British American Tobacco plc Company Profile (LON:BATS)

About British American Tobacco plc

British American Tobacco plc logoBritish American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco company. The Company is engaged in manufacturing and marketing cigarettes and other tobacco products. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA). The Company's brands include Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans. Its portfolio also includes other international brands, such as Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555 and Shuang Xi. Its tobacco product range consists of Fine Cut (roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco), Swedish-style snus and cigars. The Company also offers vapor products (e-cigarettes), battery-powered electronic devices, tobacco heating products, licensed medicinal products and licensed nicotine products. The Company has approximately 44 factories in over 41 countries.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Defensive
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: LON
  • Symbol: BATS
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $64.53
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $4830.24
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $4476.94
  • 52-Week Range: GBX 3,505 - GBX 5,135
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.36
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
  • Market Cap: $91.91B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,858,000,000
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 4,863.15

Analysts' Ratings History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/21/2016Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 4,800 -> GBX 5,800View Rating Details
9/21/2016Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 5,050 -> GBX 5,200View Rating Details
9/14/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 4,975View Rating Details
9/13/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingConviction-BuyGBX 5,300View Rating Details
9/9/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingUnderperformGBX 4,000View Rating Details
9/9/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 5,300 -> GBX 5,500View Rating Details
9/8/2016InvestecUpgradeBuyGBX 4,000 -> GBX 5,200View Rating Details
8/24/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 5,220View Rating Details
8/19/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeHoldGBX 4,700 -> GBX 5,200View Rating Details
8/1/2016Berenberg BankBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 4,840 -> GBX 4,900View Rating Details
7/29/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/28/2016S&P Global Inc.Set Price TargetNeutralGBX 4,800View Rating Details
7/27/2016BNP ParibasReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 4,900View Rating Details
7/6/2016Independent Research GmbHSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 5,200View Rating Details
7/6/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,800View Rating Details
5/3/2016Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetSellGBX 3,165 -> GBX 3,585View Rating Details
4/27/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetNeutralGBX 4,300View Rating Details
3/10/2016AlphaValueReiterated RatingReduceGBX 4,128View Rating Details
3/1/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 4,810 -> GBX 4,930View Rating Details
11/5/2015SBG SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldGBX 4,125View Rating Details
10/28/2015S&P Equity ResearchSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 4,200View Rating Details
9/11/2015Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 4,200 -> GBX 4,070View Rating Details
7/29/2015Charles StanleyReiterated RatingaccumulateView Rating Details
6/29/2015Renaissance CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 3,800View Rating Details
5/5/2015Standard Investment Bank LtdReiterated RatingSellGBX 599.34View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/29/2014 forward)


Earnings History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
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Earnings Estimates for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $243.13 EPS


Dividend History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/28/2016GBX 51.301.07%8/18/20168/18/20169/28/2016
2/25/2016GBX 104.602.7%3/17/20163/17/20165/5/2016
7/29/2015GBX 49.401.34%8/20/20158/20/20159/30/2015
7/30/2014GBX 47.501.34%8/20/20148/20/20149/30/2014
2/27/2014GBX 97.403.02%3/12/20143/12/20145/8/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/7/2016Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy3GBX 4,801£144.03
9/2/2016Helmes,MarionInsiderBuy3,600GBX 4,809£173,124
9/1/2016Helmes,MarionInsiderBuy900GBX 4,758£42,822
8/18/2016Jack BowlesInsiderSell511GBX 4,840£24,732.40
8/3/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy3GBX 4,749£142.47
7/6/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy3GBX 4,993£149.79
6/1/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 4,200£168
5/9/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy13GBX 4,180£543.40
5/6/2016Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy3GBX 4,122£123.66
5/4/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy3GBX 4,122£123.66
4/6/2016Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy4GBX 4,104£164.16
3/23/2016Stevens,BenInsiderSell5,823GBX 3,995£232,628.85
3/22/2016Durante,NicandroInsiderSell10,425GBX 3,974£414,289.50
3/4/2016Stevens,BenInsiderSell4,300GBX 4,021£172,903
3/2/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,990£159.60
2/3/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,840£153.60
1/6/2016Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy4GBX 3,691£147.64
12/2/2015Stevens,BenInsiderBuy3GBX 3,885£116.55
11/5/2015Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,864£154.56
10/9/2015Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,717£148.68
10/8/2015Kwan ,SavioInsiderBuy40GBX 3,670£1,468
9/7/2015Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy5GBX 3,371£168.55
8/7/2015Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,831£153.24
7/3/2015Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy4GBX 3,488£139.52
6/10/2015Savio KwanInsiderBuy3,000GBX 3,404.81£102,144.30
6/8/2015Ben StevensInsiderBuy536GBX 3,410£18,277.60
5/21/2015Dimitri PanayotopoulosInsiderBuy2,750GBX 3,638.30£100,053.25
4/30/2015Dimitri PanayotopoulosInsiderBuy550GBX 3,604.50£19,824.75
3/30/2015Ben StevensInsiderSell9,893GBX 3,594.50£355,603.89
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
News IconImperial Brands PLC Stays Behind British American Tobacco plc, Unilever plc, Diageo plc And Reckitt Benckiser Group ... - Investomania (blog) (LON:BATS) - September 29 at 3:56 PM
News IconBritish American Tobacco denied access to studies of schoolchildren - Herald Sun (LON:BATS) - September 27 at 8:21 AM
News IconBritish American Tobacco Invests 20 Million Euros in TDR - Total Croatia News (LON:BATS) - September 26 at 8:30 AM logoBAT named one of the world’s most diverse and inclusive companies (LON:BATS) - September 26 at 8:30 AM
News IconWhat's Ahead for British American Tobacco plc After Today's Huge Increase? - Post News (LON:BATS) - September 25 at 3:30 PM
News IconTime to Reconsider British American Tobacco plc After Reaching All-Time High? - Post News (LON:BATS) - September 24 at 3:39 PM logoDIRECTOR DEALINGS: Connected Person Of BAT Executive Sells Shares (LON:BATS) - September 24 at 9:02 AM
News IconBRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC – Notification and public disclosure of transactions (LON:BATS) - September 24 at 9:02 AM logoBritish American Tobacco Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:BATS) : September 22, 2016 (LON:BATS) - September 22 at 3:50 PM logoBritish American Tobacco plc 19.9% Potential Upside Indicated by Jefferies International - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:BATS) - September 22 at 9:37 AM
News IconLONDON MARKETS: FTSE 100 Moves Up, With Bank Stocks Rising After BOJ Decision (LON:BATS) - September 21 at 7:29 AM logoBritish American Tobacco Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BATS-GB : September 21, 2016 (LON:BATS) - September 21 at 7:29 AM
News IconBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Stevens,Ben Purchases 4 Shares - DailyQuint (LON:BATS) - September 20 at 9:39 AM logoToxicant Levels Average 95% Lower in E-Cigarette Vapour Versus Cigarette Smoke: New Study by British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) - September 19 at 8:32 AM
News IconHow Many British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)'s Analysts Are Bullish? - Post News (LON:BATS) - September 18 at 8:31 AM logoForm 8-K REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC For: Sep 15 - (LON:BATS) - September 15 at 12:38 PM logoBAT plans Bosnia tobacco acquisition - Reuters (LON:BATS) - September 15 at 12:38 PM logo2 FTSE 100 stars that are FAR too cheap to miss! (LON:BATS) - September 13 at 4:25 PM
News IconGlobal Dipping Tobacco Sales Market Report 2021 is released (LON:BATS) - September 11 at 8:29 AM
News IconBAT continues to mull legal challenge to plain cigarette packaging - The National Business Review (LON:BATS) - September 10 at 8:30 AM logoBritish American Tobacco ranked number one in good governance index (LON:BATS) - September 9 at 3:42 PM
News IconPlain packaging slow burns on BAT's agenda - NZCity (LON:BATS) - September 9 at 8:35 AM
News IconIs British American Tobacco really Britain's best-run business? - Management Today (LON:BATS) - September 7 at 3:44 PM
News IconSavanna to take on BAT giant - Independent Online (LON:BATS) - September 7 at 3:44 PM
News IconBAT Malaysia gets nod for land sale, working on restructuring plans - The Sun Daily (LON:BATS) - September 7 at 11:16 AM
News IconBritish American Tobacco Plc - Notification And Public Disclosure Of Transactions By Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities And Persons Cl (LON:BATS) - September 6 at 3:49 PM
News IconTony Hayward to head BAT Korea - The Korea Times - Korea Times (LON:BATS) - September 6 at 8:33 AM
News IconBAT Malaysia gets shareholders' nod to sell its land to LGB ... - New Straits Times Online (LON:BATS) - September 6 at 8:33 AM logoFTSE 100 slips on RBS, Lloyds downgrades, but miners rise - MarketWatch (LON:BATS) - September 5 at 3:40 PM
News IconIs Carillion plc A Better Dividend Share Than National Grid plc, British American Tobacco plc, Unilever plc And ... - Investomania (blog) (LON:BATS) - September 5 at 8:34 AM logoBritish American Tobacco launches 2016 Corporate Behaviour Report (LON:BATS) - September 5 at 8:34 AM
News IconLATEST: BAT Whistle Blower Under Threat - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News (LON:BATS) - September 4 at 8:28 AM
News IconThe BAT whistle-blower: Francois van der Westhuizen - Financial mail (LON:BATS) - September 2 at 8:25 AM
News IconBAT, health campaigners clash over new rules - Daily Nation (LON:BATS) - September 1 at 3:42 PM
News IconPhilip Morris, BAT under probe over alleged tax evasion - Daily Times (LON:BATS) - September 1 at 12:10 PM
News IconBritish American Tobacco: Einigung bei Verhandlungen über BAT-Sozialplan - Handelsblatt (LON:BATS) - September 1 at 12:10 PM logoBritish American Tobacco: A Great Company To Profit From GBP ... - Seeking Alpha (LON:BATS) - September 1 at 12:10 PM
News IconBAT, health campaigners clash over new rules - Business Daily (press release) (blog) (LON:BATS) - August 31 at 3:43 PM logoBritish American Tobacco Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BATS-GB : August 31, 2016 (LON:BATS) - August 31 at 8:31 AM
News IconPhilip Morris, British American Tobacco under tax audit - Korea Times (LON:BATS) - August 30 at 9:33 AM logoBrokers: Deutsche lights up British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) - August 22 at 8:33 AM
News IconBritish American Tobacco Plc - Notification And Public Disclosure Of Transactions By Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities (LON:BATS) - August 22 at 8:33 AM logoShould Tobacco Investors Fear Plain Packaging Laws? (LON:BATS) - August 20 at 8:45 AM
News IconBritish American Tobacco 'bribed' police - affidavit - News24 (LON:BATS) - August 16 at 3:50 PM
News IconBritish American Tobacco executive bashed and stabbed in ... - Daily Mail (LON:BATS) - August 13 at 11:55 AM logoElectronic Marlboro sucks Japanese smokers away from Japan Tobacco (LON:BATS) - August 12 at 12:24 PM
News IconOnly BAT nominee on ITC board resigns | Business Standard News - Business Standard (LON:BATS) - August 6 at 11:29 AM
News IconNo BAT nominee on ITC board (LON:BATS) - August 5 at 9:07 PM
News IconNo BAT nominee on ITC board - Business Standard (LON:BATS) - August 5 at 3:45 PM logoBerenberg Bank Gives British American Tobacco PLC Price Target With Potential 2.48% Upside - FTSE News (LON:BATS) - August 2 at 8:32 AM


Last Updated on 9/29/2016 by Staff