British American Tobacco plc (BATS) to Issue GBX 56.50 Dividend

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) declared a dividend on Thursday, July 27th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of GBX 56.50 ($0.74) per share on Thursday, September 28th. This represents a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.

British American Tobacco plc (BATS) opened at 4855.50 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 90.22 billion. British American Tobacco plc has a 12-month low of GBX 2,879.89 and a 12-month high of GBX 5,643.60. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 5,189.75 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 5,234.47.

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BATS has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. UBS AG set a GBX 5,670 ($73.84) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 6,100 ($79.44) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Friday, July 28th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 6,400 ($83.34) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Friday, July 28th. Whitman Howard reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 5,300 ($69.02) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 5,670 ($73.84) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 5,632.35 ($73.35).

In related news, insider Alan Davy acquired 21 shares of British American Tobacco plc stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 10th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 5,203 ($67.76) per share, for a total transaction of £1,092.63 ($1,422.88). Also, insider Jack Bowles acquired 9,000 shares of British American Tobacco plc stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 23rd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 5,487 ($71.45) per share, for a total transaction of £493,830 ($643,091.55). Insiders have acquired 9,029 shares of company stock worth $49,533,494 in the last ninety days.

British American Tobacco plc Company Profile

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).

Dividend History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)

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