British American Tobacco (BTI) Cut to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research

Postado Janeiro 12, 2018

Institutional investors and hedge funds own 8.65% of the company's stock. The stock has a market capitalization of $155,120.00, a P/E ratio of 21.72, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 1.01.

Shares of British American Tobacco PLC (NYSEMKT:BTI) traded down 0.46% on Friday, hitting $125.25.

BAT's shares were up 1 percent at 0926 GMT in London. British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSEMKT:BTI) has risen 17.78% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.08% the S&P500. The median estimate represents a 16.29% increase from the last price. 2,230,000 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 27% from the average session volume of 3,050,000 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 15,532,398 shares of the company's stock worth $1,064,590,000 after purchasing an additional 2,181,462 shares during the period. Financial Architects Inc who had been investing in Citigroup Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $199.12B market cap company. Its down 0.50, from 1.67 in 2017Q2. About 437,902 shares traded.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q3 2017. Sequoia Advsrs Ltd Liability reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Gartner, Inc. Jpmorgan Chase has 0.03% invested in Gartner, Inc. Gamco Et Al stated it has 247,675 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Eagle Boston Inv Management invested in 0.78% or 60,610 shares. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 0. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas invested in 0.01% or 5,000 shares. Proficio Capital Partners LLC grew its position in British American Tobacco by 17.0% in the second quarter. Cetera Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.5% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Kepos Lp holds 45,479 shares or 0.55% of its portfolio.

Last year, BAT finalised the acquisition of the 57.8pc of Reynolds American that it did not already own. Profund Limited Co holds 3,006 shares. (NYSE:IT) for 54,055 shares.

Among 38 analysts covering Citigroup Inc. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 0 Buy, 4 Strong Buy, 0 Sell, 0 Hold and 0. Therefore 50% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 84 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 19 report. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $77.33. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Wednesday, September 20 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by JP Morgan. Jefferies Group set a $78.00 price target on British American Tobacco and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Saturday, November 18th. The company has market cap of $11.73 billion. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 499,255 shares of the company's stock worth $34,219,000 after acquiring an additional 39,669 shares during the period. It also increased its holding in Houlihan Lokey Inc by 105,510 shares in the quarter, for a total of 229,752 shares, and has risen its stake in Concho Res Inc (NYSE:CXO). 5,000 shares were sold by FUCHS ANNE SUTHERLAND, worth $585,105.

British American Tobacco PLC on Tuesday said recent changes in USA corporate tax rates will benefit 2018 earnings per share by 6.0% and will support the company's commitment to high single-digit earnings growth. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, August 9 with "Buy". As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was downgraded by Societe Generale. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, August 25. (NYSE:IT) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 6. Investec upgraded the shares of BTI in report on Thursday, September 8 to "Buy" rating. More interesting news about British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) were released by: Fool.com and their article: "Better Buy: Philip Morris International Inc. vs".