Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
British American Tobacco Plc LSE:BATS London Ordinary Share GB0002875804 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  34.00 1.24% 2,769.00 2,182,973 16:35:14
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
2,773.50 2,775.00 2,775.00 2,735.00 2,740.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Tobacco 25,776.00 8,672.00 280.00 9.9 63,528
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:28:22 O 25,477 2,756.279 GBX
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British American Tobacco Daily Update: British American Tobacco Plc is listed in the Tobacco sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BATS. The last closing price for British American Tobacco was 2,735p.
British American Tobacco Plc has a 4 week average price of 2,715p and a 12 week average price of 2,632.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 2,961.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 2,422.50p.
There are currently 2,294,245,327 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 4,029,253 shares. The market capitalisation of British American Tobacco Plc is £63,527,653,104.63.
andrewbaker: Perplexedinvestor: my total was £30, and I took £3 off of that for the share price: 27 + 3 or 28 + 2, same difference, and is was simply illustrative figures, to show one shares's value inc. capital + divi. £6 capital increase in 12 months is my calculated rise, given all that I've taken into account; it ain't just guesswork. As I manage many millions of £s for myself and clients, and have beaten the UK, US and World indices for a goog number of years, I believe that my estimation of BATS share price in 12 months time, to be realistic.
andrewbaker: I'm drawn to comment again about BATS. In rounded numbers, £27 per share, and around £3 per share in divis over a year, plus around £6 in share price increase over a similar period, and you get to £36 in 12 months time. A 33% increase in a year is good in anybody's book, surely?!
m_kerr: at the current valuation, IMB could buy itself back using its own free cash flow, within 6 years. it has heavily sold off as profits are seen to be in terminal decline, though IMO profits will likely remain static, as although in some of their key markets the profit pool has likely peaked (UK, AUS), it's offset by others where it will likely grow (US). a low valuation minimises risk, though many investors think the opposite, and take comfort from high valuations and rising share prices offered by mr market, believing a steadily falling share price automatically means a lower intrinsic value.
scrwal: As a holder of IMB I can say it didn't hold up strongly at all and has a history of dropping far more than the dividend. It went xd on 27th May 21.06p - the 26th close was 1674p and the 27th close was 1618p. The FT100 was 7026.93 - 7019.67. The close yesterday was 1625p and FT 7088.18. The BATS price was 2777p , 2759.5p and 2816.5p for comparison.
m_kerr: bond investors are some of the most sophisticated investors around. BAT issued a 30 year bond back in september at just under a 4% coupon. so they're clearly confident BAT will still be around to pay them that coupon for a few decades yet. others issued in 2020 include a 20 year one at 3.7% and a 6 year one at 1.7%. as for menthol, any ban will likely take a few years. in the UK it took 4 years from law change to ban being in effect. at the moment we are not at 'law change' in the US, and the US tobacco lobby seems to be much stronger over there. HL had the following to say recently (2021) 'Increasing regulation, particularly in US menthol, is a potential worry. There's been talk of banning menthol cigarettes completely, and given the dominant position of BATS' Newport Brand, this would be an unwelcome blow. The UK, EU and Turkey have already made the move, although the impact has been "immaterial" as smokers just switched to other products. ' finally BATS share price fell around 18% following the FDA announcement in 2018 and is still around that level.
kamakazee: A rising 7.7% yieldMy next pick is tobacco giant British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS). The BATS share price has been a poor performer in recent years, but the dividend has been growing. British American's payout is currently rising by about 4% each year.With a 7.7% dividend yield available for new buyers today, I think this FTSE 100 stock could be a useful source of income.This 'sin' stock won't appeal to all investors. But I can't fault the numbers here. British American Tobacco reported an operating profit margin of 38% last year. The dividend was covered comfortably by surplus cash.The main risks I can see for shareholders are that tobacco regulations may get tougher, and that smoking rates might fall faster than expected. These are real concerns. But with BATS stock trading on 8.6 times forecast earnings and offering a 7.7% yield, I think the risks are reflected in the share price. I'd buy at this level.
stepone68: "Or the profit, cashflow and dividend is more likely to rise." Yeah, but the yield is a function of dividend AND share price. If the price rises in line with the dividend, then the yield will remain static. For the yield to rise, as the article is claiming, the share price would need to under-perform the dividend increases. If it was me, I would rather the share price returned to the £50 area, with the resulting FALL in yield. StepOne
philanderer: Nicotine risks in price of BAT and Imperial Brands suggests Credit Suisse The US generates c50% of BAT’s profits and c30% of IMB’s Risks of a reduced level of nicotine in cigarettes in the US are already discounted in share prices of British American Tobacco PLC (LON:BATS) and Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB), Credit Suisse suggested today. Share prices of the two tobacco giants tumbled on the report in the Wall Street Journal, as the US market is a big earner for both companies. “The US generates c50% of BAT’s profits and c30% of IMB’s. On paper, a nicotine ‘ban’ could have a harmful impact on both companies’ P&Ls,” said the broker in a note. But Credit Suisse added that US regulator the FDA tried something similar in 2017 and since then the value of both companies has halved. “Our working assumption is that as the FDA (Biden has yet to appoint a permanent head) is required to consider a number of issues including the risk of boosting demand for illicit cigarettes, it would take years to clear all of the regulatory hurdles and legal challenges. “Although we understand the negative reaction of tobacco share prices to this headline (particularly following a period in which they have outperformed the staples sector) and do not dismiss the associated risks, we regard the valuations as anomalously low. “BAT and IMB trade at FY21E PE of 8.2x and 6.0x, respectively”
redbaron10: I do treat my tobacco holdings similar to an annuity,and expect decreasing prices, but a share price fall of 50% here in about 45 months has been a tad excessive.I know BAT,Unilever and other shares are treated as bond proxys,but relatively quick real share price falls still hurt even long term investors such as myself.Sometimes i need to convince myself that BAT is a 'steady investment sitting just below intrinsic value'.This intrinsic value appears to be questionable in this present market(probably due to the debt taken on by BAT acquiring the rest of Reynolds).Don't get me wrong i'm personally content with my holding here, and in IMB,but sometimes airing one's concerns is to be human where your own hard-earned is concerned.I totally agree with you researching new companies to invest in is a pain.And invariably from my experience it turns out to be a bad investment.As you say,stick to what you know and what you're comfortable with
andrewbaker: I am not trying to understand how BATS share price can fall to the current level or any level where a solid safe yield can be so much, with little perceived risk. Whether its ethical,health,morals,or whatever other reasons may be in the mix, this share is and will be for quite some time, a good investment for your money. Blackrock appears to have sold out in the past year, but other fund managers have neither bought nor sold, from what I can see. The previous remark suggests that whilst tobacco is a unloved product, and perhaps many people have sold on ethical grounds, causing the drop in price, it is still a sound investment at the current level - even at higher levels - for buyers to buy in or buy more. Personally my holding is so high, that I won't buy more, as to do so would unbalance my portfolio, but if the price drops much more, I just may have to! (And its PEG is under 1 {0.83, I believe}!)
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