How much of a premium would it take for BAT to buy the whole company? It's selling at 46.5 now. A 30% premium would put the stock at about $60 per share. I'd take that, in either cash or in BAT stock. What does everybody else think?
the company has defacto monetized its brands. If spirit is worth $5 billion, I can only imagine what camel and/or Newport are worth. and with a 60 billion market cap, this company might be way under-priced.
the declaration date is this Friday. Based on their past history, there is no question that they will increase the divvy. The question is by how much. last time they increased it by 4 cents per quarter. I hope that a 5 cent increase is in the cards on Friday; that would be so sweet!
or so says that Citi analyst. all I can say is that if BTI wants to own 100% of the company, they better make an outrageous offer shortly. the longer they wait, the higher the price of RAI is going to go.