British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Citigroup Inc. in a research report issued on Tuesday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the company. Credit Suisse Group AG restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 5,175 ($64.66) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Friday. Morgan Stanley set a GBX 5,400 ($67.47) price target on British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. Societe Generale set a GBX 5,400 ($67.47) price target on British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 28th. Beaufort Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 5,420 ($67.72) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Tuesday, October 25th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 5,057.26 ($63.18).

Analyst Recommendations for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) opened at 4281.00 on Tuesday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 79.54 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 4,727.51 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 4,609.64. British American Tobacco plc has a 12-month low of GBX 3,536.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 5,135.00.

In other British American Tobacco plc news, insider Helmes,Marion bought 900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 1st. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 4,758 ($59.45) per share, with a total value of £42,822 ($53,500.75). Also, insider Jack Bowles sold 511 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 4,840 ($60.47), for a total value of £24,732.40 ($30,900.05).

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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