British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) shares, rose in value on Friday, May 26, with the stock price up by 1.35% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $32.97.
Actively observing the price movement in the recent trading, the stock is buoying the session at $32.53, falling within a range of $32.495 and $33.3199. The value of beta (5-year monthly) is 0.33 whereas the PE ratio is 8.91 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $45.22, and the low was $32.49. On the whole, BTI has fluctuated by -11.51% over the past month.
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The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 2.73, with its dividend yield at 8.39%.
Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that BTI’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 100% Sell on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 100% Sell while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Sell.
3 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 0 analyst(s), 3 recommend it as a Buy and 0 called the BTI stock Overweight. In the meantime, 0 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 0 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Buy.
The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0.75, with the price of BTI currently trading nearly -4.63% and -6.58% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 35.79, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 1.19% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 1.29%. Furthermore, British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI)’s beta value is 0.58, and its average true range (ATR) is 0.59. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $49.30 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $49.30 and a high of $49.30. Based on these price targets, the low is -49.53% off current price, whereas the price has to move -49.53% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $49.30 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -49.53% from the current levels.
A comparison of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. BTI showed an intraday change of 1.35% in today’s session so far, and over the past year, it shrunk by -26.86%%. In comparison, Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) has moved higher at 0.84% today and is down -15.70% over the past 12 months. Additionally, there is a gain of 1.40% for Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) in recent trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of -1.53%% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 8.91 for British American Tobacco p.l.c., compared to 16.22 for Philip Morris International Inc. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the today’s session so far shows that it gained 1.20%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Improved by 1.09%.
Data on historical trading for British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 6.24 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 4.72 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 2.25 billion shares outstanding.
Nearly 4.60% of British American Tobacco p.l.c.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 7.60% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 3.59 million shares as on May 14, 2023, resulting in a short ratio of 0.79. According to the data, the short interest in British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) stood at 0.16% of shares outstanding as of May 14, 2023; the number of short shares registered in Apr 13, 2023 reached 2.9 million. The stock has fallen by -17.53% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the BTI stock heading into the next quarter.