British American Tobacco Plc Ads (LON:BATS) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seventeen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 3,748.46 ($48.98).

Several analysts have recently commented on BATS shares. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a report on Wednesday, December 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 4,400 ($57.49) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 12th. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 4,860 ($63.50) target price on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 12th. UBS Group set a GBX 5,650 ($73.83) target price on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 12th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 4,000 ($52.27) target price on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research note on Thursday, December 13th.

Shares of BATS stock traded down GBX 11 ($0.14) during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting GBX 3,099 ($40.49). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,128,472 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,160,000. The company has a market capitalization of $70.85 billion and a P/E ratio of 11.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 72.33, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.40. British American Tobacco Plc Ads has a 12-month low of GBX 2,336.50 ($30.53) and a 12-month high of GBX 4,339 ($56.70).

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 21st will be paid a GBX 50.75 ($0.66) dividend. This is a boost from British American Tobacco Plc Ads’s previous dividend of $48.80. This represents a dividend yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 21st. British American Tobacco Plc Ads’s payout ratio is currently 0.77%.

In other British American Tobacco Plc Ads news, insider Jack Bowles sold 825 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 3,194 ($41.74), for a total transaction of £26,350.50 ($34,431.60). Also, insider Ben Stevens acquired 689 shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,883 ($37.67) per share, with a total value of £19,863.87 ($25,955.66).

About British American Tobacco Plc Ads

British American Tobacco p.l.c. provides cigarettes and other tobacco products worldwide. It manufactures vapour and tobacco heating products; oral tobacco and nicotine products, such as snus, tobacco-free nicotine pouches, and moist snuff; cigars; and e-cigarettes. The company offers its products under the Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Newport, Camel, Natural American Spirit, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555, and Shuang Xi brands.

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