British American Tobacco (BATS)

Sector:

Tobacco

Index:

FTSE 100

3,440.50p
   
  • Change Today:
      34.00p
  • 52 Week High: 3,628.00
  • 52 Week Low: 2,512.50
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 2,251.42m
  • Volume: 3,673,300
  • Market Cap: £77,460m
  • RiskGrade: 122

Thursday preview: British American Tobacco in the spotlight

By Alexander Bueso

Date: Wednesday 08 Jun 2022

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - All eyes on Thursday will be on the European Central Bank's monetary policy decision.




Economists at Barclays Research expect the monetary authority will confirm its intention to end net asset purchases in June, thus opening the door to an anticipated first hike in rates in July.

Financial markets will also likely be closely monitoring ECB chief Christine Lagarde's press conference, from 1330 GMT, for any clues regarding the outlook for rates beyond summer.

On home shores, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors will release its house price balance for May.

Further afield, overnight China's General Customs Administration will publish foreign trade data for May.

Stateside, investors will be keeping a close eye on the latest weekly initial unemployment claims figures for any sign of weakness - or the opposite.

For British American Tobacco's second quarter results, investors will be watching to see if the outfit continues to make progress to move back into the black.

In March, the company announced its intention to exit Russia and lowered its guidance for full-year sales growth to 2.0-4.0%.

However, over the first quarter the consumer base for its non-combustible products increased by a further 1.1m to 19.4m, leaving it on target to meet its sales target for the unit.

The company's shares had performed "well" year-to-date, Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets UK pointed out, leaving them trading near multi-year highs.

Thursday 8 June

FINALS

Mitie Group, Norcros, Tate & Lyle, Peel Hunt Limited NPV, Cmc Markets

INTERIMS

RWS Holdings

AGMs

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FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

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FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Reckitt Benckiser Group, Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited SHS NPV

INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Ferrexpo, Triple Point Social Housing Reit, LondonMetric Property, IntegraFin Holding, Temple Bar Inv Trust, BMO Capital & Income Investment Trust, BMO Real Estate Investments Limited, AJ Bell, Associated British Foods, PayPoint, Compass Group, Renew Holdings, Mobeus Income & Growth Vct, Orchard Funding Group, Barings Emerging Emea Opportunities, BMO Commercial Property Trust Limited, Watkin Jones, British Smaller Companies VCT, Shaftesbury, Smiths News, Hollywood Bowl Group, Topps Tiles, Develop North

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Jarvis Securities, Blackstone Loan Financing Limited (EUR), Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Limited

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Assura

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Greencoat Renewables (CDI)

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

RICS Housing Market Survey (00:01)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

ECB Interest Rate (EU) (12:45)

Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)

Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)

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BATS Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 3,440.50p
Change Today 34.00p
% Change 1.00 %
52 Week High 3,628.00
52 Week Low 2,512.50
Volume 3,673,300
Shares Issued 2,251.42m
Market Cap £77,460m
RiskGrade 122

BATS Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value Not Available
Price Trend
72.57% above the market average72.57% above the market average72.57% above the market average72.57% above the market average72.57% above the market average
100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average
Income
88.88% above the market average88.88% above the market average88.88% above the market average88.88% above the market average88.88% above the market average
100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average
Growth
63.99% below the market average63.99% below the market average63.99% below the market average63.99% below the market average63.99% below the market average
100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 13
Buy 2
Neutral 2
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 17
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BATS Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Q2 Q1
Ex-Div 07-Jul-22 24-Mar-22
Paid 17-Aug-22 04-May-22
Amount 54.45p 54.45p

Trades for 17-Aug-2022

Time Volume / Share Price
16:55 1,314 @ 3,427.63p
16:45 500 @ 3,450.00p
16:45 500 @ 3,450.00p
16:37 100,000 @ 3,445.77p
16:35 818,430 @ 3,440.50p

BATS Key Personnel

CEO Jack Bowles
Finance Director Tadeu Marroco
Chair Luc Jobin

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