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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) ?

The company in question is, British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) currently with a stock price of 67.14 (0.81% today). The market cap for British American Tobacco p.l.c. is 125643.11, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Cigarettes industry. The target price for British American Tobacco p.l.c. is 74.05. Currently British American Tobacco p.l.c. is trading with a P/E of 21.54, and a forward P/E of 16.62. Average volume for British American Tobacco p.l.c. is 2203.5 and so far today it is 2744200.

Performance in the last year for British American Tobacco p.l.c. has been 13.49%. For EPS growth, British American Tobacco p.l.c. has seen a growth of 8.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.20%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 26.10% over the last five years and could be 11.80% for the next five years. British American Tobacco p.l.c. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 12.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 44.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.20%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.53%.

Since the IPO date for British American Tobacco p.l.c. on the 4/14/1980, British American Tobacco p.l.c. has seen performance year to date to be 22.03%. With British American Tobacco p.l.c. trading at 67.14, the dividend yield is 3.20%, and the EPS is 3.12.

So could British American Tobacco p.l.c., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.54. The PEG is 1.83, P/S is 6.81 and the P/B is at 12.19. The P/cash is 45.28, with P/free cash flow at 97.93.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.02, and total debt/equity at 2.38.

In terms of margins, British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a gross margin of 74.70%, an operating margin of 31.60% and a profit margin of 31.50%.Payout ratio for British American Tobacco p.l.c. is 67.10%. Return on assets come to 13.70% with return on investment coming to 11.70%.

Insider ownership for British American Tobacco p.l.c., is at 4.60% and institutional ownership comes to 3.70%. Outstanding shares are at 1871.36. While shares float is 1777.35. The float short is currently 2.93%, and short ratio is 23.65.

Graphs: British American Tobacco p.l.c. NYSE: BTI | Friday April 21, 2017

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