Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (NYSEMKT:BTI) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twelve research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company.
A number of research analysts have commented on BTI shares. Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on British American Tobacco PLC in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. They set an “overweight” rating for the company. BidaskClub lowered British American Tobacco PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Investec raised British American Tobacco PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of British American Tobacco PLC in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of British American Tobacco PLC in a research report on Friday, August 11th.
Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (NYSEMKT BTI) traded up 1.59% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $63.99. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,906,718 shares. British American Tobacco PLC has a 12-month low of $52.71 and a 12-month high of $73.41. The company has a market capitalization of $118.89 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.79. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $63.01 and its 200 day moving average price is $66.83.
The company also recently announced a None dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a $0.728 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th.
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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