Shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads (LON:BATS) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seventeen analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and eleven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 4,978.46 ($64.85).

BATS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 5,000 ($65.13) target price on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research note on Wednesday, September 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 4,400 ($57.31) target price on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 14th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research note on Friday, July 20th. Finally, Citigroup reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research note on Monday, July 30th.

BATS stock traded up GBX 62.50 ($0.81) during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 3,614.50 ($47.08). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,113,365 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,160,000. British American Tobacco Plc Ads has a 12 month low of GBX 4,064 ($52.94) and a 12 month high of GBX 5,643.60 ($73.51).

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

In related news, insider Alan Davy acquired 39 shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 9th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 3,931 ($51.20) per share, for a total transaction of £1,533.09 ($1,996.99). Also, insider Kingsley Wheaton sold 1,645 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 4,191 ($54.59), for a total value of £68,941.95 ($89,803.24). Insiders bought a total of 45 shares of company stock valued at $177,525 over the last 90 days.

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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