British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI): A Technical View


At the last check on Thursday, British American Tobacco p.l.c.’s (NYSE:BTI) stock was down -$1.05, moving down -3.11 percent to $32.72. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,313,810 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.19 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 4,937,663, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,578,915.

Since last month, BTI stock retreated -12.37%. Shares of the company fell to $32.73 on 05/25/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $45.28 was reached on 01/06/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $32.74. Since the beginning of this year, BTI’s stock price has dropped by -18.16% or -$7.24, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -27.74% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) has a P/E ratio of about 9.24. The stock’s beta is 0.58. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.20, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.81, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 13.28 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.7006 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.7006.

Financial Health

In the recent quarter, British American Tobacco p.l.c.’s quick ratio stood at 0.50, while its current ratio was 0.90, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the recent quarter was 0.51, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.57. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 83.50% percent. In the recent year, EBITDA margin amounted to 46.86%, whereas operating margins totaled 38.10%. Based on annual data, BTI earned $28.29 billion in gross profit and brought in $34.21 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 6.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 9.60%.

BTI’s revenue rose 7.13% during the quarter, while net income inched up to $27.66 billion. The liabilities of British American Tobacco p.l.c. were 96.28 billion at the end of its most recent quarter, and its total debt was $43.14 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at British American Tobacco p.l.c.’s (BTI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 23.37%, the RSI 9-day stood at 29.55% on 24 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current British American Tobacco p.l.c. price is down by -0.56% percent or -$0.19. At present, BTI shares trade -12.12% below its 20-day simple moving average and -18.10% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -9.84% below its SMA50 and -17.95% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 24.11% and Stochastic coefficient D was 23.96%, while ATR was 0.59. Given the Stochastic reading of 0.48% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 31.55%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.09, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.38.

Analyst Ratings

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, BTI is a sell, and 0 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate British American Tobacco p.l.c. stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $49.30, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $49.30 – $49.30. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) will achieve an average price target of $49.30.


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