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British American Tobacco (BATS) share price history chart
Current Price:  
5591.00p
on 26-05-2017 at 17:14:59
Change:   96.00p rise 1.75 %
Buy:   5593.00p
Sell:   5585.00p
   

British American Tobacco is one of the world's largest tobacco companies and is currently listed on the FTSE 100 share price index. The company was formed in 1902 by the Imperial Tobacco Company and the American Tobacco Company. The venture between the companies was intended to organise the production and marketing of both companies' products outside of the UK and USA, the respective 'home' markets. The original companies would instead trade in their own home market drawing on the brands of both companies.

Having begun its operations in Germany, Japan, Africa and Australia, the company continued to expand throughout Western Europe, South East Asia and Africa after the turn of the century. By the second decade of the twentieth century, the American Tobacco Company had divested its interest in the business and it was listed on the London Stock Exchange independently. After opening a division to focus on central and South America, British American Tobacco itself began trading in the USA with the acquisition of Brown & Williamson in the 1920s. After the Second World War the company was left in a weakened state but was able to re-strengthen its position through continued acquisition, including the well known Benson and Hedges brand. Throughout the 1960s the firm diversified into food production and distribution which continues in decades that follow with acquisitions such as Argos and Allied Dunbar in the UK, and Saks Fifth Avenue in the US. By the late 1980s, the firm's tobacco business was stable and the firm began to divest its non-tobacco interests. The firm now employs over 50,000 staff and had revenues of over £26 billion in 2007.

British American Tobacco (BATS, BATS.L, LON:BATS) Price Details (LSE MAIN Listed Equity)
Last Trade: Sell 290 at 5587.69p Days Range: 5492.00 - 5602.00p
Day's Volume: 2,156,773 52wk Range: 4072.00 - 5602.00p
Last Close: 5591.00p Market Capitalisation:* £ 104.22 bn
Open: 5502.00p VWAP: 5563.82p
ISIN: GB0002875804 Shares in Issue: 1.86 bn
Sector:  Tobacco    Listed in:  UK All SharesEuropean first 300UK 100UK 350

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Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Sell2905587.69p1670534660141060Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:04:25 - 26/05
Buy4305590.61p1670534660140986Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:03:30 - 26/05
Sell9005563.04p1670534660140983Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:03:28 - 26/05
Sell225534.77p1670534660140955Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:02:48 - 26/05
Sell775561.22p1670534660140909Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:02:44 - 26/05
Sell3105564.62p1670534660140826Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:02:36 - 26/05
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Date Open High Low Close Volume
26 May 2017 (Fri) 5,502.00 5,602.00 5,492.00 5,591.00 2,156,773
25 May 2017 (Thu) 5,451.00 5,501.00 5,450.00 5,495.00 1,521,415
24 May 2017 (Wed) 5,429.00 5,446.34 5,409.00 5,432.00 2,293,371
23 May 2017 (Tue) 5,461.00 5,479.00 5,420.00 5,420.00 2,612,919
22 May 2017 (Mon) 5,424.00 5,467.00 5,418.00 5,467.00 2,011,206
18 May 2017 (Thu) 5,500.00 5,510.00 5,373.25 5,386.00 2,871,974
17 May 2017 (Wed) 5,500.00 5,524.00 5,465.00 5,480.00 2,368,179
16 May 2017 (Tue) 5,404.00 5,506.65 5,391.00 5,505.00 3,516,719
15 May 2017 (Mon) 5,408.00 5,422.00 5,360.20 5,394.00 2,123,906
12 May 2017 (Fri) 5,364.00 5,398.00 5,319.33 5,339.00 1,208,436
11 May 2017 (Thu) 5,329.00 5,363.00 5,302.65 5,317.00 1,814,727
10 May 2017 (Wed) 5,296.00 5,335.00 5,262.00 5,310.00 1,749,772
9 May 2017 (Tue) 5,315.00 5,371.00 5,310.00 5,310.00 2,684,084
8 May 2017 (Mon) 5,287.00 5,320.00 5,275.00 5,320.00 2,364,180
5 May 2017 (Fri) 5,232.00 5,301.00 5,224.00 5,287.00 2,192,816
4 May 2017 (Thu) 5,245.00 5,268.00 5,227.00 5,239.00 2,184,148
3 May 2017 (Wed) 5,260.00 5,277.00 5,225.00 5,233.00 2,488,262
1 May 2017 (Mon) 5,249.00 5,337.00 5,182.00 5,215.00 2,754,105
28 Apr 2017 (Fri) 5,249.00 5,337.00 5,182.00 5,215.00 2,754,105
27 Apr 2017 (Thu) 5,288.00 5,289.00 5,226.00 5,236.00 1,888,064

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