Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 4,010 ($52.40) price objective on British American Tobacco Plc Ads (LON:BATS) in a report issued on Monday morning, Borsen Zeitung reports. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Several other research analysts also recently commented on BATS. Barclays reiterated an overweight rating and issued a GBX 3,150 ($41.16) price objective on shares of in a report on Wednesday, June 5th. UBS Group lifted their price objective on Fortis from C$54.00 to C$55.00 in a report on Wednesday, March 20th. Liberum Capital upgraded to a hold rating and set a GBX 840 ($10.98) price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 12th. Citigroup downgraded OIL SEARCH LTD/ADR from a neutral rating to a sell rating in a report on Thursday, March 28th. Finally, Deutsche Bank decreased their price objective on from GBX 295 ($3.85) to GBX 285 ($3.72) and set a buy rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 3,811.25 ($49.80).

LON BATS opened at GBX 2,900 ($37.89) on Monday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 2,885.46. British American Tobacco Plc Ads has a twelve month low of GBX 2,336.50 ($30.53) and a twelve month high of GBX 4,265 ($55.73). The company has a quick ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 72.33. The stock has a market capitalization of $66.52 billion and a P/E ratio of 11.02.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 27th will be paid a GBX 50.75 ($0.66) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 27th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.81%. British American Tobacco Plc Ads’s payout ratio is presently 0.77%.

In related news, insider Jack Bowles sold 6,811 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,947 ($38.51), for a total value of £200,720.17 ($262,276.45).

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, tobacco-free nicotine pouches, and moist snuff; cigars; and e-cigarettes. The company offers its products under the Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Newport, Camel, Natural American Spirit, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555, and Shuang Xi brands.

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