BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC ADS Common Stock (BATS) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC ADS Common Stock (LON:BATS) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the seventeen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 5,411.67 ($72.05).

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC ADS Common Stock from GBX 5,610 ($74.69) to GBX 5,185 ($69.03) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 6,000 ($79.88) price target on shares of BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC ADS Common Stock in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 5,200 ($69.23) price target on BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC ADS Common Stock and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 16th. Royal Bank of Canada set a GBX 4,800 ($63.91) price target on BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC ADS Common Stock and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC ADS Common Stock in a report on Wednesday.

In other BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC ADS Common Stock news, insider Jerome Abelman sold 10,303 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 4,092 ($54.48), for a total transaction of £421,598.76 ($561,308.43). Also, insider Kingsley Wheaton sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 4,023 ($53.56), for a total value of £40,230 ($53,561.44). In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 24,900 shares of company stock worth $99,795,847.

Shares of BATS traded up GBX 18.50 ($0.25) during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 3,734.50 ($49.72). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,912,525 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,160,000. BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC ADS Common Stock has a 1-year low of GBX 4,064 ($54.11) and a 1-year high of GBX 5,643.60 ($75.14).

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC ADS Common Stock 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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