Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) saw unusually-high trading volume on Monday . Approximately 444,800 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 132% from the previous session’s volume of 192,113 shares.The stock last traded at $129.19 and had previously closed at $125.31.

BTI has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered British American Tobacco PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised British American Tobacco PLC from a “sell” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Berenberg Bank lowered British American Tobacco PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Credit Agricole SA lowered British American Tobacco PLC from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, Societe Generale lowered British American Tobacco PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. British American Tobacco PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $139.00.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $126.76 and its 200-day moving average price is $121.17. The firm has a market capitalization of $120.02 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.15.

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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