Media headlines about British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. British American Tobacco earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.1874333711838 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
Several analysts have recently weighed in on BTI shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of British American Tobacco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Cowen upgraded shares of British American Tobacco from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of British American Tobacco from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $78.00 price objective on shares of British American Tobacco and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. British American Tobacco currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $77.33.
British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI) traded up $0.98 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $67.29. 813,091 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,020,000. British American Tobacco has a 1 year low of $56.16 and a 1 year high of $73.41. The stock has a market cap of $154,470.00, a P/E ratio of 21.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.91, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a current ratio of 0.87.
The firm also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 13th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.581 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a yield of 1.73%. British American Tobacco’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 91.56%.
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British American Tobacco Company Profile
British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco and next generation products company. The Company’s tobacco product range includes cigarettes, fine cut (roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco) and Swedish-style snus. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA).
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