Insider Selling: British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Sells 6,719 Shares of Stock
British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) insider Ricardo Oberlander sold 6,719 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 5,371 ($67.94), for a total value of £360,877.49 ($456,518.01).
Shares of British American Tobacco plc (LON BATS) traded up 1.08% during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 5499.00. The stock had a trading volume of 5,632,662 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 5,431.69 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 5,039.16. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 102.24 billion. British American Tobacco plc has a 12-month low of GBX 4,105.50 and a 12-month high of GBX 5,643.60.
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Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 5,200 ($65.78) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Friday, March 31st. BNP Paribas set a GBX 6,000 ($75.90) target price on British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 6,000 ($75.90) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th. Whitman Howard restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 5,300 ($67.05) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Thursday, April 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 6,100 ($77.17) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 5,543.13 ($70.12).
British American Tobacco plc Company Profile
British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco and next generation products company. The Company’s tobacco product range includes cigarettes, fine cut (roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco) and Swedish-style snus. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA).
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