British American Tobacco plc Company Profile (LON:BATS)

About British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)

British American Tobacco plc logoBritish American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco and next generation products company. The Company's tobacco product range includes cigarettes, fine cut (roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco) and Swedish-style snus. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA). The Asia-Pacific segment includes its operations in various countries, including Australia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, New Zealand and Bangladesh. The Americas segment includes its operations in various countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela. The Western Europe segment includes its operations in various countries, including Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Italy, Poland and Croatia/Balkans. The EEMEA segment includes its operations in various countries, including Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria and Algeria.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Defensive
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:BATS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: N/A
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £100.99 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,859,236,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 5,331.06
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 4,909.91
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 4,072 - GBX 5,524
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.80
  • P/E Growth: 1.69
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £14.75 billion
  • Price / Sales: 6.85
  • Book Value: GBX 4.35 per share
  • Price / Book: 12.49
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 3.1%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £5.8 billion
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 2.87 million shs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)

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 dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 16th. This is an increase from British American Tobacco plc's previous dividend of $51.30. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View British American Tobacco plc's Dividend History.

When will British American Tobacco plc make its next earnings announcement?

British American Tobacco plc is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for British American Tobacco plc.

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

17 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for British American Tobacco plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 4,400 to GBX 6,600. On average, they expect British American Tobacco plc's share price to reach GBX 5,499.38 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for British American Tobacco plc.

Who are some of British American Tobacco plc's key competitors?

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 5,432.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 4 Hold Ratings, 12 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.65)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 5,499.38

Analysts' Ratings History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/23/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,670View Rating Details
5/20/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/19/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 5,800 -> GBX 6,600View Rating Details
4/13/2017Whitman HowardReiterated RatingHoldGBX 5,300View Rating Details
4/6/2017BNP ParibasSet Price TargetBuyGBX 6,000View Rating Details
3/31/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 5,200View Rating Details
2/24/2017Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 5,100 -> GBX 5,400View Rating Details
2/24/2017Societe GeneraleBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 5,400 -> GBX 5,800View 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
10/25/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 5,420View Rating Details
10/24/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingUnderperformGBX 4,300 -> GBX 4,400View Rating Details
10/21/2016S&P Global IncSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 5,200View Rating Details
10/14/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncSet 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
(Data available from 5/25/2015 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: $285.45 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter 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 and Institutional Ownership History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/12/2017Ricardo OberlanderInsiderSell6,719GBX 5,371£360,877.49
5/10/2017Jack BowlesInsiderBuy75,000GBX 5,296£3,972,000
5/3/2017Johan VandermeulenInsiderBuy3GBX 5,261£157.83
4/12/2017Pedro MalanInsiderBuy3,000GBX 5,376£161,280
4/4/2017Johan VandermeulenInsiderSell2,290GBX 5,285£121,026.50
4/3/2017Jack BowlesInsiderSell23,172GBX 5,294£1,226,725.68
3/31/2017Jack BowlesInsiderSell1,618GBX 5,288£85,559.84
3/30/2017Jack BowlesInsiderSell43,400GBX 5,307£2,303,238
3/1/2017Naresh SethiInsiderBuy3GBX 5,133£153.99
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

Headline Trends for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Latest Headlines for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
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DateHeadline
lse.co.uk logoTOP NEWS: Britvic Profit Hit By Costs As Former BAT Man Named Chairman - London South East (registration) (blog)
www.lse.co.uk - May 24 at 11:25 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc's (BATS) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup Inc
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 20 at 4:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoRicardo Oberlander Sells 6,719 Shares of British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 1:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Jack Bowles Purchases 75,000 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 10:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTop Ranked Growth Stocks to Buy for May 9th
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 3:51 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 1:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoJohan Vandermeulen Acquires 3 Shares of British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 1:51 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBritish American says 2017 trading in line with expectations
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 11:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to British American Tobacco Plc : April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 3:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBritish American Tobacco Plc :BATS-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended December 31, 2016 : April 24, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 12:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Crest Nicholson chief cashes in
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 8:54 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Given a GBX 6,600 Price Target at Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 6:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPedro Malan Buys 3,000 Shares of British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 7:21 AM
reuters.com logoBAT buys cigarette brands from Bulgaria's Bulgartabac | Reuters - Reuters
www.reuters.com - April 14 at 11:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 1:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Rating Reiterated by Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 12:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Sells 2,290 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 7 at 8:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoProposed BAT acquisition of RAI gains Japan antitrust approval
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 8:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBritish American-Reynolds American Deal Approved in Japan
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 8:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Given a GBX 6,000 Price Target at BNP Paribas
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 9:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Earns "Equal weight" Rating from Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 3:46 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Sells £2,303,238 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 12:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Jack Bowles Sells 1,618 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 12:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoJack Bowles Sells 23,172 Shares of British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 12:28 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc vs BT Group plc which to buy for your ISA?
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 31 at 3:57 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBarclays PLC Reiterates Equal weight Rating for British American Tobacco plc (BATS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 6:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group LLC Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for British American Tobacco plc (BATS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 8:41 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat's Behind the Rally in Tobacco Stocks?
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 4:09 PM
fool.com logoTrump's Tax Plan May Still Impact Mega Tobacco Merger
www.fool.com - March 18 at 3:41 PM
investopedia.com logoBAT: High Demand for Glo No-Burn Tobacco in Japan
www.investopedia.com - March 17 at 4:26 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo2 great FTSE 100 ‘safety’ shares for dividend investors
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 15 at 4:04 PM
fool.com logoCan British American Tobacco Beat Philip Morris in E-Cigs? - Motley Fool
www.fool.com - March 10 at 4:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Whitman Howard
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 9 at 10:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoProposed BAT acquisition of RAI clears U.S. antitrust hurdle
finance.yahoo.com - March 9 at 4:25 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDavid Winters' Wintergreen Fund 4th Quarter Letter to Shareholders
finance.yahoo.com - March 6 at 3:45 PM
bloomberg.com logoBAT Says Planned South African Tobacco Rules May Close Plant ... - Bloomberg
www.bloomberg.com - March 2 at 4:04 PM
ft.com logoBritish American Tobacco chief confident of ecigarette push - Financial Times
www.ft.com - March 2 at 4:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoA Good Long Idea in the Past, Most Valuable in the Future
finance.yahoo.com - March 2 at 4:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoA Good Long Idea in the Past, Most Valuable in the Future
finance.yahoo.com - March 2 at 4:04 PM
marketwatch.com logoFTSE 100 propelled higher as pound falls on Fed rate-hike outlook - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - March 1 at 7:14 AM
marketwatch.com logoFTSE 100 propelled higher as pound falls on Fed rate-hike outlook
www.marketwatch.com - March 1 at 7:14 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo2 high-yielding stocks I’d buy before Pearson plc
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 24 at 1:03 PM
thestreet.com logoReynolds American Downgraded at Wells Fargo, But Firm Sees BAT Deal Closing - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.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
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 8:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Feb 24
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 8:52 PM
seekingalpha.com logoBritish American Tobacco Malaysia: Shift To Asset-Light Business Model Underappreciated Amidst Industry Woes - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - February 22 at 3:52 PM
marketwatch.com logoBritish American Tobacco earnings: What to expect - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - February 22 at 3:52 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoRetire early with these under-appreciated growth stocks
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 8:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoRBC Capital Downgrades Reynolds American
finance.yahoo.com - February 14 at 3:25 PM

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