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S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10
S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10
S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10

British American Tobacco Share Forecast, Price & News

GBX 2,600
+1.00 (+0.04 %)
(As of 10/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume1.77 million shs
Average Volume2.96 million shs
Market Capitalization£59.66 billion
P/E Ratio9.64
Dividend Yield8.29%
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About British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco p.l.c. provides tobacco and nicotine products to consumers worldwide. It offers vapour products, tobacco heating products, and modern oral products; combustible products; and traditional oral products, such as Swedish-style snus and American moist snuff. The company distributes its products to retail outlets. British American Tobacco p.l.c. was founded in 1902 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
£25.68 billion
Cash Flow
GBX 146.50 per share
Book Value
GBX 2,750.20 per share





Outstanding Shares
Market Cap
£59.66 billion
Next Earnings Date
Not Optionable


Overall MarketRank

2.93 out of 5 stars

Analyst Opinion: 4.5Community Rank: 5.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) Frequently Asked Questions

Is British American Tobacco a buy right now?

10 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for British American Tobacco in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" British American Tobacco stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than British American Tobacco?

Wall Street analysts have given British American Tobacco a "Buy" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but British American Tobacco wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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How has British American Tobacco's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

British American Tobacco's stock was trading at GBX 2,883 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, BATS shares have decreased by 9.8% and is now trading at GBX 2,600.
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How often does British American Tobacco pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for British American Tobacco?

British American Tobacco announced a dividend on Thursday, February 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 23rd will be given a dividend of GBX 53.90 per share on Wednesday, February 9th. This represents a yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 23rd. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
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Is British American Tobacco a good dividend stock?

British American Tobacco pays an annual dividend of GBX 216 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 8.29%. BATS has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio of British American Tobacco is 80.06%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
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What price target have analysts set for BATS?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for British American Tobacco's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 3,200 to GBX 4,100. On average, they expect British American Tobacco's share price to reach GBX 3,568.44 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 37.2% from the stock's current price.
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Who are British American Tobacco's key executives?

British American Tobacco's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Jack Marie Henry David Bowles, CEO, Member of Management Board & Director (Age 57, Pay $4.28M)
  • Mr. Tadeu Luiz Marroco, Fin. & Transformation Director, Member of Management Board and Exec. Director (Age 55, Pay $2.11M)
  • Mr. Kingsley Wheaton, Chief Marketing Officer & Member of Management Board (Age 48)
  • Mr. Johan Vandermeulen, Regional Director of Europe & North Africa and Member of Management Board (Age 53)
  • Dr. David O'Reilly, Director of Research & Science and Member of Management Board (Age 55)
  • Mr. Jerome B. Abelman, Director of Legal & External Affairs, Gen. Counsel and Member of Management Board (Age 57)
  • Mr. Luciano Comin, Regional Director for Americas & Sub-Saharan Africa and Member of Management Board (Age 51)
  • Mr. Paul Lageweg, Director of New Categories & Member of Management Board (Age 51)
  • Ms. Marina Bellini, Director of Digital & Information and Member of Management Board (Age 47)
  • Mr. Guy Meldrum, Member of Management Board (Age 49)

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 (VOD), Glencore (GLEN), Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB), AstraZeneca (AZN), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB).

What is British American Tobacco's stock symbol?

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

How do I buy shares of British American Tobacco?

Shares of BATS 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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What is British American Tobacco's stock price today?

One share of BATS stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 2,600.

How much money does British American Tobacco make?

British American Tobacco has a market capitalization of £59.66 billion and generates £25.68 billion in revenue each year.

How many employees does British American Tobacco have?

British American Tobacco employs 56,689 workers across the globe.

What is British American Tobacco's official website?

The official website for British American Tobacco is www.bat.com.

Where are British American Tobacco's headquarters?

British American Tobacco is headquartered at Globe House, 4 Temple Place, LONDON, WC2R 2PG, United Kingdom.

How can I contact British American Tobacco?

British American Tobacco's mailing address is Globe House, 4 Temple Place, LONDON, WC2R 2PG, United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at +44-20-78452000.

This page was last updated on 10/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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