British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) insider Nicandro Durante acquired 3 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 5th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 4,951 ($64.63) per share, for a total transaction of £148.53 ($193.88).

Shares of British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) opened at 4870.976 on Monday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 4,825.96 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 4,512.10. British American Tobacco plc has a one year low of GBX 3,536.00 and a one year high of GBX 5,135.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 90.50 billion.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 18th were issued a GBX 51.30 ($0.67) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 18th. This represents a yield of 1.07%.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Credit Suisse Group AG restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 5,200 ($67.88) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Friday. Societe Generale set a GBX 5,200 ($67.88) price objective on British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 4,500 ($58.74) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on British American Tobacco plc from GBX 4,620 ($60.31) to GBX 4,650 ($60.70) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, June 17th. Finally, Berenberg Bank downgraded British American Tobacco plc to a “hold” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from GBX 4,285 ($55.93) to GBX 4,840 ($63.18) in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 4,863.15 ($63.48).

About British American Tobacco plc

British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco company. The Company is engaged in manufacturing and marketing cigarettes and other tobacco products. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA). The Company’s brands include Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans.

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