British American Tobacco p.l.c. (LON: BATS) Bloomberg.com reports has given a consensus recommendation of “Moderate Buy” by the nine analysts currently covering the firm, Bloomberg.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation, and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,031.11 ($48.71).
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on BATS shares. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,900 ($47.12) price target on shares of British American Tobacco in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Morgan Stanley set a GBX 3,780 ($45.67) price target on British American Tobacco in a report on Tuesday, June 28th.
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 4,000 ($48.33) price target on shares of British American Tobacco in a report on Thursday, July 21st. Jefferies Financial Group set a GBX 4,500 ($54.37) price target on British American Tobacco in a report on Wednesday, August 17th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 4,500 ($54.37) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco in a research note on Thursday, July 28th.
Shares of BATS stock opened at GBX 3,489 ($42.16) on Monday. British American Tobacco has a one-year low of GBX 2,507.50 ($30.30) and a one-year high of GBX 3,645 ($44.04). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 60.59, a current ratio of 0.88, and a quick ratio of 0.47.
The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 3,408.39, and its two-hundred-day simple moving average is GBX 3,366.70. The company has a market cap of £78.48 billion and a PE ratio of 1,484.68.
British American Tobacco p.l.c. Provides tobacco and nicotine products to consumers worldwide. It offers vapor, tobacco heating, and modern oral nicotine products; combustible products; and traditional oral products, such as snus and moist snuff. The company offers its products under the Kent, Dunhill, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Camel, Newport, Natural American Spirit, Vapour, THP, and Modern Oral brands.