News stories about British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Alpha One reports. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. British American Tobacco PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 20 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Exane BNP Paribas upgraded shares of British American Tobacco PLC to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of British American Tobacco PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday.
British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) traded down 0.55% on Friday, reaching $66.77. 1,347,059 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $124.14 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.49. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $65.16 and its 200 day moving average is $98.35. British American Tobacco PLC has a 52 week low of $52.71 and a 52 week high of $67.82.
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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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