Zacks: British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) Given $78.90 Consensus Target Price by Brokerages

Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.40 (Strong Buy) from the five analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. British American Tobacco PLC’s rating score has declined by 5.3% in the last 90 days as a result of various analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.

Analysts have set a 1 year consensus price target of $78.90 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given British American Tobacco PLC an industry rank of 173 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of analysts have weighed in on BTI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded British American Tobacco PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Exane BNP Paribas raised British American Tobacco PLC to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 6th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on British American Tobacco PLC in a report on Thursday, May 25th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $59.00 price objective on the stock.

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British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE BTI) traded up 1.38% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $71.47. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,692,061 shares. The firm has a market cap of $132.88 billion and a PE ratio of 22.38. British American Tobacco PLC has a one year low of $52.71 and a one year high of $73.41. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $70.51 and its 200 day moving average is $85.54.

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).

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