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British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $133.00.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at BNP Paribas downgraded shares of British American Tobacco PLC to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday. Analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco PLC in a research note on Monday, June 30th. They now have a $133.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $116.00.

British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) traded up 0.25% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $118.19. 32,292 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. British American Tobacco PLC has a 52-week low of $94.19 and a 52-week high of $123.36. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $118.0 and a 200-day moving average of $115.6. The company has a market cap of $110.2 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.52.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, October 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, August 22nd will be paid a dividend of $1.6041 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.76%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 20th.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) is a holding company.

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