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How has British American Tobacco p.l.c.:(NYSE:BTI) performed recently?

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 117533.33. It is in the Cigarettes industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 20.77, a forward P/E of 17.92 and EPS of 6.1. At a stock price of 128.04 (1.13%) it has a dividend yield of 3.57%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 9.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by 38.20%. The next year growth is going to be about 12.32% and more long-term 6.20% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -10.30%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -2.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -12.80%.

For performance, British American Tobacco p.l.c. the past week has seen a gain of 0.32%. For the last month performance for British American Tobacco p.l.c. is 2.88%. While the last quarter is 4.21% and half year, 20.01%. Finally for the year, performance is 14.54%.

The 52-week high for British American Tobacco p.l.c., is at -2.51%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 31.56%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.28% and 11.24% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.99%, and for the month it is 1.08%. British American Tobacco p.l.c., has a target price of 139.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 3.03, and for total debt/equity British American Tobacco p.l.c. has 3.47. The gross margin is 76.90%, while operating margin is 34.80%, the profit margin is 32.70%. The current ratio is 1.1 and the quick ratio is 0.6.

Insider ownership is at 4.60%, with instituitional ownership at 3.10%. British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a payout ratio of 66.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 928.31. The shares float is 889.2, with the float short at 0.05%, with short ratio coming to 1.35.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see British American Tobacco p.l.c., get 15.30%, with its returns on investment at 14.70%. Return on equity is 78.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 139, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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