Jefferies Financial Group reiterated their buy rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads (LON:BATS) in a research report report published on Tuesday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Citigroup upgraded shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads to a buy rating and upped their target price for the company from GBX 3,000 ($39.20) to GBX 3,600 ($47.04) in a research note on Thursday, March 28th. UBS Group restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 4,000 ($52.27) target price on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research note on Wednesday, March 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 4,000 ($52.27) target price on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, March 18th. Deutsche Bank restated a buy rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research note on Thursday, March 14th. Finally, Liberum Capital restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 3,000 ($39.20) target price on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research note on Wednesday, March 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 3,851.88 ($50.33).

Shares of BATS stock opened at GBX 3,110.50 ($40.64) on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $71.04 billion and a PE ratio of 11.82. The company has a quick ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 72.33. British American Tobacco Plc Ads has a twelve month low of GBX 2,336.50 ($30.53) and a twelve month high of GBX 4,339 ($56.70).

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 21st will be paid a dividend of GBX 50.75 ($0.66) per share. This represents a yield of 1.82%. This is an increase from British American Tobacco Plc Ads’s previous dividend of $48.80. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 21st. British American Tobacco Plc Ads’s dividend payout ratio is 0.77%.

In other British American Tobacco Plc Ads news, insider Ben Stevens purchased 689 shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 5th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 2,883 ($37.67) per share, for a total transaction of £19,863.87 ($25,955.66). Also, insider Jack Bowles sold 8 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 3,135 ($40.96), for a total transaction of £250.80 ($327.71).

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, 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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