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
  -5.50 -0.21% 2,658.00 7,054,897 16:35:17
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
2,648.00 2,649.00 2,694.50 2,648.00 2,679.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Tobacco 25,776.00 8,672.00 280.00 9.5 60,981
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:22:34 O 2,802 2,660.298 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 2,663.50p.
British American Tobacco Plc has a 4 week average price of 2,630.50p and a 12 week average price of 2,630.50p.
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 2,689,630 shares. The market capitalisation of British American Tobacco Plc is £60,981,040,791.66.
rjmb: I think it's mainly the rise in GBP to USD & EUR and other UK financial matters affecting BATS and IMB. re any FDA decision on Vaping, there appears to be hardly any movement on MO share price so probably probably nothing impactful in that regard?
car1pet: The FTSE is down 1.2% today in any event and BATS along with many other stocks are down so the fall in BATS price may have very little to do with the FDA decision. The FDA decision will clarify the position for the big players like BATS but could leave the small "vaping only" companies with an uncertain future. The sense I get from reading around the topic is that the FDA will want to discourage teen use and make it harder to have flavours like strawberry etc. If they conclude vaping is a way for smokers to move off combustibles then they will want to keep vaping products on the market but with tighter controls. The risk they have to assess is that if they come down too heavy on vaping it will drive more people to combustibles. I'm not sure how BAT fares in all this. Combustibles will continue but over time BAT needs to transition away from combustibles. Interesting times for Big Tobacco.
m_kerr: after a long period of lacklustre share price performance, investors can become apathetic towards a company, even in the face of improving fundamentals. i saw that prior to the morrisons takeover, and i see it to a lesser extent here. a lot of the negative commentary here is just people commenting on the share price. remember that profit at constant currency was up, debt was down, and they will not only deliver the £1bn quantum cost savings, but have upgraded to a further £0.5bn of savings. in the midst of a pandemic that's impressive. and if they start buying back shares then a low share price would be of great benefit there, generating a starting return of 10% at the current price.
cassini: Somewhat outlandish TA (IMO) look at the BATS share price on the ii website by some freelance chap called Strang: 'In the event the price moves below 2670p, we shall be inclined to view it as heading down to 2554p with secondary, if broken, at 2337p. This secondary creates a major issue for us, taking the share price below its most recent historical dips, creating a "lower low" with an ongoing threat for continued downward travel.' The bottom line he says, if 2337p breaks, could be 692p. So there you go, 2554p next stop according to Mr Strang, since it did close below 2670p! On the plus side if it goes the other way the ultimate target is 3434p. I think that covers all the bases...
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.
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” proactiveinvestors.co.uk
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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