Liberum Capital reiterated their buy rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads (LON:BATS) in a report published on Thursday, February 28th. They currently have a GBX 3,000 ($39.20) price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of GBX 2,795 ($36.52).
A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on BATS. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 4,860 ($63.50) target price on British American Tobacco Plc Ads and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, December 12th. Jefferies Financial Group reduced their target price on British American Tobacco Plc Ads from GBX 5,200 ($67.95) to GBX 5,000 ($65.33) and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 29th. UBS Group set a GBX 5,650 ($73.83) target price on British American Tobacco Plc Ads and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, November 13th. Credit Suisse Group reduced their target price on British American Tobacco Plc Ads from GBX 5,150 ($67.29) to GBX 4,010 ($52.40) and set an outperform rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut their price target on British American Tobacco Plc Ads from GBX 6,000 ($78.40) to GBX 4,000 ($52.27) and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 3,868.67 ($50.55).
Shares of BATS traded up GBX 10 ($0.13) during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 3,083.50 ($40.29). The company had a trading volume of 2,605,357 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,160,000. British American Tobacco Plc Ads has a 52-week low of GBX 2,336.50 ($30.53) and a 52-week high of GBX 4,339 ($56.70). The company has a quick ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 72.33. The company has a market capitalization of $70.62 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.72.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 21st will be given a GBX 50.75 ($0.66) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.82%. This is a positive change from British American Tobacco Plc Ads’s previous dividend of $48.80. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 21st. British American Tobacco Plc Ads’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.77%.
In other British American Tobacco Plc Ads news, insider Ben Stevens acquired 689 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 5th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 2,883 ($37.67) per share, for a total transaction of £19,863.87 ($25,955.66).
About British American Tobacco Plc Ads
British American Tobacco p.l.c. provides cigarettes and other tobacco products worldwide. It manufactures vapour and tobacco heating products; oral tobacco and nicotine products, such as snus and moist snuff; cigars; and e-cigarettes. The company offers its products under the Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555, and Shuang Xi brands.
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