British American Tobacco plc (BATS) To Go Ex-Dividend on December 28th

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) declared a dividend on Tuesday, December 5th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 28th will be paid a dividend of GBX 43.60 ($0.58) per share on Thursday, February 8th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Shares of British American Tobacco (LON BATS) remained flat at $GBX 4,970 ($66.45) on Wednesday. British American Tobacco has a 12-month low of GBX 4,064 ($54.34) and a 12-month high of GBX 5,643.60 ($75.46). The company has a market capitalization of $113,990.00 and a PE ratio of 2,189.43.

A number of research firms have issued reports on BATS. Berenberg Bank upped their target price on shares of British American Tobacco from GBX 5,575 ($74.54) to GBX 5,720 ($76.48) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Royal Bank of Canada set a GBX 4,800 ($64.18) target price on shares of British American Tobacco and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 5,610 ($75.01) target price on shares of British American Tobacco in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. UBS Group set a GBX 5,800 ($77.55) target price on shares of British American Tobacco and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 5,500 ($73.54) target price on shares of British American Tobacco and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 5,628.67 ($75.26).

In other British American Tobacco news, insider Andrew Gray sold 8,993 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 4,951 ($66.20), for a total transaction of £445,243.43 ($595,324.82). Also, insider Alan Davy bought 36 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 9th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 4,816 ($64.39) per share, for a total transaction of £1,733.76 ($2,318.17). Over the last quarter, insiders purchased 3,025 shares of company stock worth $15,072,218 and sold 22,028 shares worth $108,981,773.

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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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