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British American Tobacco PLC

British American Tobacco is a tobacco company located in United Kingdom, which is part of the Consumer Defensive sector, and is traded under the ticker BTI on the NYSE exchange.

British American Tobacco stock last closed at $41.14, down 2.12% from the previous day, and has increased 15.63% in one year. It has overperformed other stocks in the Tobacco industry by 0.15 percentage points. British American Tobacco stock is currently +16% from its 52-week low of $35.47, and -12.9% from its 52-week high of $47.24.

There are currently 2.46B BTI shares outstanding. The market cap of BTI is $101.07B. In the past 24 hours, 5.92M BTI shares were traded.

How to Buy British American Tobacco Stock

Not sure how to invest in British American Tobacco stock? Here's how.
  1. Decide where to buy British American Tobacco stock: You need to decide on a stock brokerage, but don't worry - we've analyzed dozens of online stock brokerages and apps to help you choose where to buy British American Tobacco stock.
  2. Sign up for a brokerage account: Sign up for 0% commission trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've selected. It's the best place to buy BTI stock.
  3. Deposit funds into your investment account: Choose your payment method and add your information.
  4. Analyze British American Tobacco stock: The British American Tobacco ticker symbol is BTI. Is British American Tobacco stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of BTI? How do BTI's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think British American Tobacco is a good buy? Why has BTI's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock market analysis website can help you understand if BTI is a good stock to buy).
  5. Place your BTI buy order: Decide if you will purchase BTI shares at the current market price or use a limit order to buy BTI stock at a given price.
  6. Get the latest news on your BTI position: Create a watchlist to important updates regarding your new investment in British American Tobacco shares.

Step 1: Decide where to buy British American Tobacco stock

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Step 2: Sign up for a brokerage account

Now that you've selected the right brokerage, you'll need to fill out some personal information so you can invest in BTI today.

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Step 3: Deposit funds into your investment account

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Step 4: Analyze British American Tobacco stock

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Overview of key BTI info

BTI Price
$41.14
1w %
-1.81%
1y %
15.63%
5y %
-38.38%
P/E
14.47x
P/B
1.16x
P/S
3.18x
PEG
0.62x
Revenue
$31.78B
Earnings
$6.52B
Fore. Rev. Growth
4.27%
Fore. Earn. Growth
23.23%
Market Cap
$101.07B
Next Earnings
N/A
Next Dividend
Feb 6, 2023

British American Tobacco Zen Score

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You can view all of the due diligence checks on BTI's stock page.

How is BTI stock valued?

You can use many financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge BTI's true value.

Using relative valuations ratios:

  • BTI may be undervalued based on its P/E ratio of 14.47x, relative to Tobacco industry P/E ratio of 17x
  • BTI may be undervalued based on its P/B ratio of 1.16x, relative to Tobacco industry P/B ratio of 4.6x
  • BTI could be undervalued based on its PEG ratio of 0.62x

You can access more valuation analysis on BTI's stock here.

A look at BTI Cashflows and Balance Sheet

Pros:

  • Total BTI debt is lower than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.
  • BTI's operating cash flow of $12.87B allows it to safely service it's debt of $54.07B.
  • BTI earnings of $11.10B is not enough to cover its interest payments.

Cons:

  • There are more long-term liabilities than short-term assets on the BTI balance sheet.
  • There are more short-term liabilities than short-term assets on the BTI balance sheet.
  • BTI has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 1.08.
  • BTI profit margin has gone down from 24.1% to 20.5% in the past year.

Is it a good time to buy British American Tobacco stock, according to analysts?

Out of 1 Wall Street analysts who give recommendations on BTI, the consensus analyst rating on British American Tobacco is a Strong Buy

Should I buy or sell BTI stock?

Based on 1 analyst offering ratings for British American Tobacco PLC.
Strong Buy
Strong Buy
1 analysts 100%
Buy
0 analysts 0%
Hold
0 analysts 0%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

Most Recent BTI Analyst Forecasts

Jared Dinges, a bottom 45% analyst from JP Morgan upgrades BTI to a strong buy rating, on Mar 24, 2022.

You can dive deeper into what analysts are projecting on the British American Tobacco stock forecast page.

BTI Technical Indicators

SMA10
41.45
SMA20
40.31
SMA50
38.73
SMA100
39.37
SMA200
40.92
MACD
0.9
MACD Signal
0.8
MACD Histogram
0.1
RSI
58.94
Stochastic %K
81.52
Stochastic %D
91.26
StochRSI %K
51.82
StochRSI %D
77.01

Is BTI Making Money?

Last year, BTI earnings were $6.52B. During the last 5 year, BTI's earnings have grown by -0.87% per year. This was slower than the Tobacco industry average of 2.63%.

Last year, BTI revenue was $31.78B. During the past five year, BTI's revenue has increased by 10.41% per year. This was faster than the Tobacco industry average of 4.08%.

Learn more about BTI's earnings and revenue performance here.

Latest Insiders Trades at BTI

In the past year, insiders at BTI have not bought or sold any shares.

Research more about who owns BTI shares here.

Can I rely on BTI as an income stream?

British American Tobacco pays a dividend of 7.21%, compared to the Tobacco industry's average dividend yield of 5.66%. If you owned $1,000 worth of BTI stock, you would have been paid $72.13 in the past year.

British American Tobacco dividend payments have not consistently grown over the past decade and have not remained stable.

Get more info about British American Tobacco dividend yield and history here.

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Step 5: Place your BTI buy order

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  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a security at the best available price.
    Market orders are mostly the best for newer investors.
  • Limit order: A limit order enables you to buy or sell a security at a specific price (or better).
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Step 6: Get the latest news on your BTI position

Now that you own some BTI stock, you'll want to stay up-to-date on your stock purchase.

Start a watchlist to get the latest updates about your BTI stock.

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How to Buy Stock in British American Tobacco

To reiterate, here are the 6 steps to buy stock in British American Tobacco:

  1. Decide where to buy British American Tobacco stock
  2. Sign up for a brokerage account
  3. Deposit funds into your investment account
  4. Analyze British American Tobacco stock
  5. Place your BTI buy order
  6. Get the latest news on your BTI position

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If you want to keep track of your new investment in British American Tobacco, add BTI to your watchlist below.

NYSE: BTI
$41.14-0.89 (-2.12%)
Updated Dec 8, 2022
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NYSE: BTI
$41.14-0.89 (-2.12%)
Updated Dec 8, 2022
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one British American Tobacco share?

As of Dec 8, 2022, it costs $41.14 to buy one share of British American Tobacco stock.

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Is now a good time to buy British American Tobacco stock?

According to 1 Wall Street analysts who monitor British American Tobacco, their consensus recommendation is to buy British American Tobacco stock.

What is the best way to buy British American Tobacco stock?

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