British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (NYSEMKT:BTI) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company.

BTI has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub cut shares of British American Tobacco PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on shares of British American Tobacco PLC in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. They set an “overweight” rating on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an “overweight” rating on shares of British American Tobacco PLC in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Investec upgraded shares of British American Tobacco PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “neutral” rating on shares of British American Tobacco PLC in a research report on Friday, August 11th.

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British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) opened at 63.66 on Wednesday. British American Tobacco PLC has a 12 month low of $52.71 and a 12 month high of $73.41. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $63.66 and its 200 day moving average is $66.89. The firm has a market capitalization of $118.28 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.78.

The company also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be issued a $0.728 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th.

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).

Analyst Recommendations for British American Tobacco PLC (NYSEMKT:BTI)

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