Shares of British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 5,677.14 ($74.92).

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 5,500 ($72.58) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 5,610 ($74.03) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 6,000 ($79.18) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Whitman Howard reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 5,300 ($69.94) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 5,800 ($76.54) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Thursday, October 26th.

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In other news, insider Alan Davy acquired 36 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 4,816 ($63.55) per share, with a total value of £1,733.76 ($2,287.89). Also, insider Naresh Sethi sold 7,035 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 4,898 ($64.63), for a total value of £344,574.30 ($454,703.48). Insiders bought 42 shares of company stock valued at $201,951 in the last ninety days.

British American Tobacco plc (LON BATS) traded down GBX 44.50 ($0.59) on Wednesday, reaching GBX 4,951 ($65.33). 1,080,960 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,180,000. British American Tobacco plc has a 1-year low of GBX 4,237 ($55.91) and a 1-year high of GBX 5,643.60 ($74.47).

About British American Tobacco plc

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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