British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) insider Nicandro Durante bought 3 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 4,720 ($62.06) per share, for a total transaction of £141.60 ($186.17).

Shares of British American Tobacco plc (BATS) opened at 4916.50 on Thursday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 91.35 billion. British American Tobacco plc has a 1-year low of GBX 4,237.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 5,643.60. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 4,756.46 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 5,151.78.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th were paid a GBX 56.50 ($0.74) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 1.06%.

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Several equities analysts recently issued reports on BATS shares. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut their target price on British American Tobacco plc from GBX 5,400 ($71.00) to GBX 5,340 ($70.21) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 6,500 ($85.46) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 6,000 ($78.89) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their target price on British American Tobacco plc from GBX 5,420 ($71.26) to GBX 5,610 ($73.76) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, Berenberg Bank cut their target price on British American Tobacco plc from GBX 5,670 ($74.55) to GBX 5,500 ($72.31) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. British American Tobacco plc currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 5,592.94 ($73.53).

British American Tobacco plc Company Profile

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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