British American Tobacco Plc Ads (LON:BATS) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nineteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,849.33 ($63.37).

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, September 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 5,250 ($68.60) target price on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 4th. Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads from GBX 5,200 ($67.95) to GBX 5,250 ($68.60) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Barclays upgraded shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads to an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 5,000 ($65.33) target price for the company in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research note on Tuesday, September 4th.

BATS opened at GBX 3,299.50 ($43.11) on Wednesday. British American Tobacco Plc Ads has a 52-week low of GBX 4,064 ($53.10) and a 52-week high of GBX 5,643.60 ($73.74).

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 4th will be issued a GBX 48.80 ($0.64) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 4th. This represents a yield of 1.17%.

In related news, insider Kingsley Wheaton sold 1,645 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 4,191 ($54.76), for a total value of £68,941.95 ($90,084.87).

British American Tobacco Plc Ads Company Profile

British American Tobacco p.l.c. provides cigarettes and other tobacco products worldwide. It manufactures vapour and tobacco heating products; oral tobacco and nicotine products, such as snus and moist snuff; cigars; and e-cigarettes. The company offers its products under the Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555, and Shuang Xi brands.

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