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Is British American Tobacco p.l.c.(NYSE: BTI), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/14/1980. British American Tobacco p.l.c. is in the Cigarettes industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for British American Tobacco p.l.c., is 296.8, and so far today it has a volume of 129439. Performance year to date since the 4/14/1980 is 18.56%.

To help you determine whether British American Tobacco p.l.c. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.94 and forward P/E is 18.93. PEG perhaps more useful shows that British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a value for PEG of 3.38. P/S ratio is 6.7 and the P/B ratio is 14.74. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 46.09 and 88.06 respectively.

At the current price British American Tobacco p.l.c. is trading at, 126.65 (-0.81% today), British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a dividend yield of 3.54%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 67.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.1, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 0.60% after growing 38.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 54.00%, and -1.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 923.11, and the number of shares float is 889.2. The senior management bring insider ownership to 4.60%, and institutional ownership is at 3.10%. The float short is 0.04%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.32. Management has seen a return on assets of 14.10%, and also a return on investment of 14.70%.

The ability for British American Tobacco p.l.c., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 2.44 and total debt/equity is 3.31. In terms of margins, British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a gross margin of 76.10%, with its operating margin at 33.10%, and British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a profit margin of 32.30%.

The 52 week high is -3.57%, with 30.13% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.05% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.96%.

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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