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British American Tobacco Plc LSE:BATS London Ordinary Share GB0002875804 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -11.50 -0.37% 3,093.00 3,563,490 16:35:27
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
3,102.00 3,103.50 3,161.50 3,071.00 3,147.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Tobacco 24,492.00 8,351.00 264.00 11.7 65,912
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:17:52 O 2,187 3,093.00 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 3,104.50p.
British American Tobacco Plc has a 4 week average price of 2,733p and a 12 week average price of 2,701p.
The 1 year high share price is 4,265p while the 1 year low share price is currently 2,336.50p.
There are currently 2,130,993,543 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 3,016,359 shares. The market capitalisation of British American Tobacco Plc is £65,911,630,284.99.
philanderer: MS note: Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded industry giant British American Tobacco to 'underweight' on Monday, noting that, in its view, the threat of a "maximum nicotine policy" in the US had not been reflected in the group's share price. Morgan Stanley said making the 'buy' case for British American was "easy", stating the firm represented a "structural growth story" suffering a temporary perception setback and labelled the group as "cheap", "unloved" and offering "a great long-term entry point." However, MS believes the "high impact on future profits" stemming from a potential regulation change Stateside was not "fully understood or appropriately reflected" in BAT's share price. "In our scenario analysis we take a conservative stance on new regulation, assuming regulation to reduce nicotine to non-addictive levels takes until 2035 to come into force. However, even in this scenario we estimate that BAT's US profits could be as much as 50% lower and ~13% of future value at risk to the ma MS also highlighted that prior to acquiring Reynolds, BAT delivered a roughly 20% return on invested capital, generating £3.5bn of free cash flow, but post-acquisition, while the analysts estimate that ROIC had fallen to 7% and leverage had risen to around 4x in 2018, the business was set to generate £7bn of free cash. "This company has consistently delivered 3-5% top-line growth, 5-8% profit growth and 8-12% EPS growth, putting it right in the top tier of the global Staples group, but the stock is on just 8.5x 2020e P/E with an ~11% FCF yield and an ~8% dividend yield." In summary, MS felt the combined risks from regulatory change, disruption/investment requirements, changing consumer behaviour and high leverage gave it more than enough cause to turn "incrementally more bearish". HTTPS://
lukmanpatel: Another troll by the username lsehotdealz haha, share price is stagnant and there’s talks of fundraise at 10p on that board lol desperation has lead to going round posting on different board to prevent share price from dropping, usually ud stay quiet and average down and accumulate if you see huge potential lmaoo he’s spamming all the boards
philanderer: JP Morgan note Based on bottom-up analysis, we still expect US Profit Nicotine profit pool to grow 4% (CAGR18-25) driven by resilient cigarettes profit pool (2% with volume -5%, unchanged). As a result, our MT profit forecast for the tobacco names are unchanged though we raise by c2% FY19 due to FX. We continue to expect companies to miss their MT NGP targets, but see resilient global nicotine profit growth (JPMe +5%) to lead to a re-rating. We see recent share price pressure as overdone and expect the group to rerate in the wake of upcoming catalysts (BATS to reiterate FY target, PMI to see iQOS uptick in EU). We prefer BATS. US profit resilient despite recent negative news. While we now expect a weak H119E, we just slightly reduce our 19E cigarettes volume growth (-4.8% vs -4.4% earlier), but we see revenues +1% due to stronger pricing. We foresee: US cigarettes profit pool resilient with 2% profit growth CAGR18-25. If adult smokers switching rate accelerates (suggested by Altria) this would equate to a 100bps downside risk on cigarettes volume, less than feared by the market.  US NGP dynamics not as disruptive as market believes. Following the FDA activity in Nov-2018, vapor growth decelerated. We forecast 20% volume growth in 2019E (vs +38% in 2018) as the lower underage take-up is offset by adult vapers inflows. US Nielsen tracker confirms BATS share gains while IMB vapor growth turned negative. While iQOS PMTA is positive, we have conservative estimates on heated tobacco in the US given the unattractive economics and the different taste profile of US smokers.
andrewbaker: Further to yesterday's comment: the jump today shows that there are willing buyers for when the 'ethical' sellers offload; and furthermore, when these sellers have exhausted themselves, watch BATS price move higher by a good margin. At the moment the shares may be bought cheaply because of sellers not so concerned about investment as about not holding the stock, and that situation will not last much longer, IMHO. So ... buy or buy more now whilst the price is still so cheap: you do not have much longer to use this open window, that is soon due to close.
mr_rooster: Not sure pOper but ciuld be this article poniting to divi cut. Tuesday 28 May 2019 11:08am Interactive Investor Talk What is City Talk? Latest Vodafone dividend cut: which UK shares might be next? Share Interactive Investor Talk Contributor Vodafone dividend cut: which UK shares might be next? (Source: iStock) By Tom Bailey from interactive investor. Vodafone's cut might be a canary in the coalmine for FTSE 100 shares. Over the past year the market has increasingly cooled on Vodafone (LSE:VOD). The company has a long list of problems, including the high cost of 5G investment, being squeezed by competition on the continent and high levels of debt. The company's share price fell by roughly 30% between April 2018 and April 2019. As a result, the company's dividend yield shot up to a seemingly generous 9%. Now, however, reality has caught up with the company's payout level. On Wednesday 15 May, Vodafone announce its dividend would be cut by 40%, giving it a new yield of around 6%. According to Simon McGarry, senior equity research analyst, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management: "The red flags have been there for all to see - the dividend yield was dangerously high, low dividend coverage (ratio of earnings to dividends) and dividend growth had slowed - last year growth was only 2% and in its recent statement, there was no growth at all." The share has consistently featured on our Dividend Danger Zone screen since its creation in 2016. A number of high-profile investors had previously grown concerned about Vodafone's position. Mike Fox, manager of Royal London Sustainable Leaders fund recently told Money Observer that he had sold his stake in the company. Similarly, Robin Geffen, chief executive of Neptune Investment Management, sold out of Vodafone last year. Vodafone, however, isn't likely to be the only major UK company seeing a dividend cut in the coming months. The dividend payouts for a number of FTSE companies currently look perilous. According to Geffen: "Vodafone's announcement should be viewed as a canary in the coalmine moment for UK equity income investors" Geffen fears that many other supposedly "safe" dividend-paying companies are also likely to face a cut, citing falling levels of dividend cover as his key concern. He adds: "We would put the tobacco majors Imperial Brands (LSE:IMB) and British American Tobacco (LSE:BATS), BT Group (LSE:BT.A) and the major utilities stocks in that category." British American Tobacco currently has a dividend cover of 1.35 times, Imperial Brands 0.87 times and BT 1.47 times. As a rule of thumb, shares with a dividend cover score of above 2 are considered reliable dividend payers. Meanwhile, a number of companies on our Dividend Danger Zone screen all have dangerously low dividend covers. The worst offender is Stobart Group (LSE:STOB), with a dividend cover of 0.5 times. That means that half of its dividend is being paid for with borrowing. The infrastructure and support services company already cut its dividend last December, citing a lack of cash. Further cuts, it seems, may still be ahead. Hammerson (LSE:HMSO), the property group, is also on the screen, with a particularly high net debt to EBITDA ratio of 10.9 times. This was one of the reasons it entered our screen in March. At the time, McGarry noted that the company was attempting to sell off assets to cut its debt burden. But, he warned: "Hammerson might struggle to deliver its strategy to dispose of retail parks in a bid to reduce leverage, which is too high at 40%+ loan-to-value." The company's dividend cover is currently 1.1 times. Also on the screen is SSE (LSE:SSE), with a dividend cover of 1.2 times. Similarly, Geffen is bearish on the dividend prospect of the utility sector as a whole, noting his is the only IA UK Equity Income Fund to have 0% exposure to utilities. The sector has an average cover of 1.29 times. This article was originally published in our sister magazine Money Observer.
micha14: The WORLD HEALTH ORG writes in its 2017 report that it is only measuring the smoking rates in 39pc of the world population!! What about the other 61pc? What about population growth? Price increases and government tax revenues too. BAT in its 2018 annual report is pretty confident about growth in market share, growth in volume, growth in cash flow etc. The world health org has said that by 2050 there will be more smokers than in 2000. Although litigation scares and continuing bombardment of " declining smoking rates" rhetoric has short term effect on the share price, the long term share price will be determined by free cash flow, which will grow handsomely for BAT and Phillip Morris, and share price will follow. Moreover, the harder governments try to stop big tobacco the harder these guys work and being more efficient/profitable. CONCLUSION- BAT is a wonderful 20yr investment with a significant margin of safety priced in at current price. BUY MORE.
creditcrunchies: I've given up seeing this dog go up (and I've got over 1000 of these shares) all I can say is if they cut the dividend it'll end up testing the financial crisis low. All I need to do is get some software to show my portfolio minus the BATS share price and I'll be a bit more relaxed. Somebody soon will end up driving through the porch door of BATS investor relations building, do a few hand brake turns in the BATS car park to let off some steam. It is that bad
creditcrunchies: the problem you got here is analysts will be coming out of the woodwork downgrading BATS forcing their share price lower and lower until they switch to a buy recommendation. This is why I was going beserk about the directors of BATS they need to come clean on revenues to gain investor confidence because if they don't analysts will cane this down to £15 before they start saying oversold and buying. Every analyst is going for BATS at the moment because the management of BATS just allow it, the way they talk about BATS is they'll be lucky to still be in business in 10 years time
this_time_its_different: Though Brexit being smooth, Fed stopping rate hikes and no more trade w-a-r will calm the markets and would lead to a rise in BATS share price regardless. The key test will be getting brexit through the UK parliament and the next FOMC meeting. IF both are successful, I see all stocks rallying....this includes BATS.
creditcrunchies: Bats share price this year is the largest drop in % terms in the past 20 years even worse than the drop in the financial crisis. Apparently.
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