Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 5,400 ($70.32) price target on British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) in a research report sent to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Whitman Howard restated a hold rating and issued a GBX 5,300 ($69.02) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. UBS AG set a GBX 5,300 ($69.02) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. J P Morgan Chase & Co began coverage on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. They issued an overweight rating and a GBX 5,610 ($73.06) price target for the company. Berenberg Bank restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 5,670 ($73.84) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Finally, Investec restated a hold rating and issued a GBX 5,500 ($71.62) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 5,632.35 ($73.35).

British American Tobacco plc (BATS) traded down 0.97% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching GBX 4855.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,779,981 shares. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 90.22 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 5,189.75 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 5,233.43. British American Tobacco plc has a 52 week low of GBX 2,879.89 and a 52 week high of GBX 5,643.60.

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The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a GBX 56.50 ($0.74) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 1.06%.

In related news, insider Alan Davy purchased 21 shares of British American Tobacco plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 10th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 5,203 ($67.76) per share, with a total value of £1,092.63 ($1,422.88). Also, insider Jack Bowles purchased 9,000 shares of British American Tobacco plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 23rd. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 5,487 ($71.45) per share, with a total value of £493,830 ($643,091.55). Over the last three months, insiders purchased 9,029 shares of company stock valued at $49,533,494.

About British American Tobacco plc

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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