During the recent session, British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI)’s traded shares were 1,826,803, with the beta value of the company hitting 0.9. At the last check, the stock’s price was $39.72, reflecting an intraday gain of 2.76% or $1.07. The 52-week high for the BTI share is $41.58, that puts it down -4.68% from that peak though still a striking +20.44% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $31.6. The company’s market capitalization is $90.58 Billion, and the average intraday trading volume over the past 10 days was 2.54 Million shares, and the average trade volume was 2.48 Million shares over the past three months.

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British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) received a consensus recommendation of Buy from analysts. That translates to a mean rating of 1. BTI has a Sell rating from none of the analyst(s) out of 2 analysts who have looked at this stock. Neither of the analyst(s) recommend to Hold the stock while none of them suggest Overweight, and 2 recommend a Buy rating for it. None of the analyst(s) has rated the stock Underweight. Company’s earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter are expected to be $0.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI): Trading Information

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) registered a 2.76% upside in the last session and has traded in the green over the past 5 sessions. The stock spiked 0.26% in intraday trading to $39.81 this Thursday, Apr 08, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is 2.48%, and it has moved by 8.5% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is 5.9%. The short interest in British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) is 5.86 Million shares and it means that shorts have 2.36 day(s) to cover.

The consensus price target of analysts on Wall Street is $38.71, which implies a decline of -2.54% to the stock’s current value. The extremes of the forecast give a target low and a target high price of $38.71 and $38.71 respectively. As a result, BTI is trading at a discount of -2.54% off the target high and -2.54% off the low.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) projections and forecasts

An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings grew an estimated 3.5%. While earnings are projected to return 10.6% in 2021, the next five years will return 4.5% per annum.

BTI Dividend Yield

However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance. Investors should also take the other fundamental and operational aspects into account before investing in the stock. The forward dividend ratio for British American Tobacco p.l.c. is 2.98, with the dividend yield indicating at 7.72 percent, continuing the trend of increasing dividends in recent years. The average dividend yield of the company for the last 5 years is 5.3%.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI)’s Biggest Investors

British American Tobacco p.l.c. insiders own 0.26% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 6.19%, with the float percentage being 6.2%. Orbis Allan Gray Ltd is the largest shareholder of the company, while 552 institutions own stock in it. As of Dec 30, 2020, the company held over 20.16 Million shares (or 0.88% of all shares), a total value of $755.75 Million in shares.

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The next largest institutional holding, with 10.83 Million shares, is of FMR, LLC’s that is approximately 0.47% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Dec 30, 2020, these shares were valued at $406.03 Million.

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Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) shares are Capital Income Builder, Inc. and Capital World Growth and Income Fund. Data provided on Jan 30, 2021 indicates that Capital Income Builder, Inc. owns about 5,339,964 shares. This amounts to just over 0.23 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $195.18 Million market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 4.01 Million, or about 0.17% of the stock, which is worth about $150.44 Million.

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