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British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

The stock price of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI) has dropped by -0.62 compared to previous close of 33.98. Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 1.08% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Barron’s reported on 10/13/21 that Vape Maker Stocks Are Rising After FDA Approves an E-Cigarette

Is It Worth Investing in British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI) is above average at 9.24x, while the 36-month beta value is 0.58.Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 3 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 as “overweight,” 0 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) is $49.30, which is $19.55 above the current market price. The public float for BTI is 2.12B, and currently, short sellers hold a 0.09% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of BTI on May 25, 2023 was 4.62M shares.

BTI’s Market Performance

BTI’s stock has seen a 1.08% increase for the week, with a -8.36% drop in the past month and a -12.15% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 0.84%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.21% for British American Tobacco p.l.c. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -3.48% for BTI’s stock, with a simple moving average of -11.47% for the last 200 days.

BTI Trading at -4.68% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BTI to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -25.42% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.21%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 0.84%, as shares sank -9.56% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -8.21% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BTI rose by +1.08%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -14.72% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $34.81. In addition, British American Tobacco p.l.c. saw -15.53% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Stock Fundamentals for BTI

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +43.03 for the present operating margin
  • +70.11 for the gross margin

The net margin for British American Tobacco p.l.c. stands at +23.91. The total capital return value is set at 10.77, while invested capital returns managed to touch 6.10. Equity return is now at value 9.60, with 4.60 for asset returns.

Based on British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI), the company’s capital structure generated 51.57 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 34.02. Total debt to assets is 25.31, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 51.38. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 33.90.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.47, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.35. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.45 and the total asset turnover is 0.19. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.86.


In a nutshell, British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BTI) has experienced a bad performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.