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British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) declared a dividend on Wednesday, July 30th, AR Network reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 20th will be given a dividend of GBX 47.50 ($0.81) per share on Tuesday, September 30th. This represents a yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 20th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on BATS. Analysts at Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a GBX 3,850 ($65.38) price target on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at Canaccord Genuity raised their price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc from GBX 2,900 ($49.24) to GBX 2,925 ($49.67) in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a “sell” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Societe Generale reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Monday. They now have a GBX 3,500 ($59.43) price target on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 3,594.42 ($61.04).

Shares of British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) traded down 1.23% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 3523.50. The stock had a trading volume of 1,591,188 shares. British American Tobacco plc has a 1-year low of GBX 2871.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 3625.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 3540. and its 200-day moving average is GBX 3352.12. The company’s market cap is £66.489 billion.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (LON:BATS) is a holding company.

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