British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages
British American Tobacco PLC (NYSEMKT:BTI) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and eight have issued a buy recommendation on the company.
A number of analysts have recently commented on BTI shares. BidaskClub lowered British American Tobacco PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of British American Tobacco PLC in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of British American Tobacco PLC in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Investec raised British American Tobacco PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th.
Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (NYSEMKT:BTI) opened at 62.33 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $62.42 and its 200 day moving average price is $66.73. British American Tobacco PLC has a one year low of $52.71 and a one year high of $73.41. The company has a market capitalization of $115.81 billion and a PE ratio of 20.79.
The business also recently disclosed a None dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th were given a dividend of $0.728 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 16th.
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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