British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)‘s stock had its “equal weight” rating reiterated by Barclays PLC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. They presently have a GBX 5,100 ($63.72) target price on the stock. Barclays PLC’s price target points to a potential upside of 18.59% from the company’s previous close.

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc from GBX 5,000 ($62.47) to GBX 5,300 ($66.22) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Friday, July 29th. Investec raised shares of British American Tobacco plc to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the stock from GBX 4,000 ($49.98) to GBX 5,200 ($64.97) in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Jefferies Group upped their target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc from GBX 4,800 ($59.97) to GBX 5,800 ($72.46) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 21st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG set a GBX 5,350 ($66.84) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 11th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 5,067.79 ($63.32).

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

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) opened at 4300.00 on Wednesday. The company’s market cap is GBX 79.89 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 4,715.97 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 4,609.03. British American Tobacco plc has a 52 week low of GBX 3,536.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 5,135.00.

In other British American Tobacco plc news, insider Jack Bowles sold 511 shares of the company’s 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). Also, insider Helmes,Marion acquired 3,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 2nd. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 4,809 ($60.08) per share, with a total value of £173,124 ($216,296.85).

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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