Credit Suisse Group AG set a GBX 5,350 ($66.21) target price on British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) in a report released on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has a a buy rating on the stock.
BATS has been the topic of a number of other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an overweight rating and issued a GBX 5,220 ($64.60) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 24th. Deutsche Bank AG raised their price target on British American Tobacco plc from GBX 5,300 ($65.59) to GBX 5,500 ($68.07) and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, September 9th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a conviction-buy rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Tuesday, August 23rd. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an underperform rating and set a GBX 4,000 ($49.50) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Friday, September 9th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an equal weight rating and set a GBX 4,975 ($61.57) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Wednesday, September 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 4,880.65 ($60.40).
British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) traded down 0.78% on Tuesday, hitting GBX 4845.50. The stock had a trading volume of 1,195,455 shares. 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 company has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 4,826.92 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 4,531.59. The company’s market cap is GBX 90.03 billion.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 18th were paid a GBX 51.30 ($0.63) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 18th.
In other news, insider Helmes,Marion bought 900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 1st. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 4,758 ($58.89) per share, with a total value of £42,822 ($52,997.52). Also, insider Jack Bowles sold 511 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 4,840 ($59.90), for a total value of £24,732.40 ($30,609.41).
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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