British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Citigroup Inc. in a research note issued on Monday.
BATS has been the subject of several other reports. S&P Global Inc. set a GBX 4,800 ($59.97) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, July 28th. BNP Paribas reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 4,900 ($61.22) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc from GBX 5,220 ($65.22) to GBX 5,420 ($67.72) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 19th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 4,400 ($54.97) price objective (up from GBX 4,300 ($53.72)) on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Monday, October 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG increased their price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc from GBX 5,000 ($62.47) to GBX 5,300 ($66.22) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. British American Tobacco plc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 5,067.79 ($63.32).
Shares of British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) traded up 1.12% on Monday, reaching GBX 4421.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,950,116 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 4,589.66 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 4,614.49. British American Tobacco plc has a 1-year low of GBX 3,536.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 5,135.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 82.14 billion.
In related news, insider Helmes,Marion bought 900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 4,758 ($59.45) per share, for a total transaction of £42,822 ($53,500.75).