Insider Buying: British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Purchases 36 Shares of Stock

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) insider Alan Davy acquired 36 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 4,816 ($63.88) per share, for a total transaction of £1,733.76 ($2,299.72).

British American Tobacco plc (LON BATS) traded up 0.79% during trading on Monday, reaching GBX 4819.50. 2,029,406 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. British American Tobacco plc has a 12 month low of GBX 4,237.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 5,643.60. The firm’s market cap is GBX 89.55 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 4,749.34 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 5,157.70.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th were given a GBX 56.50 ($0.75) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 17th.

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A number of analysts have recently issued reports on BATS shares. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 6,000 ($79.59) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Monday, July 31st. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 6,500 ($86.22) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 6,400 ($84.89) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Friday, July 28th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered their price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc from GBX 5,400 ($71.63) to GBX 5,340 ($70.83) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc from GBX 5,420 ($71.89) to GBX 5,610 ($74.41) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. British American Tobacco plc has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 5,601.18 ($74.30).

About British American Tobacco plc

British 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).

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