British American Tobacco p.l.c. ( BTI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.674 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 12, 2019. Shareholders who purchased BTI prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that BTI has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.5, the dividend yield is 8.56%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BTI was $31.5, representing a -55.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $71.45 and a 0.91% increase over the 52 week low of $31.22.
BTI is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) and Altria Group ( MO ). Zacks Investment Research reports BTI's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as .61%, compared to an industry average of 2.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BTI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BTI as a top-10 holding:
- Pacer Funds ( GCOW ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GCOW with an decrease of -13.93% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BTI at 0.02%.
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