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Shares of British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-six analysts that are covering the company, Stock Ratings Network reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, twelve have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 3,595.64 ($60.32).

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) traded up 1.23% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting GBX 3459.9998. The stock had a trading volume of 1,107,704 shares. British American Tobacco plc has a 52-week low of GBX 2871.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 3625.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 3521. and its 200-day moving average is GBX 3366.10. The company’s market cap is £64.502 billion.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 20th will be paid a dividend of GBX 47.50 ($0.80) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 20th.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Monday. They now have a GBX 2,925 ($49.07) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Friday. They now have a GBX 3,850 ($64.59) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Nomura reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a GBX 3,800 ($63.75) price target on the stock.

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

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