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: $63.44
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $4863.72
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $4713.35
  • 52-Week Range: GBX 3,884 - GBX 5,135
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.39
  • P/E Growth: 1.54
  • Market Cap: $94.42B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,858,000,000
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Sell Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 12 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.38)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 5,166.65

Analysts' Ratings History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/27/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,800View Rating Details
2/24/2017Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 5,100 -> GBX 5,400View Rating Details
2/24/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual WeightGBX 5,100 -> GBX 5,200View Rating Details
2/24/2017Societe GeneraleBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 5,400 -> GBX 5,800View Rating Details
2/23/2017Whitman HowardReiterated RatingHoldGBX 5,300View Rating Details
2/22/2017BNP ParibasBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 5,400 -> GBX 5,500View Rating Details
2/14/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,600View Rating Details
2/10/2017Berenberg BankUpgradeBuyGBX 5,150 -> GBX 5,670View Rating Details
11/15/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuyGBX 6,000 -> GBX 5,700View Rating Details
11/2/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuyGBX 5,400View Rating Details
10/27/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/25/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 5,420View Rating Details
10/24/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingUnderperformGBX 4,300 -> GBX 4,400View Rating Details
10/24/2016RBC Capital MarketsSet Price TargetSellGBX 4,400View Rating Details
10/21/2016S&P Global IncSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 5,200View Rating Details
10/14/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Set Price TargetBuyGBX 5,500View Rating Details
9/8/2016InvestecUpgradeBuyGBX 4,000 -> GBX 5,200View Rating Details
7/6/2016Independent Research GmbHSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 5,200View Rating Details
5/3/2016Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetSellGBX 3,165 -> GBX 3,585View 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 2/28/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $287.01 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/23/2017GBX 118.102.37%3/16/20173/16/20175/4/2017
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
2/1/2017Giovanni GiordanoInsiderBuy2GBX 4,897GBX 9,794
1/4/2017Jerome AbelmanInsiderBuy3GBX 4,600£138
12/7/2016Nicandro DuranteInsiderBuy4GBX 4,343£173.72
11/2/2016Nicandro DuranteInsiderBuy3GBX 4,615£138.45
10/5/2016Nicandro DuranteInsiderBuy3GBX 4,951£148.53
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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
DateHeadline
News IconBritish American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
www.graffiotech.com - February 28 at 11:41 AM
News IconBAT dominates Zim cigarette market - Zimbabwe Independent (LON:BATS)
www.theindependent.co.zw - February 27 at 3:51 PM
News IconInvestor Corner: Checking the Charts for British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.L) - Baldwin Journal (LON:BATS)
baldwinjournal.com - February 27 at 3:51 PM
marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Activity – Jefferies Group LLC Reiterates Buy on British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) (LON:BATS)
marketexclusive.com - February 27 at 10:14 AM
News IconBAT sells more cigarettes in 2017 driven by Rothmans' brand appeal - Business Day (registration) (LON:BATS)
www.businesslive.co.za - February 24 at 6:20 PM
News IconChecking the Charts on Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.L) - Rives Journal (LON:BATS)
rivesjournal.com - February 24 at 6:20 PM
marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Activity – Credit Suisse Group Raises Its Price Target On British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) to GBX 5400 - Market Exclusive (LON:BATS)
marketexclusive.com - February 24 at 6:20 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo2 high-yielding stocks I’d buy before Pearson plc (LON:BATS)
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 24 at 1:03 PM
4-traders.com logoBritish American Tobacco : BAT Posts Stronger 2016 Profit, Helped by Currency Moves (LON:BATS)
www.4-traders.com - February 23 at 8:52 PM
thestreet.com logoReynolds American Downgraded at Wells Fargo, But Firm Sees BAT Deal Closing - TheStreet.com (LON:BATS)
www.thestreet.com - February 23 at 8:52 PM
News IconBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Price Target Increased to GBX 4930 by the Analysts at the Nomura - Petro Global News 24 (LON:BATS)
petroglobalnews24.com - February 23 at 8:52 PM
marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Activity – Whitman Howard Reiterates Hold on British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) - Market Exclusive (LON:BATS)
marketexclusive.com - February 23 at 8:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of BATS.L earnings conference call or presentation 23-Feb-17 9:30am GMT (LON:BATS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 8:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Feb 24 (LON:BATS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 8:52 PM
News IconBritish American Tobacco FY Pre-Tax Profit Rises (LON:BATS)
www.graffiotech.com - February 23 at 3:50 PM
News IconBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Receives "Hold" Rating from Whitman Howard (LON:BATS)
fairydetox.org - February 23 at 3:50 PM
proactiveinvestors.co.uk logoBritish American Tobacco's annual earnings lower than expected on flat tobacco volumes (LON:BATS)
www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk - February 23 at 3:50 PM
News IconBAT 2016 profit down by 15pc to Sh4.2bn - Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog) (LON:BATS)
www.capitalfm.co.ke - February 23 at 3:50 PM
News IconInvestor Corner: Checking the Charts for British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.L) - Searcy News (LON:BATS)
searcysentinel.com - February 23 at 3:50 PM
News IconBAT Beats Full Year Earnings Estimate - SFGate (LON:BATS)
www.sfgate.com - February 23 at 3:50 PM
proactiveinvestors.co.uk logoBritish American Tobacco's annual earnings lower than expected on flat tobacco volumes - Proactive Investors UK (LON:BATS)
www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk - February 23 at 3:50 PM
News IconCompany Update: Looking at the Levels for British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.L) - BVN (LON:BATS)
bvnewsjournal.com - February 22 at 3:52 PM
seekingalpha.com logoBritish American Tobacco Malaysia: Shift To Asset-Light Business Model Underappreciated Amidst Industry Woes - Seeking Alpha (LON:BATS)
seekingalpha.com - February 22 at 3:52 PM
marketwatch.com logoBritish American Tobacco earnings: What to expect - MarketWatch (LON:BATS)
www.marketwatch.com - February 22 at 3:52 PM
News IconAnalysts Estimates and Ratings: British American Tobacco plc (NYSEMKT:BTI) (LON:BATS)
mundoaguaysaneamiento.net - February 22 at 11:51 AM
marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Activity – BNP Paribas Raises Its Price Target On British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) to GBX 5,500 (LON:BATS)
marketexclusive.com - February 22 at 11:51 AM
4-traders.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc : annual earnings release (LON:BATS)
www.4-traders.com - February 20 at 9:49 AM
News IconBAT loses major case against printing gory images on cigarette ... - The Star, Kenya (LON:BATS)
www.the-star.co.ke - February 17 at 10:35 AM
News IconHow Analysts See British American Tobacco plc (LSE:BATS ... - Simply Wall St (LON:BATS)
simplywall.st - February 17 at 10:35 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoRetire early with these under-appreciated growth stocks (LON:BATS)
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 8:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoRBC Capital Downgrades Reynolds American (LON:BATS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 14 at 3:25 PM
News IconSignal Watch: Checking the Numbers for British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.L) - Rives Journal (LON:BATS)
rivesjournal.com - February 13 at 4:19 PM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc 12.8% Potential Upside Indicated by Berenberg - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:BATS)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - February 10 at 9:25 PM
News IconThe Briefcase: NC Appeals Court denies BAT appeal on shareholder lawsuit - Winston-Salem Journal (LON:BATS)
www.journalnow.com - February 10 at 4:22 PM
News IconMarket Review: Indicator Watch for British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.L) - Baldwin Journal (LON:BATS)
baldwinjournal.com - February 10 at 2:03 AM
wsj.com logo[$$] Reynolds American Profit and Revenue Climb (LON:BATS)
www.wsj.com - February 9 at 3:59 PM
thestreet.com logoReynolds American Bucks Tradition With Upbeat Earnings Report (LON:BATS)
www.thestreet.com - February 9 at 3:59 PM
News IconTrading View on Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.L) - Davidson Register (LON:BATS)
davidsonregister.com - February 8 at 2:47 AM
News IconChart Focus: Eye on Technicals for British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.L) - Rives Journal (LON:BATS)
rivesjournal.com - February 7 at 4:46 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo3 FTSE 100 stocks with magnificent moats (LON:BATS)
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 7 at 4:46 PM
News IconAdvocacy group wants FTC to oppose BAT-Reynolds deal (LON:BATS)
www.journalnow.com - February 4 at 2:02 AM
News IconInvestors in British American Tobacco plc (LSE:BATS) are paying ... - Simply Wall St (LON:BATS)
simplywall.st - February 3 at 3:57 PM
investors.com logoPhilip Morris International Earnings Miss, Sales Top (LON:BATS)
www.investors.com - February 2 at 3:51 PM
News IconTale of the Tape: Technical Recap for British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.L) - Springdale Times (LON:BATS)
springdaletimes.com - February 1 at 4:00 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoWhy I’m bullish on this 4.7% yielder (LON:BATS)
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 1 at 3:59 PM
News IconBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS)'s Trend Up, Especially After Today's 52-Week High Milestone - The Randolph Guide (LON:BATS)
randolphguide.com - January 31 at 9:03 PM
News IconWill Britvic Plc Soar Faster Than Unilever plc, Diageo plc, British American Tobacco plc And Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc After Q1 Update? (LON:BATS)
investomania.co.uk - January 31 at 4:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoA Preview Of Big Tobacco's Q4 Earnings (LON:BATS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 31 at 4:02 PM
News IconBritish American Tobacco (LON:BATS) New Price Targets - UK ... - UK Market News (LON:BATS)
www.ukmarketnews.co.uk - January 26 at 9:17 PM
News IconWill Diageo plc's Shares Climb Faster Than Imperial Brands PLC, Burberry Group plc, British American Tobacco plc ... - Investomania (blog) (LON:BATS)
investomania.co.uk - January 26 at 4:16 PM

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What is British American Tobacco plc's stock symbol?

British American Tobacco plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "BATS."

How often does British American Tobacco plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for British American Tobacco plc?

British American Tobacco plc declared a dividend on Thursday, February 23rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 16th will be paid a dividend of GBX 118.10 per share on Thursday, May 4th. This represents a yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 16th. This is a positive change from British American Tobacco plc's previous dividend of $51.30. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Where is British American Tobacco plc's stock going? Where will British American Tobacco plc's stock price be in 2017?

21 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for British American Tobacco plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 3,585 to GBX 5,800. On average, they expect British American Tobacco plc's stock price to reach GBX 5,166.65 in the next twelve months.

How do I buy British American Tobacco plc stock?

Shares of British American Tobacco plc 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.

How much does a share of British American Tobacco plc stock cost?

One share of British American Tobacco plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 5,092.


Last Updated on 2/28/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff