British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) announced a dividend on Thursday, February 22nd, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be given a dividend of GBX 48.80 ($0.67) per share on Wednesday, May 9th. This represents a yield of 1.09%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 22nd. This is an increase from British American Tobacco’s previous dividend of $43.60. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.
British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) traded up GBX 17.50 ($0.24) on Friday, reaching GBX 4,183.50 ($57.80). 5,552,922 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,160,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $96,990.00 and a PE ratio of 329.67. British American Tobacco has a 1 year low of GBX 4,064 ($56.15) and a 1 year high of GBX 5,643.60 ($77.97).
In related news, insider Ricardo Oberlander sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 5,000 ($69.08), for a total value of £300,000 ($414,479.14). Also, insider Richard Burrows acquired 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 22nd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 4,236 ($58.52) per share, for a total transaction of £169,440 ($234,097.82).
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About British American Tobacco
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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