BATS.L - British American Tobacco p.l.c.

LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBp
4,203.00
+45.00 (+1.08%)
At close: 4:38PM BST
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Previous Close4,158.00
Open4,143.00
Bid4,004.00 x 54200
Ask4,300.00 x 67200
Day's Range4,143.00 - 4,210.00
52 Week Range3,553.00 - 17,365.40
Volume2,734,114
Avg. Volume4,383,516
Market Cap89.308B
Beta0.72
PE Ratio (TTM)2.51
EPS (TTM)1,676.00
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.95 (4.68%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-10-04
1y Target Est4,844.12
  • Financial Times3 days ago

    [$$] Celebrity ‘influencers’ probed in UK over social media adverts

    Britain’s competition and consumer protection watchdog has opened an investigation into celebrity “influencers” who use social media to advertise brands and products without revealing if they have been paid to do so. The Competition and Markets Authority said on Thursday it had written to a number of celebrities to “gather information about their posts and the nature of the business agreements they have in place with brands”. “If people see clothes, cosmetics, a car, or holiday being plugged by someone they admire, they might be swayed into buying it,” said George Lusty, the CMA’s senior director for consumer protection.

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    after the country cracked down on short selling of the currency, the FTSE Emerging Index of stocks in the developing world fell as much as 2.3 per cent on Wednesday. The gauge ended the day down 2.1 per cent, for a 19.7 per cent slump since January’s high.

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    [$$] Investors pile into US stocks, BofAML survey shows

    A net 67 per cent of those questioned in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s August global fund manager survey said the profit outlook in the US was the most favourable of all global regions, a record 17-year high.

  • Stock investors rediscover defensives before trade war deadlines
    Reuters10 days ago

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    The risk of trade barriers and slowing global business activity has kept the European equity market in check this year. After over a year of neglect, fund managers began in the second quarter to pour money back into firms such as yoghurt maker Danone (DANO.PA), food giant Nestle (NESN.S), drugmakers Novartis (NOVN.S) and Roche (ROG.S), as well as tobacco giant BAT (BATS.L) and the maker of Durex condoms Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L). Morgan Stanley estimates a full-blown trade war would wipe 0.8 percentage points off global GDP growth.

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    The Telegraph13 days ago

    Oil rally pushes profits at UK companies to a six-year high 

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  • The Wall Street Journal15 days ago

    [$$] Philip Morris Seeks Injunction Over BAT’s Heat-Not-Burn Device

    Philip Morris International Inc. is suing its biggest rival British American Tobacco PLC over its tobacco heating device in Japan, the latest move by tobacco makers jostling for dominance over a promising new cigarette alternative. Philip Morris, which sells its own tobacco-heating device IQOS in Japan, Friday said it was alleging that some features of BAT’S Glo device infringe on technologies covered by two of its Japanese patents. A spokeswoman for BAT said the London-based owner of Kent, Dunhill and Lucky Strike brands will be challenging the validity of the patents upon which Philip Morris is basing its case.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents17 days ago

    Edited Transcript of BATS.L earnings conference call or presentation 26-Jul-18 8:30am GMT

    Half Year 2018 British American Tobacco PLC Earnings Call

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  • British American Tobacco targets US market in $1bn next generation push
    The Telegraph24 days ago

    British American Tobacco targets US market in $1bn next generation push

    British American Tobacco targets US market in $1bn next generation push

  • BAT pulls ahead in U.S. vaping battle, shares jump
    Reuters24 days ago

    BAT pulls ahead in U.S. vaping battle, shares jump

    British American Tobacco (BATS.L) plans to test its new Eclipse tobacco heating device in the United States this year, allowing it to pull ahead of Philip Morris (PM.N) in the world's biggest vaping market. Its shares rose 5 percent as BAT, the world's second-biggest international tobacco company by revenue, also reported better-than-expected first-half profit, helped by its recent takeover of Reynolds American. BAT said it received a "substantial equivalence" clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an improved version of its carbon-tipped tobacco heating product called Eclipse, a major regulatory hurdle that clears the way for a market launch.

  • BAT Gets Leg Up on Marlboro in U.S. Heated-Tobacco Race
    Bloomberg24 days ago

    BAT Gets Leg Up on Marlboro in U.S. Heated-Tobacco Race

    British American Tobacco Plc’s shares broke out of their recent malaise as investors welcomed solid profits and the prospect of the company’s heated-tobacco product being the first on the U.S. market. BAT’s first-half profit of 4.82 billion pounds ($6.4 billion) was slightly ahead of analysts’ estimates. The London-based company said it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin selling its Neocore heated-tobacco device, which was formerly known as Eclipse.

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    Zacks26 days ago

    Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Philip Morris International, Altria Group, British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco Group and Turning Point Brands

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    Zacks26 days ago

    Tobacco Industry Stock Outlook: Will RRPs Help Heal Burns?

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  • FTSE dips as cyclicals and airlines slide
    Reuters27 days ago

    FTSE dips as cyclicals and airlines slide

    The UK's top share index fell on Monday as trade tensions weighed on cyclical stocks while results from Ryanair weighed on the broader sector. With attention also focussed on the unfolding earnings season, the blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.3 percent at 7,655.79 points at the close, in line with a broadly negative European market.

  • Why Philip Morris’s Q2 2018 Earnings Failed to Impress
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    Philip Morris International (PM) reported its second-quarter earnings before the market opened on July 19. The company posted adjusted EPS of $1.41 on revenues of $7.73 billion. Compared to the second quarter of 2017, the company’s revenues grew 11.7%, while its EPS increased 23.7%.

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    Free Technical Insights on Altria Group and Three Other Cigarettes Stocks

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  • S. Africa Losing $510 Million in Cigarette Tax, Report Says
    Bloomberglast month

    S. Africa Losing $510 Million in Cigarette Tax, Report Says

    South Africa has become one of the world’s biggest markets for illicit cigarette sales and is losing about 7 billion rand ($510 million) a year through related tax evasion, according to a report published by the country’s producer-funded Tobacco Institute. While Africa’s most industrialized economy has long struggled to prevent cigarettes being smuggled from neighboring Zimbabwe, domestic manufacturers are now increasing production, according to Tobacco Institute Chairman Francois Van der Merwe. “Taxes of at least 17.85 rand have to be paid on every pack of cigarettes in South Africa,” Van der Merwe said in an interview ahead of the report’s publication Thursday.