Credit Suisse Group AG Analysts Give British American Tobacco plc (BATS) a GBX 5,350 Price Target
Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on BATS. Berenberg Bank restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 4,285 ($53.03) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Tuesday, June 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on British American Tobacco plc from GBX 4,620 ($57.18) to GBX 4,650 ($57.55) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a report on Friday, June 17th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 4,500 ($55.69) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. BNP Paribas restated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 4,300 ($53.22) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Monday, June 27th. Finally, Societe Generale restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 4,700 ($58.17) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Monday, June 27th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. British American Tobacco plc currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 4,880.65 ($60.40).
British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) opened at 4882.00 on Tuesday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 90.71 billion. British American Tobacco plc has a 52 week low of GBX 3,536.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 5,135.00. The company has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 4,826.42 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 4,536.16.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 18th were paid a dividend of GBX 51.30 ($0.63) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.07%.
In other news, insider Helmes,Marion bought 900 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 1st. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 4,758 ($58.89) per share, for a total transaction of £42,822 ($52,997.52). Also, insider Jack Bowles sold 511 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 4,840 ($59.90), for a total value of £24,732.40 ($30,609.41).
About British American Tobacco plc
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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