British American Tobacco p.l.c. (LON:BATS) Insider Acquires £139.08 in Stock

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (LON:BATSGet Rating) insider Tadeu Marroco bought 4 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 3,477 ($42.01) per share, with a total value of £139.08 ($168.05).

Tadeu Marroco also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, August 3rd, Tadeu Marroco purchased 5 shares of British American Tobacco stock. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 3,267 ($39.48) per share, for a total transaction of £163.35 ($197.38).
  • On Wednesday, July 6th, Tadeu Marroco purchased 4 shares of British American Tobacco stock. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 3,507 ($42.38) per share, for a total transaction of £140.28 ($169.50).

British American Tobacco Price Performance

BATS opened at GBX 3,489 ($42.16) on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of £78.48 billion and a PE ratio of 1,484.68. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 3,408.39 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 3,365.74. British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a 52-week low of GBX 2,507.50 ($30.30) and a 52-week high of GBX 3,645 ($44.04). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 60.59, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.88.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of brokerages have commented on BATS. Barclays lifted their price target on British American Tobacco from GBX 4,400 ($53.17) to GBX 4,500 ($54.37) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 30th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,900 ($47.12) price target on shares of British American Tobacco in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Morgan Stanley set a GBX 3,780 ($45.67) price target on British American Tobacco in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 4,000 ($48.33) target price on shares of British American Tobacco in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group set a GBX 4,500 ($54.37) target price on British American Tobacco in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, British American Tobacco presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of GBX 4,031.11 ($48.71).

British American Tobacco Company Profile

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British American Tobacco p.l.c. provides tobacco and nicotine products to consumers worldwide. It offers vapour, 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, being Vapour, THP, and Modern Oral brands.

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