British American Tobacco plc’s (BATS) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup Inc.
Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Societe Generale set a GBX 5,200 ($64.97) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Barclays PLC set a GBX 5,100 ($63.72) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Monday, October 24th. S&P Global Inc. set a GBX 4,800 ($59.97) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Investec upgraded shares of British American Tobacco plc to a buy rating and upped their price objective for the company from GBX 4,000 ($49.98) to GBX 5,200 ($64.97) in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Finally, Jefferies Group dropped their price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc from GBX 6,000 ($74.96) to GBX 5,700 ($71.21) and set a buy rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 15th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 5,067.79 ($63.32).
British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) opened at 4363.50 on Monday. 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 company’s market cap is GBX 81.07 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 4,644.28 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 4,615.11.
In related news, insider Helmes,Marion acquired 3,600 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 4,809 ($60.08) per share, for a total transaction 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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