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British American Tobacco PLC BATS Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jun 08, 2023, 4:45 PM BST | GBX
  • Last Close 25.82
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Tobacco
  • Investment Style Large Value
  • Day Range 2,576.00  –  2,624.50
  • Year Range 2,543.00  –  3,645.00
  • Market Cap 5.7731 Tril
  • Volume / Avg 2.2 Mil /  4.2 Mil
  • Price / Sales 2.12
  • Price / Book 0.77
  • Forward Div Yield 8.92%
  • Trailing Div Yield 0.09%

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British American Tobacco Hedges Its Bets in Race To Develop New Tobacco Categories

Business Strategy and Outlook

| Philip Gorham |

The advent of e-cigarettes has created the most significant change in the tobacco industry since the 1960s. Early forms of e-cigarettes have existed for a generation, but with the consumer arguably less brand-loyal and more aware of health issues than ever before, the industry is undergoing a shift to next-generation products. It seems likely that cigarettes will remain the driving force of the industry profit pool for the next decade, but Big Tobacco manufacturers are nevertheless placing their bets on new categories most likely to win share of smokers.

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Business Description

Following the acquisition of Reynolds American, British American Tobacco is neck-and-neck with Philip Morris International to be the largest listed Global tobacco company--slightly larger than PMI on net revenue, but slightly smaller on total tobacco volume. British American's Global Drive Brands are Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall, Lucky Strike, and Rothmans, and it also owns Newport and Camel in the U.S. The firm also sells vapor e-cigarettes, primarily its Vuse brand, heated tobacco, with Glo, as well Velo modern oral tobacco products. The company holds 29% of ITC Limited, the leading Indian cigarette-maker.

Globe House, 4 Temple Place
London, WC2R 2PG, GBR
Industry Tobacco
Employees 50,397

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Market Cap
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FAQs for British American Tobacco PLC Stock

Yes. BATS has a forward dividend yield of 8.92%. See BATS’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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BATS’s market cap is 5.77 Tril.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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BATS’s stock style is Large Value.
Style is an investment factor that has a meaningful impact on investment risk and returns. Style is calculated by combining value and growth scores, which are first individually calculated.

High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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BATS’s price/sales is 2.12.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.

BATS’s price/forward earnings is 8.86.
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BATS’s price/book is 0.79.
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BATS’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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