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CLOSING UPDATE: British American Tobacco keeps rising: up 4.7% in 3 days 21 July 2017 19:05 BST

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This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's United Kingdom market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

British American Tobacco, the largest tobacco company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, extended its gains on Friday, rising an additional GBX60.0 (or 1.1%) to trade at GBX5,485.0. Trading volume was 2.5 times average at the end of the day. The shares have risen GBX248.0 (or 4.7%) over the past three trading days vs. the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 0.8% in the same period.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The 2.8% discount to 12-month high of GBX5,643.60 against the 32.5% premium to 12-month low of GBX4,140.49 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high seven times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Price/Earnings of 22.0 [25.7]

+ Return on Assets 12.2% [7.3%]

+ Return on Capital Employed 24.8% [19.4%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 10.2 times.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 30.5% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.

Note

The stock has outperformed 71% of the United Kingdom market over the past 6 months.

Bearish Signals:

The negative 11.08 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bearish signal.

The price decreased 1.2% in the last month.

Tobin's Q Ratio is 2.6. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Price/Sales of 5.6 [3.0]

Dividend yield of 3.1% [3.4%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: British American Tobacco keeps rising: up 4.4% in 3 days

21 July 2017 15:54 BST

British American Tobacco PLC (L:BATS) extended its gains on Friday, rising an additional GBX40.0 (or 0.7%) to trade at GBX5,465.0. Trading volume was 1.1 times average so far today. The shares have risen GBX228.0 (or 4.4%) over the past three trading days vs. the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 1.1% in the same period.

Morning Alert: British American Tobacco keeps rising: up 4.5% in 3 days

21 July 2017 11:23 BST

British American Tobacco PLC (L:BATS) extended its gains on Friday, rising an additional GBX47.0 (or 0.9%) to trade at GBX5,472.0. Trading volume was 1.4 times average so far today. The shares have risen GBX235.0 (or 4.5%) over the past three trading days vs. the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 1.6% in the same period.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: British American Tobacco increased a further 0.3%, led market higher

20 July 2017 19:05 BST

British American Tobacco, the largest tobacco company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has lifted 2.6% to trade at GBX5,425.0 vs. the FTSE 100 Index which strengthened 54.5 points (or 0.7%) to 7,485.4. Representing a weighting of about 4.5% of the index, the stock accounted for 16.1% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.9 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 54.5 points (or 0.7%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.9%.

Afternoon Alert: British American Tobacco lifts 2.3%, leads market higher

20 July 2017 15:55 BST

British American Tobacco PLC (L:BATS) has lifted 2.3% to trade at GBX5,407.0 vs. the FTSE 100 Index which strengthened 54.5 points (or 0.7%) to 7,485.4. Representing a weighting of about 4.5% of the index, the stock accounted for 13.9% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.4 times average so far today.

British American Tobacco PLC (L:BATS; LON:BATS; LN:BATS)

ISIN: GB0002875804

PermID: 4295894777

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com