British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $66.00.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded British American Tobacco to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 24th. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded British American Tobacco to an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, September 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded British American Tobacco from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 5th. Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on British American Tobacco in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. Finally, DZ Bank reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of British American Tobacco in a report on Thursday, October 18th.
Shares of BTI traded up $0.77 during trading on Thursday, reaching $44.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 50,330 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,600,679. British American Tobacco has a twelve month low of $41.69 and a twelve month high of $71.44. The company has a quick ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69. The firm has a market cap of $93.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.02, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.00.
About British American Tobacco
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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