British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) declared a dividend on Thursday, July 27th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of GBX 56.50 ($0.74) per share on Thursday, September 28th. This represents a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.

British American Tobacco plc (BATS) traded up 0.24% on Thursday, reaching GBX 5336.00. 4,904,098 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s market cap is GBX 99.21 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 5,370.71 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 5,209.46. British American Tobacco plc has a 12-month low of GBX 4,237.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 5,643.60.

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In other news, insider Ricardo Oberlander sold 6,719 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 5,371 ($69.97), for a total transaction of £360,877.49 ($470,137.43). Also, insider Jack Bowles bought 9,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 5,487 ($71.48) per share, with a total value of £493,830 ($643,342.89). Insiders have acquired 84,029 shares of company stock valued at $446,734,832 over the last 90 days.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 6,100 ($79.47) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 5,670 ($73.87) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. Whitman Howard restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 5,300 ($69.05) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Saturday, May 20th. Finally, UBS AG set a GBX 5,670 ($73.87) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. British American Tobacco plc currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 5,591.76 ($72.85).

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).

Dividend History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)

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