British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI) is -4.40% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $35.47 and a high of $47.24 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The BTI stock was last observed hovering at around $38.57 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.35% off its average median price target of $49.80 for the next 12 months. It is also 33.34% off the consensus price target high of $57.34 offered by 4 analysts, but current levels are 15.07% higher than the price target low of $45.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $38.22, the stock is -3.26% and -4.61% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.72 million and changing -0.91% at the moment leaves the stock -5.88% off its SMA200. BTI registered -10.16% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -8.85%.
The stock witnessed a -7.01% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 1.92%, and is -0.80% down 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 1.57% over the week and 1.34% over the month.
British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) has around 51809 employees, a market worth around $84.49B and $32.68B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 13.45. Profit margin for the company is 20.50%. Distance from 52-week low is 7.77% and -19.09% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (7.40%).
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 “Overweight”. 4 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.70, where 1 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 2 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 04/25/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 5.90% this year.
British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 2.26B, and float is at 2.12B with Short Float at 0.65%.
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 -1.57% down over the past 12 months. Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) is 7.86% up on the 1-year trading charts.