British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by equities researchers at Whitman Howard in a research note issued on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 5,300 ($69.21) price objective on the stock. Whitman Howard’s price target suggests a potential downside of 3.37% from the company’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on BATS. UBS AG set a GBX 5,670 ($74.04) price objective on British American Tobacco plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 5,670 ($74.04) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Saturday, May 20th. Jefferies Group LLC increased their price target on British American Tobacco plc from GBX 5,800 ($75.74) to GBX 6,600 ($86.18) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Finally, BNP Paribas set a GBX 6,000 ($78.35) price target on British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 5,591.25 ($73.01).

British American Tobacco plc (LON BATS) traded up 1.11% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 5485.00. 6,535,238 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 101.98 billion. British American Tobacco plc has a 52-week low of GBX 2,879.89 and a 52-week high of GBX 5,643.60. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 5,395.56 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 5,191.02.

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In related news, insider Jack Bowles bought 9,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 23rd. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 5,487 ($71.65) per share, for a total transaction of £493,830 ($644,855.05). Also, insider Alan Davy bought 21 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 10th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 5,203 ($67.94) per share, with a total value of £1,092.63 ($1,426.78). Insiders have bought a total of 84,029 shares of company stock valued at $446,734,832 over the last 90 days.

British American Tobacco plc Company Profile

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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