British American Tobacco Plc Ads (LON:BATS) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages

British American Tobacco Plc Ads (LON:BATS) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the sixteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 3,883.08 ($50.74).

Several analysts have recently commented on the company. Citigroup cut OIL SEARCH LTD/ADR from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 28th. Barclays restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 3,150 ($41.16) target price on shares of in a report on Wednesday, June 5th. Morgan Stanley set a $70.00 target price on Edison International and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. Liberum Capital upgraded to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 840 ($10.98) price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 12th. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised their price target on Spirit Airlines from $75.00 to $79.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 12th.

Shares of LON BATS traded down GBX 11.50 ($0.15) during trading hours on Friday, reaching GBX 3,093 ($40.42). The stock had a trading volume of 2,997,901 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,160,000. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of GBX 2,886.20. The company has a current ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 0.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 72.33. The company has a market capitalization of $70.95 billion and a P/E ratio of 11.75. British American Tobacco Plc Ads has a twelve month low of GBX 2,336.50 ($30.53) and a twelve month high of GBX 4,265 ($55.73).

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 27th will be paid a GBX 50.75 ($0.66) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 27th. British American Tobacco Plc Ads’s payout ratio is 0.77%.

In other British American Tobacco Plc Ads news, insider Jack Bowles sold 6,811 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,947 ($38.51), for a total value of £200,720.17 ($262,276.45).

About British American Tobacco Plc Ads

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, tobacco-free nicotine pouches, and moist snuff; cigars; and e-cigarettes. The company offers its products under the Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Newport, Camel, Natural American Spirit, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555, and Shuang Xi brands.

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