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British American Tobacco Plc (JSE: BTI) | SHARE PRICE

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 24 May 2024

British American Tobacco Plc is a British multinational company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) that manufactures and sells cigarettes, tobacco and other nicotine products.

Latest British American Tobacco Plc Share Price

The graph above shows the latest British American Tobacco Plc share price on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Investors have seen British American Tobacco Plc shares perform well historically, and it remains a steady investment. British American Tobacco Plc stock is live on the JSE under the stock symbol of BTI and is available to trade via various brokers in South Africa.

What is British American Tobacco Plc

British American Tobacco Plc operates in approximately 180 countries, and its cigarette brands include Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans, as well as Vype, Vuse and Glo.

BAT has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index with a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Ordinary shares of British American Tobacco Plc are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

British American Tobacco Plc

The history of British American Tobacco Plc can be traced back to 1902, when the original company was founded in London, United Kingdom. British American Tobacco Plc was incorporated in 1997.

Today, British American Tobacco Plc has a diversified portfolio of products and services in more sectors of the consumer goods value chain and renders the following products: vapour products, tobacco heating products, and modern oral products, combustible products and traditional oral products, such as Swedish-style snus and American moist snuff. The company distributes its products to retail outlets.

British American Tobacco Plc's equity stocks are for sale online on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) under the stock symbol BTI.

British American Tobacco Plc has its headquarters at Globe House, 4 Temple Place London, WC2R 2PG, United Kingdom.

British American Tobacco Plc has more than 94,850 employees and currently serves clients worldwide.

The current CEO of British American Tobacco Plc is Jack Bowles.

British American Tobacco Plc forms part of the Tobacco Industry and the Consumer Goods Sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

JSE Stocks British American Tobacco Shares

British American Tobacco Plc Stock Performance

The current price for British American Tobacco Plc stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is 520.85 ZAR.

BTI stocks closed a recent trading day (18 October 2021) at 521.00 ZAR per share on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), experiencing a 0.4% drop from its previous closing price of 522.88 ZAR.

An analysis of financial data of British American Tobacco Plc showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 1.2 Trillion ZAR, with a Price/Earning ratio of 8.73 and earnings per share of 59.6833 ZAR. The dividend per share of BTI was 44.20 ZAR and its dividend yield was 8.48%. A total of 2.29 Billion shares were outstanding.

With an increase of earnings per share and reliable profits over a period, investors who want to buy or sell British American Tobacco Plc stocks can be assured of lucrative dividends and earnings in times to come.

According to an analysis on the live chart of British American Tobacco Plc, analysts forecast further improved performance for the consumer goods sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.

Highlights of British American Tobacco Plc in 2021

British American Tobacco Plc started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 545.45 ZAR on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and it has lost 4.48 % in value on its price valuation, ranking 351st on the JSE where its year-to-date performance is concerned.

British American Tobacco Plc is currently the 97th most-traded stock on the JSE and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 48.8 million shares, which were finalised in 271,993 deals and were valued at a total of 26.2 billion ZAR over the recent three month period from July to October 2021, with an average of 774,199 shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 2.4 million was achieved on 16 September and a low of 163,639 on 30 August.

How to buy British American Tobacco Plc stocks – Step by Step

The stock market is one of the most attractive financial markets that sees millions of retail investors and traders' participating daily. To buy, sell or trade British American Tobacco Plc stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), traders and investors can follow a few simple steps:

  1. Find the share that you want to buy, in this case, “BTI”.
  2. Select a forex broker that offers access to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
  3. Review the broker's trading conditions, fees, deposit and withdrawal methods, trading platform, customer support, regulation, and other components to ensure that they are aligned with your trading plan.
  4. Open a live trading account with the broker by completing the online application form and providing the necessary documentation to verify the trading account.
  5. You are now ready to make your first share purchase through the broker.
  6. You can further start to build and diversify your portfolio by buying more shares.


The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was founded in 1887 during the first South African gold rush. Today it is the principal stock exchange of South Africa and the largest exchange on the continent.

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is located in Sandton, Johannesburg and is described as the engine room of the South African economy, with the main purpose of facilitating the raising of primary capital for listed companies while improving job opportunities and wealth creation by providing an orderly market for dealing in securities for investors.

The JSE upgraded to electronic trading in 1996, and in 2005, demutualized and listed on its own exchange.

Nigel Firth
Nigel has been in the regulated financial services industry for nearly a decade, has previously owned a financial brokerage and has written many times for sites relating to personal finance and trading.