UBS Group reissued their buy rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads (LON:BATS) in a research report released on Thursday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. UBS Group currently has a GBX 4,000 ($52.27) price target on the stock.
Several other research firms have also weighed in on BATS. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 4,860 ($63.50) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group restated an outperform rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research report on Thursday, November 1st. Liberum Capital restated a buy rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research report on Friday, November 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a buy rating on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads in a research report on Wednesday, January 30th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group decreased their target price on shares of British American Tobacco Plc Ads from GBX 5,200 ($67.95) to GBX 5,000 ($65.33) and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 3,868.67 ($50.55).
Shares of LON:BATS traded up GBX 104.50 ($1.37) during trading hours on Thursday, hitting GBX 2,863 ($37.41). 3,731,117 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,160,000. British American Tobacco Plc Ads has a 52 week low of GBX 4,064 ($53.10) and a 52 week high of GBX 5,643.60 ($73.74).
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 21st will be issued a GBX 50.75 ($0.66) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.82%. This is a boost from British American Tobacco Plc Ads’s previous dividend of $48.80. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 21st.
British American Tobacco Plc Ads Company Profile
British American Tobacco p.l.c. provides cigarettes and other tobacco products worldwide. It manufactures vapour and tobacco heating products; oral tobacco and nicotine products, such as snus and moist snuff; cigars; and e-cigarettes. The company offers its products under the Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555, and Shuang Xi brands.
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