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British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BATS.L)

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    sam
    A M* 5-star stock at its 52wk low, and handsome div. What are you waiting for
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    Joshua
    Hey so this first time I jumped into BTI I was told no foreign tax. But today got my dividend and there was a decent sized dividend fee??? Is this normal?
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    Mickey
    8.4% yield. M* 5 star rated with a fair value of 56. Obviously huge upside and trading for less than book value. The weakness in the stock is due to unfavorable (somewhat) comparisons with Philip Morris. The concern stems from the Reynolds American acquisition and fears of regulation of menthol cigarettes (Newport brand); however, those concerns have yet to be more real than imagined and BTI, like all the tobacco manufacturers, has real pricing power and a product that sells regardless of what is going on with the economy. Given a potential correction this is where you want to be.
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    MoneyMatters
    Not sure what people are missing here. The past year the stock price dropped approx. 15%! The dividend pays about 8%. The 8% doesn't make up the share price drop. And if you go back 5 yrs, the stock price has been going down and down. All I see on the board is talk about the dividend. No one seems to talk about how much money they are losing just to have that 8% dividend! How can a stock that loses more in value per year than the dividend be a good investment. Rational replys welcome.
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    Jake
    Is BTI paying a special dividend in December?
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    Jim
    I still say 35 will be a top for some time. I'll give it room to 35.20 at the most. But you can sell sellers move in anytime it gets around 35. Why, because they know these 4000 year low rates are over!
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    Henry
    I didn’t get a dividend. Anyone know why? Does it take an extra day or something?
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    Minnie
    Is BTI paying a special dividend before the end of the year?
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    Jon
    Dividends received DRIP = added tons of new shares of BTI. Thanks BTI love that 8.53% rate!
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    Ron
    What is up with this stock? It never goes up.
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    Ken
    Pure value here, hard to find this days.
  • R
    Rickesh
    @Jim at 32 it should have a nice 10 percent yield. Plus they paying down debt and have good cash flows so dividend is secure. Likely that they will announce a share buyback program and being a consumer defensive stock it should provide relative safety in a market downturn.
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    Anonymous
    It’s time to buy U.K. stocks. That is the latest view from JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts on U.K. stocks, as the bank ended a longstanding cautious view on the region, upgrading it to overweight. A team led by Mislav Matejka, head of global equity strategy, explained why investors should be ready to take advantage of the fact the FTSE 100 UKX, -0.36% has lagged behind its global peers for six years.

    U.K. equities have trailed a cumulative 50% against the U.S. and 24% versus the eurozone since the Brexit referendum in 2016, opening up a record discount both on price to earnings and a price to book basis, said Matejka and the team. That is even after stripping out heavily weighted banks and energy sectors.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-time-to-buy-u-k-stocks-here-are-the-25-stocks-to-scoop-up-says-jpmorgan-11636382555
    A team led by Mislav Matejka, head of global equity strategy, explains why investors should be ready to take advantage of the fact the FTSE 100 has lagged...
    A team led by Mislav Matejka, head of global equity strategy, explains why investors should be ready to take advantage of the fact the FTSE 100 has lagged...
    www.marketwatch.com
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    Smashing
    BTI offers a healthy dividend! ;)
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    Chris
    I invest in this one for the income. Don’t care what the stock price does, as long as the dividend is safe. If the yield increases significantly (price down/divvy up) I will be buying more.
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    Ken
    What will be discount of stock with DRIP?
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    Anonymous
    For all the people complaining about BTI stock performance... reading between the lines of the JPMorgan Chase global analyst it seems like Wall Street had short positions on UK stocks because of the Brexit.

    People were making apocalyptic predictions if Brexit went through. 10% GDP crash, UK stock market crash, GBP currency collapse, jobs moving to Europe, high unemployment, financial crisis, dire financial gloom, people not able to buy medicine, and roadways congested. These predictions caused many investment banks to short UK stocks.

    Of course, that turned out to be nonsense, the UK is fine, and now traders are positioned on the wrong end of the trade. Those shorts will be forced buyers IMO and will help push the stock price up.
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    David
    Why does BTI keep going down? Is tobacco also sensitive to interest rate hike?
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    D
    Well, as someone who is long BTI, my shares keep going lower. Guess I just can't seem to get it right with this one. Really quite an awful morning so far.. Won't press the sell button but it's painful. Holding D
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    DigitalRobberBarons
    I keep buying when lower and selling some higher and buying back in again. One day this will be 2 to 3x higher so I plan to always hold a core position and get paid a nice div to wait for "real" investments to get their fair share again.