British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th.

Shares of British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) opened at 5237.00 on Wednesday. British American Tobacco plc has a 12-month low of GBX 4,237.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 5,643.60. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 97.37 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 5,473.72 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 5,113.62.

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A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. UBS Group AG set a GBX 5,300 ($69.21) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Whitman Howard reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 5,300 ($69.21) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Thursday, April 13th. Investec reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 5,500 ($71.82) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 5,670 ($74.04) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 5,200 ($67.90) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Friday, March 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 5,591.25 ($73.01).

In related news, insider Jack Bowles purchased 75,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 5,296 ($69.16) per share, for a total transaction of £3,972,000 ($5,186,732.83). Also, insider Alan Davy purchased 21 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 10th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 5,203 ($67.94) per share, for a total transaction of £1,092.63 ($1,426.78). In the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 84,029 shares of company stock worth $446,734,832.

About British American Tobacco plc

British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco and next generation products company. The Company’s tobacco product range includes cigarettes, fine cut (roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco) and Swedish-style snus. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA).

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