British American Tobacco Plc Ads (BATS) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

British American Tobacco Plc Ads (LON:BATS) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the eighteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,222.86 ($55.18).

BATS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Barclays raised shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads to an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 5,000 ($65.33) price target for the company in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 5,350 ($69.91) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research note on Tuesday, September 4th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, September 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a GBX 3,920 ($51.22) price objective on the stock.

In other news, insider Giovanni Giordano sold 475 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 3,465 ($45.28), for a total transaction of £16,458.75 ($21,506.27).

Shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads stock traded down GBX 49 ($0.64) during trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 2,678 ($34.99). 4,215,212 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,160,000. British American Tobacco Plc Ads has a 12-month low of GBX 4,064 ($53.10) and a 12-month high of GBX 5,643.60 ($73.74).

British American Tobacco Plc Ads 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 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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