British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) shares gapped down before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $46.42, but opened at $45.36. British American Tobacco shares last traded at $43.81, with a volume of 2502157 shares traded.
Several research firms have issued reports on BTI. Jefferies Financial Group lowered shares of British American Tobacco to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 24th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of British American Tobacco to an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, September 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of British American Tobacco from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 5th. Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage on shares of British American Tobacco in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. They set a “market perform” rating for the company. Finally, DZ Bank reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of British American Tobacco in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. British American Tobacco presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.00.
The stock has a market capitalization of $97.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.90, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a current ratio of 0.81.
About British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI)
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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