British American Tobacco (BATS) – Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

British American Tobacco (LON: BATS) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 2/7/2018 – British American Tobacco had its price target raised by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from GBX 5,600 ($77.37) to GBX 5,850 ($80.82). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – British American Tobacco had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a GBX 5,800 ($80.13) price target on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – British American Tobacco had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Investec. They now have a GBX 6,000 ($82.90) price target on the stock.
  • 1/25/2018 – British American Tobacco was given a new GBX 5,600 ($77.37) price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/23/2018 – British American Tobacco had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 6,000 ($82.90) price target on the stock.
  • 1/19/2018 – British American Tobacco had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 5,610 ($77.51) price target on the stock.
  • 1/16/2018 – British American Tobacco had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.
  • 1/10/2018 – British American Tobacco was given a new GBX 5,500 ($75.99) price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/9/2018 – British American Tobacco had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at DZ Bank AG.
  • 12/19/2017 – British American Tobacco had its price target raised by analysts at Berenberg Bank from GBX 5,575 ($77.02) to GBX 5,720 ($79.03). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

Shares of British American Tobacco plc (BATS) traded up GBX 60 ($0.83) during trading hours on Monday, hitting GBX 4,472.50 ($61.79). The stock had a trading volume of 3,870,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,940,000. British American Tobacco plc has a 12-month low of GBX 4,064 ($56.15) and a 12-month high of GBX 5,643.60 ($77.97). The company has a market cap of $102,580.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,970.26.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 28th were given a GBX 43.60 ($0.60) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.88%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th.

In related news, insider Tadeu Marroco acquired 2,980 shares of British American Tobacco stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 4,985 ($68.87) per share, with a total value of £148,553 ($205,240.40). Also, insider Ricardo Oberlander sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 5,000 ($69.08), for a total value of £300,000 ($414,479.14). Insiders bought a total of 2,986 shares of company stock valued at $14,884,754 in the last three months.

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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