British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) insider Alan Davy acquired 3 shares of British American Tobacco stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 3,881 ($52.65) per share, with a total value of £116.43 ($157.94).
Shares of British American Tobacco opened at GBX 3,826.50 ($51.91) on Wednesday, according to Marketbeat.com. British American Tobacco has a one year low of GBX 4,064 ($55.13) and a one year high of GBX 5,643.60 ($76.55).
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 22nd were given a dividend of GBX 48.80 ($0.66) per share. This is an increase from British American Tobacco’s previous dividend of $43.60. This represents a yield of 1.09%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 22nd.
BATS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. JPMorgan Chase reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 5,610 ($76.10) price target on shares of British American Tobacco in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 6,000 ($81.39) price target on shares of British American Tobacco in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Goldman Sachs set a GBX 5,600 ($75.96) price target on shares of British American Tobacco and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Investec reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 6,000 ($81.39) price target on shares of British American Tobacco in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. British American Tobacco has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 5,539.06 ($75.14).
About British American Tobacco
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 and moist snuff; cigars; and e-cigarettes. The company offers its products under the Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555, and Shuang Xi brands.
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