British American Tobacco Plc ADR (BTI) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

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The stock price of British American Tobacco Plc ADR (NYSE: BTI) has plunged by -1.23 when compared to previous closing price of 30.99, but the company has seen a -2.33% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. seekingalpha.com reported 2024-06-10 that British American Tobacco might have underperformed both the consumer staples sector and its peers in recent months, but that’s just one way to look at the stock. It has posted positive price returns YTD, after a decline last year. The stock’s forward P/E is competitive and forward dividend yield at 9.6% is robust too. The company’s latest trading update points to encouraging gains in market share by vaping brand Vuse and nicotine pouches brand, Velo.

Is It Worth Investing in British American Tobacco Plc ADR (NYSE: BTI) Right Now?

BTI has 36-month beta value of 0.53. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 0 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 0 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The public float for BTI is 2.22B, and currently, short sellers hold a 0.18% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of BTI on June 10, 2024 was 4.67M shares.

BTI’s Market Performance

BTI’s stock has seen a -2.33% decrease for the week, with a 0.82% rise in the past month and a 1.90% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.20%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 0.97% for British American Tobacco Plc ADR The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -1.40% for BTI stock, with a simple moving average of 0.09% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of BTI

Morgan Stanley, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BTI reach a price target of $38. The rating they have provided for BTI stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on November 01st, 2023.

BTI Trading at 1.58% 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 -10.71% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 0.97%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.20%, as shares surge +0.10% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +0.66% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BTI fell by -2.04%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -5.74% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $31.05. In addition, British American Tobacco Plc ADR saw 4.51% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Stock Fundamentals for BTI

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.46 for the present operating margin
  • 0.74 for the gross margin

The net margin for British American Tobacco Plc ADR stands at -0.53. The total capital return value is set at 0.18. Equity return is now at value -23.01, with -10.79 for asset returns.

Based on British American Tobacco Plc ADR (BTI), the company’s capital structure generated 0.43 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.37. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.76. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 9.73.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 9.95 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 1.87. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.22. The receivables turnover for the company is 10.79for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.34. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.91.

Conclusion

To put it simply, British American Tobacco Plc ADR (BTI) has had a mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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