 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 5,220 ($68.14) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. Societe Generale set a GBX 5,200 ($67.88) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Investec upgraded shares of British American Tobacco plc to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 4,000 ($52.21) to GBX 5,200 ($67.88) in a report on Thursday, September 8th.
In other British American Tobacco plc news, insider Helmes,Marion bought 3,600 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 2nd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 4,809 ($62.77) per share, with a total value of £173,124 ($225,980.94). Also, insider Jack Bowles sold 511 shares of British American Tobacco plc stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 4,840 ($63.18), for a total transaction of £24,732.40 ($32,283.51).
British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) opened at 4873.50 on Tuesday. British American Tobacco plc has a 12-month low of GBX 3,536.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 5,135.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 90.55 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 4,825.96 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 4,512.10.
The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 18th were paid a GBX 51.30 ($0.67) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 18th. This represents a yield of 1.07%.
British American Tobacco plc Company Profile
British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco company. The Company is engaged in manufacturing and marketing cigarettes and other tobacco products. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA). The Company’s brands include Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans.
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