Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the firm. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on BTI shares. Investec upgraded shares of British American Tobacco PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Societe Generale upgraded shares of British American Tobacco PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of British American Tobacco PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 23rd. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco PLC in a research note on Monday, October 24th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of British American Tobacco PLC from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd.

Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) opened at 106.09 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $118.38 and a 200-day moving average of $122.97. British American Tobacco PLC has a 52 week low of $99.81 and a 52 week high of $131.34. The stock has a market cap of $98.56 billion and a PE ratio of 18.49.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BTI. Quadrant Capital Group LLC boosted its stake in British American Tobacco PLC by 57.0% in the second quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 887 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 322 shares during the last quarter. Assetmark Inc. boosted its stake in British American Tobacco PLC by 48.4% in the third quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 994 shares of the company’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 324 shares during the last quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. boosted its stake in British American Tobacco PLC by 1.0% in the second quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. now owns 1,043 shares of the company’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the last quarter. Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC bought a new stake in British American Tobacco PLC during the second quarter valued at about $136,000. Finally, Signaturefd LLC boosted its stake in British American Tobacco PLC by 18.4% in the second quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 1,070 shares of the company’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 166 shares during the last quarter.

British American Tobacco PLC Company Profile

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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