British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) insider Nicandro Durante acquired 3 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 5th. The shares were purchased at an average price 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 4883.50 on Wednesday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 90.74 billion. 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 firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 4,826.92 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 4,531.59.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 18th were issued a GBX 51.30 ($0.63) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 18th. This represents a yield of 1.07%.
A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on BATS shares. Credit Suisse Group AG raised their price objective on British American Tobacco plc from GBX 4,700 ($58.17) to GBX 5,000 ($61.88) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 5,220 ($64.60) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. Berenberg Bank raised their price objective on British American Tobacco plc from GBX 4,840 ($59.90) to GBX 4,900 ($60.64) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 1st. BNP Paribas reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 5,000 ($61.88) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Friday, July 8th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. set a GBX 5,340 ($66.09) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 4,880.65 ($60.40).
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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