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Brokers upbeat on British American Tobacco despite economic uncertainty

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The British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) share price has risen by 3.10% over the past month and it’s currently trading at 3,456p. For investors considering whether to buy, hold or sell the stock, the question now is whether this price run will continue.

According to the company’s analysts, there are certainly reasons to think it will continue to perform well in the year ahead. In terms of trading recommendations, British American Tobacco currently has:

  • 6 Buy recommendations

  • 2 Hold recommendations

  • 0 Sell recommendations

This suggests that analysts are generally positive about the outlook.

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Researching beyond broker forecasts

At its current price of 3,456p, shares in British American Tobacco are trading at a discount of -4.03% to its 52 week high price. The 1-year performance of the shares has been 27.4%.

While analyst forecasts can be a useful guide to what City 'experts' think about a stock's near term future, they can be unreliable. To get a better idea about the strengths and weaknesses of British American Tobacco it's worth doing some investigation yourself. Indeed, we've identified some areas of concern with British American Tobacco that you can find out about here.

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