Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Today ). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $4.60 per share. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 26.20%, a profit margin of81.40%.
Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI). Most recently, on January 29th, 2019, Piper Jaffray Upgrade a Overweight rating. Before that, on November 29th, 2018, RBC Capital Mkts Upgrade to Sector Perform. Piper Jaffray Downgrade a Neutral rating on May 1st, 2018, Citigroup Downgrade an Neutral rating on February 28th, 2018, and Goldman Upgrade a Buy rating on October 9th, 2017.
At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 2.32B shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 91.95B. In the last trading day, 2,914,526 shares of British American Tobacco p.l.c. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 3.19M shares per day of trading.
If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by -$0.43 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of -1.08% and a moving average of 39.88. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $3.50 (which is +9.71%) and the stock’s moving average was 38.25. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of BTI changed by $7.70 (which is +24.17%) and demonstrated a moving average of 35.33.
Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 65.40%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 71.70% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 75.68%. Using a similar metric, British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 73.12% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 76.33% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 80.64%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 0.21 over the past 9 days, 0.94 over the past two weeks, and 1.49 in the last 20 days.
As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $39.56 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $60.81 and a low of $30.67. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.
Fidelity Management Research Co sold more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 23,343,913 shares of the company’s stock following the subtraction of -5,332,042 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that Fidelity Management Research Co now held 1.02% stake in British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI)’s shares.
Just in the most recent trading day, British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) experienced a high price of $40.1 and low point of $39.25. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 39.56 per share, following a gain of $0.48, or 0.33% during the full day.