BATS.L - British American Tobacco p.l.c.

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
2,977.50
+27.50 (+0.93%)
As of 12:43PM BST. Market open.
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Previous close2,950.00
Open2,939.50
Bid2,975.50 x 0
Ask2,978.00 x 0
Day's range2,932.67 - 2,996.00
52-week range2,336.50 - 3,659.00
Volume705,869
Avg. volume3,671,852
Market cap68.298B
Beta (3Y monthly)1.50
PE ratio (TTM)11.09
EPS (TTM)268.60
Earnings date20 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
Forward dividend & yield2.03 (6.99%)
Ex-dividend date2019-10-03
1y target est3,825.26
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    UPDATE 2-London's FTSE 100 ends on a flat note, Sirius Minerals plunges

    Britain's blue-chip index ended flat on Tuesday as losses in oil major BP, triggered by a report that Saudi Arabia's output could be back up quicker than expected, were countered by gains in so-called defensive sectors. The FTSE 100 was marginally down at 0.01%. The FTSE 250 fell 0.1%, dragged lower by a collapse in the shares of fertiliser maker Sirius Minerals after the company cancelled the bond tender at the heart of a crucial project in northern England.

  • PR Newswire

    British American Tobacco Only Tobacco Company Featured in Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

    LONDON, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- British American Tobacco (BAT), is pleased to announce today that it has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the 18th consecutive year – and has once again been named as industry leader in its most prestigious World Index. Created jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, the DJSI represents the gold standard for tracking corporate sustainability performance of the world's largest companies.

  • The last puff for this tobacco stock?
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    RPT-EXPLAINER-One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses: 'Dank Vapes'

    A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine found that more than half of patients with the lung illness - 24 of 41 - who were extensively interviewed in Wisconsin and Illinois reported having used the "Dank Vapes" brand. The New York State Department of Health identified "Dank Vapes" and "Chronic Carts" as products containing Vitamin E acetate, a thickening agent in THC oil that has been a key focus in its investigation into the illnesses. While Vitamin E acetate is often applied to skin or used as a dietary supplement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned against inhalation because "data is limited about its effects" on the lungs.

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  • Reuters - UK Focus

    EXPLAINER-One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses: 'Dank Vapes'

    A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine found that more than half of patients with the lung illness - 24 of 41 - who were extensively interviewed in Wisconsin and Illinois reported having used the "Dank Vapes" brand. The New York State Department of Health identified "Dank Vapes" and "Chronic Carts" as products containing Vitamin E acetate, a thickening agent in THC oil that has been a key focus in its investigation into the illnesses. While Vitamin E acetate is often applied to skin or used as a dietary supplement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned against inhalation because "data is limited about its effects" on the lungs.

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  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-Brexit: Credit Suisse bullish on UK equities as no-deal chances fade

    Credit Suisse has turned bullish on UK stocks, especially those with international exposure, as the chances of the country crashing out of the European Union fall and some equities look cheap compared with foreign counterparts, it said on Friday. Credit Suisse is the first major bank to change its view on UK equities amid rising hopes the country will avoid a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's hardline stance suffered a series of defeats in recent weeks. Since Johnson won the top job in July, Britain's Brexit crisis has spun more furiously, leaving investors and allies bewildered by an array of decisions that have pushed the once stable political system to its limits.

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    UPDATE 2-Brexit optimism breathes life into UK-focussed stocks

    UK stocks ended Friday on a high note as optimism that a no-deal Brexit could be avoided spurred a rally in stocks with domestic exposure, overpowering losses in blue-chip exporter stocks that were hit by a stronger sterling. The FTSE 100 rose 0.3%, with homebuilder Barratt jumping nearly 6% to top the gainers. The country's big banks Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays added more than 5%.

  • PR Newswire

    British American Tobacco Supports Robust Product Quality Standards, USA Youth Access Prevention Measures And Stands Ready To Make PMTA Applications

    "We welcome the USA's Food & Drug Administration (FDA) shining a spotlight on the important issue of preventing youth access to vapour products and consumer safety. "We have always been clear that children should not use vapour products and we have had stringent measures in place to address this issue for some time. Accordingly, we share the FDA's concern that the marketing of some flavours could resonate with children.

  • British American Tobacco cuts 2,300 jobs in shift towards vaping
    The Guardian

    British American Tobacco cuts 2,300 jobs in shift towards vaping

    Company aims to increase revenues from ‘potentially reduced-risk products’ to £5bn. British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced plans to cut 2,300 jobs by 2020 in readiness for a shift towards non-tobacco products, a day after Donald Trump said he was considering a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes. The vast majority of BAT’s £24.5bn revenue in 2018 came from traditional cigarettes – its brands include Rothmans, Dunhill and Lucky Strike – but the company said it could save money to invest in alternative products such as vaping and heated tobacco by stripping out layers of management around the world. A spokesperson declined to say how many of the job cuts would fall in the UK, where 2,500 of its 55,000 staff are based, including at its London headquarters. The chief executive, Jack Bowles, who took over this year after the eight-year tenure of Nicandro Durante, said he wanted to make BAT “a stronger, simpler and faster organisation” that was ready for a future in which people moved away from cigarettes. He said BAT aimed to derive £5bn of its revenue from what it called “new category” or “potentially reduced-risk products” by the 2023/24 financial year. That would mean more than doubling the £1.8bn it made last year from vaping, tobacco-heated products and oral tobacco, which includes pouches such as Snus, popular in Scandinavia. On Wednesday Trump unveiled proposals to ban certain flavoured e-cigarettes in the US to limit their use by teens, amid concern about a mysterious lung illness has killed at least five people and hospitalised others. The US is a large and growing market for BAT’s vaping products, led by its flagship brand Vype. Of the £1.8bn it already makes from products other than cigarettes, £318m comes from vaping. A spokesperson for BAT declined to comment on whether Trump’s plans could punch a hole in its £5bn revenue target for “potentially reduced-risk products”. The company said: “We welcome the Trump administration and the FDA shining a spotlight on the important issue of youth access to vapour products. We have always been clear that youth should not use vapour products and have had stringent measures in place to address this for some time. “We share President Trump’s concern that some flavours, such as those resembling ‘kid-friendly’ food products, may play a role in increasing youth appeal and that marketing activities should not be directed to youth. “It is important to note that we do not market such vapour flavours and in fact we have supported measures to remove vapour products intended to mimic children’s food products or otherwise designed to target youth, and have procedures in place to ensure our products are only marketed to adult tobacco consumers.” BAT said it would continue to work with the FDA but made no mention of concern among US health professionals about potential links between vaping and lung disease.

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  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-Tariff delay, Morrisons help FTSE 100 stay afloat

    London's blue-chip index ended in the black on Thursday as trade concerns were soothed by a two-week U.S. tariff reprieve on Chinese imports and Morrisons jumped on upbeat profit and forecast. The FTSE 100 index was in and out of negative territory through the session but ended 0.1% higher, boosted by a 1% rise in tobacco giant BAT after layoff plans that offset losses in oil majors BP and Shell. The main index earlier touched a more than one-month high, helped by gains in global miners such as BHP and Anglo American after U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to delay increasing tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports.

  • Cigarette giant behind Lucky Strike cuts 2,300 job amid shift to vaping
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    Cigarette giant behind Lucky Strike cuts 2,300 job amid shift to vaping

    British American Tobacco said the job cuts would allow it to invest in 'next generation' products like vaping and tobacco heating.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 3-BAT stubs out 2,300 jobs as new CEO tackles tobacco sector changes

    British American Tobacco plans to lay off 4% of its workforce, including a fifth of senior managers, as recently-promoted chief executive Jack Bowles grapples with challenges to the group's legacy products and health fears over vaping. Shares of the second-largest tobacco company by sales were up 1.6 %, the biggest boost to the broader FTSE index on Thursday, after the maker of Lucky Strike and Dunhill cigarettes said it will cut 2,300 roles as it eliminates duplication and consolidates business units. The move by BAT, which employed more than 56,000 people at the end of last year, 629 of them senior managers, comes a day after President Donald Trump said that the U.S. would remove all flavored e-cigarettes from shelves, as officials warned millions of children had been drawn into nicotine addiction.

  • BAT stubs out 2,300 jobs as new CEO tackles tobacco sector changes
    Reuters

    BAT stubs out 2,300 jobs as new CEO tackles tobacco sector changes

    Shares of the second-largest tobacco company by sales were up 1.6 %, the biggest boost to the broader FTSE index on Thursday, after the maker of Lucky Strike and Dunhill cigarettes said it will cut 2,300 roles as it eliminates duplication and consolidates business units. The move by BAT, which employed more than 56,000 people at the end of last year, 629 of them senior managers, comes a day after President Donald Trump said that the U.S. would remove all flavored e-cigarettes from shelves, as officials warned millions of children had been drawn into nicotine addiction.

  • Vaping device CEO calls for government regulation of industry after sixth vaping-related death
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    A sixth person died from lung disease related to vaping but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still trying to determine what is making more than 450 people nationwide ill.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-Not so fast: U.S. CDC isn't ready to blame illicit 'street vapes' for illnesses

    U.S. health investigators are casting a wide net to understand what is sickening hundreds of vapers across the country and still have not ruled out any product on the market, even as vaping industry officials highlight the potential role of illegal cannabis products. Dr Dana Meaney-Delman is leading the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's investigation into the culprit behind at least five confirmed deaths and 450 reported cases of lung illness linked with use of the devices. The agency is recommending that people refrain from the use of any electronic cigarette or vaping device until there is more conclusive evidence of a cause, she said in an interview.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    Steady pound, growth worries pressure FTSE 100; Galliford jumps

    UK blue-chip shares slipped on Tuesday, as a second set of disappointing data from China this week cemented fears of a slowdown in global economic growth, while gains in the pound amid fading no-deal Brexit worries hit multinational stocks. The FTSE 100 index dipped 0.4%, having suffered its worst day this month in the last session, with equipment rental giant Ashtead falling 3% after in-line results. The more domestically-focussed index of midcaps was flat by 0705 GMT, supported by a 22% jump in Galliford Try after the construction company said it had restarted preliminary talks to sell its residential units to housebuilder Bovis Homes.

  • PR Newswire

    British American Tobacco Response to USA Food & Drug Administration Announcement Regarding Vaping Products

    LONDON, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On 7th September 2019, the USA's Food & Drug Administration issued a statement in response to recent reports of respiratory illnesses following the use of vaping products. This statement included a recommendation that consumers should "avoid buying vaping products of any kind on the street, and to refrain from using THC oil or modifying/adding any substances to products purchased in stores". Below is British American Tobacco response to this statement.

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