Headlines about British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. British American Tobacco earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3386673921255 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Morning Technical Insight on These Cigarettes Stocks — British American Tobacco, Vector, Altria, and Philip Morris (prnewswire.com)
- 22nd Century Hires Former BAT Head of Plant Biotechnology – Markets Insider (markets.businessinsider.com)
- British American Tobacco plc (BTI) – Technical Interpretation with Stock Charts – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Stocks for Portfolio with Profitability Analysis: British American Tobacco plc (NYSE:BTI), Kansas City Southern … – Investing News Update (investingbizz.com)
- British American Tobacco plc (BTI) – Lookout Watch List stock – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
Shares of British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI) traded up $0.51 on Wednesday, hitting $65.46. The stock had a trading volume of 2,212,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,631,552. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.91, a current ratio of 0.87 and a quick ratio of 0.48. British American Tobacco has a 12 month low of $54.58 and a 12 month high of $73.41.
BTI has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded British American Tobacco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday. Jefferies Group set a $78.00 price objective on British American Tobacco and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, November 18th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded British American Tobacco from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. Cowen upgraded British American Tobacco from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an “overweight” rating on shares of British American Tobacco in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $72.25.
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British American Tobacco Company Profile
British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco and next generation products company. The Company’s tobacco product range includes cigarettes, fine cut (roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco) and Swedish-style snus. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA).
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