British American Tobacco Shares News & Articles

Market report: FTSE 100 flat as Paddy Power Betfair unveils Flutter name change, Just Eat, Legal & General drag

The FTSE 100 was yesterday one of the few winners across major Western indices but it is unable to build on its early-March rebound in early trade on Wednesday, with several company results failing to impress investors. Large cap companies including insurer Legal & General (LGEN) and bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) offset gains elsewhere with the UK’s leading index trading roughly ...

Why British American Tobacco’s shares are out of puff, despite annual earnings beat

Shares in British American Tobacco (BATS) cheapen 43.5p (1.6%) to £27.52 on Thursday, despite the tobacco titan beating expectatinos for annual sales and earnings per share and a fairly positive outlook statement. The share price drop reflects ongoing concerns over rising regulatory pressures in the US and the fact British American Tobacco faces potentially huge compensation payouts in ...

Market report: Investors excited by possible Marks & Spencer/Ocado tie-up, Flybe also soars

Investors are backing online grocery service Ocado (OCDO) with weekend reports emerging that it is closing in on a deal with Mark & Spencer (MKS) to deliver its fresh foods to customers. Ocado heads the FTSE 100 leader board in early trade on Monday, up nearly 4% at 983.2p, on the strength of the speculation despite neither business so far confirming the validity of the story. Marks ...

UK dividend yields hit highest level since the global financial crisis – what can investors expect?

Dividend yields on UK shares are at their highest level, 4.8%, since 2009. Dividends continue to grow while concerns over the trade war, Brexit and interest rates drag on sentiment. High yields are typically seen as a warning sign that dividends are unsustainable and are also a sign that stocks are out of favour. In 2018, rising profitability, more special dividends and a weaker pound helped ...
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