Recent Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for British American Tobacco plc (BATS)

British American Tobacco plc (LON: BATS) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 10/10/2017 – British American Tobacco plc had its price target lowered by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from GBX 6,100 ($81.05) to GBX 5,800 ($77.07). They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/10/2017 – British American Tobacco plc was given a new GBX 5,500 ($73.08) price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/6/2017 – British American Tobacco plc had its price target lowered by analysts at Berenberg Bank from GBX 5,670 ($75.34) to GBX 5,500 ($73.08). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/6/2017 – British American Tobacco plc had its price target lowered by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from GBX 6,500 ($86.37) to GBX 6,100 ($81.05). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/5/2017 – British American Tobacco plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 6,000 ($79.72) price target on the stock.
  • 9/21/2017 – British American Tobacco plc had its price target lowered by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from GBX 5,400 ($71.75) to GBX 5,340 ($70.95). They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 8/24/2017 – British American Tobacco plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a GBX 6,500 ($86.37) price target on the stock.
  • 8/23/2017 – British American Tobacco plc had its price target raised by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from GBX 5,420 ($72.02) to GBX 5,610 ($74.54). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) opened at 4859.00 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 4,761.12 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 5,143.49. British American Tobacco plc has a one year low of GBX 4,237.00 and a one year high of GBX 5,643.60. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 90.28 billion.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th were issued a dividend of GBX 56.50 ($0.75) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 1.06%.

In other British American Tobacco plc news, insider Alan Davy bought 36 shares of British American Tobacco plc stock in a transaction on Monday, October 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 4,816 ($63.99) per share, for a total transaction of £1,733.76 ($2,303.69). Also, insider Naresh Sethi sold 7,035 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 4,898 ($65.08), for a total transaction of £344,574.30 ($457,845.20). Over the last quarter, insiders have acquired 45 shares of company stock worth $216,396.

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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