British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) insider Nicandro Durante acquired 3 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 5th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 4,951 ($61.27) per share, with a total value of £148.53 ($183.82).
British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) opened at 4871.7559 on Tuesday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 90826.65 billion. British American Tobacco plc has a 52-week low of GBX 3,536.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 5,135.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 4,825.35 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 4,525.34.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 18th were given a GBX 51.30 ($0.63) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.07%.
BATS has been the subject of several recent research reports. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 5,200 ($64.36) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Friday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 5,220 ($64.60) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Thursday, October 6th. Jefferies Group upped their price target on British American Tobacco plc from GBX 4,800 ($59.41) to GBX 5,800 ($71.78) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 21st. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 4,975 ($61.57) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Wednesday, September 14th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “conviction-buy” rating and issued a GBX 5,300 ($65.59) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Tuesday, September 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 4,863.15 ($60.19).
About British American Tobacco plc
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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