Is Wall Street High Or Low On British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI)?

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) traded with a subtraction of -$0.56 to $34.53 on Wednesday, a downside of -1.60 percent. An average of 5,323,798 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$2.50 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 3,634,070 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,855,396.

BTI stock has decreased by -7.07% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $34.53 on 10/06/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 04/19/21, shares of the company touched a low of $31.60 and a high of $41.14 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -16.07% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.83, which compares with the 13.10 for the broader industry and 24.23 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, British American Tobacco p.l.c.’s PE ratio has ranged between 24.96 and 1.292. The stock’s beta is 0.90. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.33, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.95, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 19.46.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of British American Tobacco p.l.c. for the recent quarter was 0.40, and the current ratio was 0.80, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.58 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.72 for the recent quarter. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 83.40% against a 5-year average of 79.2%. British American Tobacco p.l.c.’s EBITDA margin is 47.31%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 38.10%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $27.21 billion compared to revenue of $33.1 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, British American Tobacco p.l.c.’s return on assets was 4.40%, compared to 13.5% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 7.10%, and the 5-year average is 19.2%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 9.60% and the 5-year average holds at 41.7%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.77 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 29.25%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 29.63%.

As of today, BTI’s price is $35.06 -6.73% or -$2.50 from its 5-day moving average. BTI is currently trading -8.04% lower than its 20-day SMA and -12.87% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -10.09% below the SMA50 and -8.09% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 17.41% and 16.95%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.62. With the 14-day stochastic at 6.38% and the average true range at 0.57, the RSI (14) stands at 32.27%. The stock has reached -0.82 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -1.08.

Analyst Ratings

JP Morgan downgraded British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI) to a a Neutral rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a an Overweight.The consensus rating for British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell BTI, while 0 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 1 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is BTI’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $50.12 and $50.12, with a median target of $50.12. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) stock is $50.12.


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