Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
British American Tobacco LSE:BATS London Ordinary Share GB0002875804 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +9.00p +0.27% 3,284.00p 1,739,106 15:47:58
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
3,283.00p 3,284.00p 3,289.00p 3,255.50p 3,279.50p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Tobacco 20,292.00 29,591.00 69,981.8
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19/10/2018
09:20
British American Tobacco Daily Update: British American Tobacco is listed in the Tobacco sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BATS. The last closing price for British American Tobacco was 3,275p.
British American Tobacco has a 4 week average price of 3,171p and a 12 week average price of 3,171p.
The 1 year high share price is 5,108p while the 1 year low share price is currently 3,171p.
There are currently 2,130,993,543 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 6,408,158 shares. The market capitalisation of British American Tobacco is £69,949,863,048.98.
16/10/2018
18:40
this_time_its_different: Anything that affects earnings will be reflected in the share price. Fx affects earnings. This is why a lot of people have a home bias, just invest in UK domestic companies, so they don't need to worry about fx. This correlation has extended forever since BATS has non sterling revenue, this applies to all companies with foreign revenue. Once brexit took place and the £ fell from 1.5 to 1.3, BATS shot up because now non sterling revenue would be worth more in sterling. But put fx aside, the problems are much more serious than fx, the real problem is the moat being destroyed by generic vapes. I still don't think this stock can sell off too much, since it pays a divi. If the divi is suspended say down the line, then you have real problems. Right now the stock is at or near a bottom and I expect it to move up slowly.
21/9/2018
06:24
philanderer: Morning EI, I tend to agree with you re IMB. Jefferies: BATS board showed boss Durante the door News that British American Tobacco (BATS) chief executive Nicandro Durante is stepping down after 37 years with the business worries Jefferies which thinks it may be taken as a bad sign. Analyst Owen Bennett remained ‘bullish’; on the tobacco giant but added it was a strange time for Durante to announce his retirement next April amid a sector-wide malaise over slowing sales growth. ‘We think the market is likely to conclude that this was a board-driven decision in response to recent share price performance and investor frustration at a lack of communication or tangible guidance over the past 12 months.’ He added that he feared the ‘news will be used to justify the view that the business is in trouble’. The shares slipped 47p or 1.3% to £35.15, taking their decline this year to 28%, amid reports that chief marketing officer Andrew Gray was the frontrunner to succeed Durante. Citywire.co.uk
19/9/2018
21:45
unnavailable: Ceo stepping down. Share price battered tomorrow?.
11/9/2018
14:02
casket1: Hargreaves Lansdown has yield at 5.44%. Held this stock for quite some time, mainly due to dividends. Not overly happy with the current share price but I don't see this continuing indefinitely. If it's back up at £50 in a years time then what's it matter about short term price fluctuations, although it could fluctuate up once in a while........
11/9/2018
10:15
unastubbs: this time - you have to ask yourself about the unknown knowns - stuff they know about but you don't. they must be pretty serious if the share price is down 30% with currency tailwinds...
07/8/2018
12:24
grahamburn: Apologies for my cryptic comment earlier. I'd assumed the figure was on the Financials page. However, call-logger is effectively right with 4.7% at the current share price, because that's what you get with a quarterly dividend of 48.8p.
24/7/2018
14:08
hubshank: One gets the feeling that the share price wants to go up, however it is struggling to do so. It has been in limbo for a few weeks now. Maybe Thursday will see some positive action! Any thoughts?
28/6/2018
14:54
grahamburn: Interesting share price performance for an ex-dividend day.
11/6/2018
09:18
speedsgh: Are tobacco investments going up in smoke? - HTTPS://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/shares/2018/06/07/are-tobacco-investments-going-up-in-smoke/ ... Favourites Imperial Brands is our pick of the two. Granted, our most recent buy tip hasn’t quite played out as we hoped. Over that time, the share price was hit by bad news, including the collapse of wholesaler Palmer and Harvey, as well as suggestions that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would cut down the amount of nicotine in combustible cigarettes sold in the US. Still, the company looks well placed to deal with the shift from traditional tobacco to next-generation products. Its exposure to the US, regardless of the FDA’s decision, is less than its closest rival. It’s also done well to maintain cash flow, and maintain its place on our list of income majors. At 2,721p, or 10 times forward earnings, the shares don’t look expensive compared with their own history, either. Outsiders British American Tobacco isn’t a traditional ‘outsider’. In our view, the buy case for Imperial is just a touch stronger. BATS recently completed one of the biggest M&A transactions in history with the £41.8bn purchase of Reynolds America – the largest ever purchase of a tobacco company. This has made it the biggest vaping company in the world, so it too looks well placed to benefit from the shift to alternative products. But the Reynolds deal also made it more exposed to the US market, which could see a tightening in regulation. At 3,774p, or merely two times forward earnings, the shares look unbelievably cheap. But there’s likely a reason for this. The expert's view Sector consolidation means that tobacco is now dominated by a small handful of very large multinationals, known as the 'Big Five': Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco, China Tobacco and Imperial Brands. Numerous smoking bans imposed around the world have put pressure on the industry to develop markets and alternative products to help grow revenues. Fortunately for the industry, declines in tobacco consumption volumes in the UK, mainland Europe and the US have been offset by growth in regions such as the Middle East, Eastern Europe and other emerging economies. The development of next generation products, such as e-cigarettes, which are heavily marketed, is also helping to meet demand for less harmful forms of smoking. Currently there are few restrictions on the use of e-cigarettes, but some countries have raised the possibility of banning them in future. Both British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands were rising nicely until the middle of last year, partly due to well-regarded acquisitions in the US where both derive a significant portion of their revenues. But when the FDA announced plans to reduce nicotine addiction through tobacco products shares across the board were hit hard. As dramatic as the plan may sound, it’s worth noting that the details of exactly how it will be implemented may not be clear for some time and it’s likely that any major changes will be phased in gradually, which gives companies time to adjust and grow their non-nicotine next generation products. Judging by recent comments from the largest tobacco group, Philip Morris International, the sector will need to work harder and faster to grow its next generation sales in order to avoid a gap as tobacco volumes fall. Investors need to be especially careful not to become overly obsessed with short-term movements in the shares of the big tobacco groups. They are mainly suitable for investors with a medium- to long-term outlook who are mostly interested in maximising income in their portfolios thanks to the steady nature of their revenues and the amount of cash they generate. That, along with the huge range of markets they operate in, gives them a great ability to pay dividends and increase those consistently over time. With that in mind factors such as cash flow and dividend cover are much more important than daily changes in the share price. On top of that both BAT and Imperial Brands pay quarterly dividends with above-average yields. IC View Both these companies have done well to adapt to an ever-changing market for nicotine products. Traditional cigarettes may well represent the core of both businesses for some time, as it still accounts for a chunk of revenues – not to mention the fact that customers are quite literally addicted to these products. This could support the development of next-generation products, preventing investment being at the expense of cash flow or dividends. Nicotine is still a highly addictive substance no matter the delivery method, be it combustibles, vaporisers or some other further innovation. If customers are hooked, then the cash flows should keep coming well into the future.
20/4/2018
10:46
andrewbaker: Yes, it's crazy; but then I've been saying the world has gone crazy for years now. BATS is dropping because of so many reasons, some listed in posts above, but none of them are about the viability of the business and its profits and ability to pay covered dividends with capital growth in the share price too (when a realistic value returns to the share price, of course). I've broken my rule(s) about buying here (percentage of one holding, falling knife, etc ...), and bought more every time the price dropped again; and I've just bought more. I don't smoke, don't like smoking, and think those who do need help to stop; but I'm not about to go on a pilgrimage, soap box or other moralistic campaign: if people want to sell BATS at the current price, and want to sell BATS to me at the current price, yes please: I'm here. Sometimes a crazy world can be rewarding.
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