British American Tobacco (BATS) Share Price, News & Analysis

GBX 2,475
-11.00 (-0.44%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
2.70 million shs
Average Volume
4.91 million shs
Market Capitalization
£55.19 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target
GBX 3,166.67

British American Tobacco MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.33 Rating Score
27.9% Upside
GBX 3,166.67 Price Target
Short Interest
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
£10.82 M Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

1.78 out of 5 stars

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About British American Tobacco Stock (LON:BATS)

British American Tobacco p.l.c. engages in the provision of tobacco and nicotine products to consumers worldwide. It also offers vapour, heated, and modern oral nicotine products; combustible cigarettes; and traditional oral products, such as snus and moist snuff. The company offers its products under the Vuse, glo, Velo, Grizzly, Kodiak, Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Camel, Natural American Spirit, Newport, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, State Express 555 and Shuang Xi brands. It also distributes its products to retail outlets. British American Tobacco p.l.c. was founded in 1902 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

BATS Stock Price History

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
GBX 3,166.67
High Stock Price Target
GBX 3,500
Low Stock Price Target
GBX 2,700
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
3 Analysts


Net Income
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
£27.28 billion
Cash Flow
GBX 132.80 per share
Book Value
GBX 2,281 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
£55.19 billion
Not Optionable
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Key Executives

  • Mr. Tadeu Luiz Marroco (Age 58)
    CEO, Member of Management Board & Executive Director
    Comp: $3.22M
  • Mr. Syed Javed Iqbal (Age 51)
    Interim Group Finance Dire, Dire of Digital & Information and Member of Management Board
  • Mr. David Waterfield (Age 51)
    Member of Management Board
  • Mr. Kingsley Wheaton (Age 51)
    Chief Strategy & Growth Officer and Member of Management Board
  • Mr. Johan Vandermeulen (Age 56)
    COO & Member of Management Board
  • Mr. Jerome B. Abelman (Age 60)
    Director of Legal, General Counsel & Member of Management Board
  • Mr. Paul McCrory (Age 52)
    Director of Corporate & Regulatory Affairs and Member of Management Board
  • Mr. James Barrett (Age 49)
    Director of Business Development & Member of Management Board
  • Mr. Luciano Comin (Age 53)
    Marketing Director of Combustibles & New Categories and Member of Management Board
  • Mr. Mihovil Dijanosic (Age 51)
    Regional Director of Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Member of Management Board

BATS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell British American Tobacco stock right now?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for British American Tobacco in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" BATS shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in BATS, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is British American Tobacco's stock price target for 2024?

3 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for British American Tobacco's stock. Their BATS share price targets range from GBX 2,700 to GBX 3,500. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach GBX 3,166.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 27.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have BATS shares performed in 2024?

British American Tobacco's stock was trading at GBX 2,295.50 at the start of the year. Since then, BATS shares have increased by 7.8% and is now trading at GBX 2,475.
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How often does British American Tobacco pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for British American Tobacco?

British American Tobacco declared a dividend on Thursday, February 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 26th will be paid a dividend of GBX 58.88 per share on Friday, November 1st. This represents a yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 26th. This is an increase from the stock's previous dividend of GBX 57.72. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
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Is British American Tobacco a good dividend stock?

British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) pays an annual dividend of GBX 236 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 10.00%. BATS has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer.
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What other stocks do shareholders of British American Tobacco own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other British American Tobacco investors own include British American Tobacco (BTI), Ra International Group (RAI), Imperial Brands (IMB), BP (BP), Vodafone Group Public (VOD), Glencore (GLEN), Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB), AstraZeneca (AZN), GSK (GSK) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB).

How do I buy shares of British American Tobacco?

Shares of BATS stock and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.
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This page (LON:BATS) was last updated on 5/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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