Media headlines about British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. British American Tobacco p.l.c. earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3261249787721 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) traded down $0.29 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $64.71. 860,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,738,016. British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a fifty-two week low of $52.84 and a fifty-two week high of $73.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.91, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a current ratio of 0.87.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on BTI shares. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco p.l.c. in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. SBG Securities raised shares of British American Tobacco p.l.c. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco p.l.c. in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Investec raised shares of British American Tobacco p.l.c. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of British American Tobacco p.l.c. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. British American Tobacco p.l.c. currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $69.00.

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About British American Tobacco p.l.c.

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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