British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI) stock Plunged by -0.08% yesterday

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI) is -6.48% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $27.32 and a high of $45.64 in the current 52-week trading range. The BTI stock was last observed hovering at around $39.71 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.03% off its average median price target of $60.48 for the next 12 months. It is also 34.39% off the consensus price target high of $60.48 offered by 4 analysts, but current levels are 34.39% higher than the price target low of $60.48 for the same period.

Currently trading at $39.68, the stock is -0.36% and 3.08% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.94 million and changing -0.08% at the moment leaves the stock 2.53% off its SMA200. BTI registered 12.40% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of -5.92%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $38.97 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $39.80.

The stock witnessed a 2.93% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 43.67%, and is 2.69% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.48% over the week and 1.84% over the month.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) has around 53185 employees, a market worth around $91.55B and $32.15B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 12.99 and Fwd P/E is 9.25. Profit margin for the company is 22.00%. Distance from 52-week low is 45.24% and -13.06% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (6.30%).

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) is a “Buy”. 4 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.50, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 3 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. is expected to release its quarterly report on 07/31/2020 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.The EPS is expected to shrink by -5.10% this year.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) Top Institutional Holders

534 institutions hold shares in British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI), with 45.71k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.00% while institutional investors hold 5.27% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 2.28B, and float is at 2.21B with Short Float at 0.20%. Institutions hold 5.27% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Capital Research Global Investors with over 19.36 million shares valued at $661.99 million. The investor’s holdings represent 7.53% of the BTI Shares outstanding. As of Mar 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Orbis Allan Gray Ltd with 14.95 million shares valued at $511.21 million to account for 5.82% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are FMR, LLC which holds 11.83 million shares representing 4.60% and valued at over $404.51 million, while Franklin Resources, Inc holds 1.69% of the shares totaling 4.34 million with a market value of $148.49 million.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) that is trading -9.06% down over the past 12 months. Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) is 21.07% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 7.78% from the last report on Apr 29, 2020 to stand at a total of 4.15 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 2.62.