British American Tobacco p.l.c. (LON:BATS) Insider Jack Bowles Sells 5,673 Shares

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (LON:BATS) insider Jack Bowles sold 5,673 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,776 ($36.27), for a total value of £157,482.48 ($205,751.87).

British American Tobacco stock opened at GBX 2,775 ($36.26) on Thursday. British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a fifty-two week low of GBX 2,422.50 ($31.65) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 3,308.50 ($43.23). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 69.84, a quick ratio of 0.46 and a current ratio of 0.88. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 2,669.89 and its 200 day simple moving average is GBX 2,704.48. The stock has a market cap of £63.68 billion and a PE ratio of 9.95.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 8th will be given a dividend of GBX 53.90 ($0.70) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 8th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.93%. British American Tobacco’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.75%.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada set a GBX 3,200 ($41.81) price target on British American Tobacco and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 17th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,600 ($47.03) target price on shares of British American Tobacco in a report on Friday, February 19th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft set a GBX 4,000 ($52.26) price target on shares of British American Tobacco and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 18th. Barclays lowered their price objective on shares of British American Tobacco from GBX 3,800 ($49.65) to GBX 3,300 ($43.11) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 18th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,606 ($47.11) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco in a report on Friday, March 26th. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 3,615.11 ($47.23).

British American Tobacco Company Profile

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 and Hedges, 555, Peter Stuyvesant, Double Happiness, Granit, Mocca, and Kodiak brands.

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