British American Tobacco [BATS] – 51 years on the LSE

On this day in 1962 British American Tobacco listed on the LSE.

The following chart plots the average monthly out-performance of the shares over the FTSE 100 Index since 1998. For example, on average BATS has out-performed the FTSE 100 by 1.7 percentage points in January.


  1. The strongest months for BATS relative to the market have been February and May (the shares have out-performed the market in May in 11 of the last 14 years).
  2. The shares are mildy weak relative to the market in October and November, but not significantly so.


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