British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) shares traded up 1.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $128.57 and last traded at $128.38, with a volume of 130,181 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $126.58.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Barclays PLC lowered British American Tobacco PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, July 8th. Societe Generale lowered British American Tobacco PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Credit Agricole SA lowered British American Tobacco PLC from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded British American Tobacco PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $139.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, Berenberg Bank lowered British American Tobacco PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. British American Tobacco PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $139.00.

The firm’s 50 day moving average is $125.10 and its 200-day moving average is $118.09. The stock has a market cap of $119.17 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.11.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco company. The Company is engaged in manufacturing and marketing cigarettes and other tobacco products. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA). The Company’s brands include Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans.

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