British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) had its price target lowered by Jefferies Group LLC from GBX 6,500 ($85.46) to GBX 6,100 ($80.20) in a report issued on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

BATS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Investec reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 5,500 ($72.31) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 6,000 ($78.89) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Monday, July 31st. J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. They issued an overweight rating and a GBX 5,610 ($73.76) price objective on the stock. Whitman Howard reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 5,300 ($69.68) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 5,400 ($71.00) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 5,601.18 ($73.64).

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) opened at 4819.50 on Friday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 89.55 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 4,748.92 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 5,154.58. British American Tobacco plc has a 52 week low of GBX 4,237.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 5,643.60.

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The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th were issued a GBX 56.50 ($0.74) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 17th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.06%.

In related news, insider Alan Davy acquired 36 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 9th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 4,816 ($63.32) per share, for a total transaction of £1,733.76 ($2,279.46). Over the last quarter, insiders acquired 45 shares of company stock worth $216,396.

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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