BAT Stock Tumbles 8% due to Reduced Revenue Expectations

BAT Stock Drops Over 8% on Lower Revenue Expectations
British American Tobacco’s stock price fell over 8% to £22.66, with lower revenue expectations due to macroeconomic pressure in the US.

Shares Magazine reported that British American Tobacco (BAT) stock price dropped over 8% to £22.66 on the latest trading day. The company’s full-year revenue expectation is projected to fall below the predicted range of 3% to 5%. However, BAT has not adjusted its outlook for the entire year of 2023 or its earnings per share. The company attributes its decline in performance to the impact of macroeconomic pressures in the United States on cigarette product sales.

According to Chris Beckett, Head of Stock Research at Quilter Cheviot, “British American Tobacco’s latest financial report is in line with expectations, but it is not the catalyst needed to reverse the negative sentiment towards the company and its significantly undervalued status.”

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