Insider Buying: British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Buys 3 Shares of Stock

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) insider Johan Vandermeulen acquired 3 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 4,805 ($62.06) per share, for a total transaction of £144.15 ($186.17).

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) traded down 0.28% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting GBX 4903.00. 1,202,965 shares of the stock traded hands. British American Tobacco plc has a 1-year low of GBX 4,237.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 5,643.60. The firm’s market cap is GBX 91.10 billion. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 4,942.61 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 5,214.03.

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $1.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.03. British American Tobacco plc had a net margin of 30.41% and a return on equity of 56.73%. On average, equities analysts expect that British American Tobacco plc will post $282.43 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of GBX 56.50 ($0.73) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.06%.

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A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 5,670 ($73.23) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Saturday, May 20th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 6,100 ($78.78) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Whitman Howard reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 5,300 ($68.45) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, Investec reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 5,500 ($71.03) target price on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. British American Tobacco plc has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 5,638.24 ($72.82).

British American Tobacco plc Company Profile

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).

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)

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