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BT Group LSE:BT.A London Ordinary Share GB0030913577 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -3.40p -1.08% 310.05p 310.35p 310.45p 314.15p 310.05p 312.80p 21,920,082 16:35:14
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Fixed Line Telecommunications 19,042.0 3,029.0 29.9 10.4 30,869.63

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BT Group Daily Update: BT Group is listed in the Fixed Line Telecommunications sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BT.A. The last closing price for BT Group was 313.45p.
BT Group has a 4 week average price of 308.20p and a 12 week average price of 302.65p.
The 1 year high share price is 456.20p while the 1 year low share price is currently 297.80p.
There are currently 9,956,339,030 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 16,909,898 shares. The market capitalisation of BT Group is £30,869,629,162.52.
mj19: Why I'd sell BT Group plc despite 10% Peter March 2017BT logo on buildingBT logo on buildingMoreThis year has been eventful for BT (LSE: BT.A). Already it has released a profit warning, had its Italian operations investigated and agreed to major changes in the way Openreach will be run. This has led to high volatility in its share price, with a fall of as much as 17% since the start of the year. However, in the last eight weeks it has risen by around 10%. Despite this comeback, it appears to be worth avoiding at the present time.Potential challengesBT faces a highly competitive industry outlook. A number of major rivals have sought to diversify their operations and differentiate their products from the competition. BT has done the same and has purchased EE in order to become a major quad-play operator. This means that it offers broadband, pay-TV, landline and mobile services. While it did offer all four services prior to the EE deal, the acquisition of the UK's largest mobile network means that it is now a dominant quad-play operator.However, the risks involved with integrating such a major business into BT may have been overlooked by investors. The EE deal meant that a major reorganisation was necessary. While it is apparently progressing as planned, there is a chance there could be a disappointment when it comes to cross-selling, or in how the different parts of the business interact with one another. Generating efficiencies can also prove to be more challenging and at a time when BT's management team is already focused on the Openreach deal as well as the Italian investigation, the integration of EE could suffer.BT also faces a large bill in order to maintain its commitment to sports rights. Sky is showing little sign of pulling back on its investment in football and other sports rights. Therefore, the cost to BT of keeping up with the competition could be significant. This may mean that investment in other parts of its business suffers, or else prices may have to rise. This could make it less competitive relative to its rivals and lead to slower profit growth.Risk/reward opportunitiesAs well as operational risks, the company faces financial risks. Its pension obligations remain vast and its debt levels may also cause issues should interest rates rise over the medium term. With a debt-to-equity ratio of 137% and a pension liability of almost £6.4bn, BT's balance sheet remains highly leveraged and relatively risky. And with its bottom line due to rise by just 3% next year and 5% the year after, its price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 2.4 lacks appeal given the risks it faces over the long run.Due to this, sector peer Talktalk (LSE: TALK) seems to be a better option for investors. It is forecast to record a rise in its bottom line of 8% next year and 10% the year after. This puts it on a PEG ratio of just 1.1, which indicates its shares could deliver high capital gains. Certainly, Talktalk has endured a difficult period, with the hacking scandal hurting investor sentiment. However, with a new CEO likely to refresh its strategy and a true quad-play offering which offers cross-selling potential, it appears to be a better buy than BT.
excell1: Well if we are into repeating posts then I feel a little balance is required. From oakville's post I’ve never really rated BT as an income stock, with its yield ranging between 2.8% and 3.2% over the last three years, but now I’ve changed my mind. The January profit warning and resulting share price collapse has bumped up the yield to 4.6%, rising to 5.6% by FY2019. Shareholder payouts have actually been rising steadily since 2009 and I expect this to continue. I believe that with an undemanding forward P/E ratio of 11.9, the share price should easily recover to £4 and beyond.
oakville: I’ve never really rated BT as an income stock, with its yield ranging between 2.8% and 3.2% over the last three years, but now I’ve changed my mind. The January profit warning and resulting share price collapse has bumped up the yield to 4.6%, rising to 5.6% by FY2019. Shareholder payouts have actually been rising steadily since 2009 and I expect this to continue. I believe that with an undemanding forward P/E ratio of 11.9, the share price should easily recover to £4 and beyond.
oakville: So, after many months of wrangling, BT Group (LSE: BT.A) and telecoms regulator Ofcom have finally agreed to make the company’s Openreach infrastructure division a legally separate business. Openreach builds and maintains the vast network of copper and fibre cables that run from telephone exchanges to millions of homes and businesses across the country. The new company, Openreach Limited, will have its own branding and won’t feature the BT logo. Greater independence It’s hoped that once the new agreement is implemented, Openreach will have greater independence under its own board of directors. The news will go some way to alleviating concerns from rivals such as Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone, that they were operating in an unfair marketplace, with BT making decisions about Openreach to benefit its own retail business. So how will this affect the share price? Many believe that BT has dodged a bullet. The regulator could have forced the group to hive off Openreach completely, and investors should be pleased that a full separation has been avoided. BT has argued that a full break-up of the company would lead to additional disruption and higher costs. Recovery has begun So what now? Last month I argued against selling BT following the Italian accounting scandal and subsequent profit warning. The share price had collapsed, but I believed that the sell-off was overdone and it was worth hanging on for a long term recovery. With BT now trading almost 10% higher, I think that recovery has already begun. I’ve never really rated BT as an income stock, with its yield ranging between 2.8% and 3.2% over the last three years, but now I’ve changed my mind. The January profit warning and resulting share price collapse has bumped up the yield to 4.6%, rising to 5.6% by FY2019. Shareholder payouts have actually been rising steadily since 2009 and I expect this to continue. I believe that with an undemanding forward P/E ratio of 11.9, the share price should easily recover to £4 and beyond.
pierre oreilly: CG, It's clear you don't know how orders are placed and removed from sets. To answer your initial question, orders were removed (as everyone would expect) sometime between closing and the next opening. There's no need for trades, the bid/offer changes due to orders placed or withdrawn between market close and opening. If you have dma, you can place whatever orders you like, therefore affecting the price till it's matched. cfds and sbs aren't quoted at the same price as shares. The brokers are often the market makers in those derivatives. Hence, independent of the share price, they can quote any price they like for their cfd clients (obviously they usually closely follow the sets prices), but imv sometimes do manipulate prices to close out punters, but i think they have to execute a trade at the quoted price before they can close out positions. Likewise, if cfd punters have a limit price, the quote may be at the limit and the trade not executed until another traded is executed at that price.
colonelgrim: Lads, lads, your reading too much into all this, share price is controlled by brokers, brokers will take the share price in what ever direction brings them the greatest number of day trades, and for this one its massive sudden drops and long slow recoveries, think about it! This is a sewer your trying to call!
pierre oreilly: like horse racing, betters bet against each other, and the bookies make a living. The market makers for things like cfds is likely your broker who facilitates the trade, and up bets are generally offset by downbets. The bets are rarely laid off in the stock market imv, only when the broker/mm has an overlarge net exposure. Just like share prices balancing when buys and sells match, so do cfd prices (generally they are close to the share price, but sometimes not). I'm not sure why you think if share prices are rising, everyone is gaining!
spellbrook: BT bulls tip shares to rise 56% By Lee Wild | Mon, 30th January 2017 - 17:04 BT bulls tip shares to rise 56% Much has been written about BT (BT.A) since it warned last week that fraud at the Italian business would cost it over half-a-billion pounds. But, after crashing over 20%, shares in the once-mighty telecoms monopoly are one of the most heavily traded in London. Now, investors have two more opinions to consider before trading. Barclays thought BT shares were worth 525p prior to the warning. However, even after the recent bloodbath, analyst Maurice Patrick still rates the shares 'overweight', and thinks the Italy issues and public sector slowdown are worth only a 10% downgrade to 475p, implying 56% potential upside from current levels. He nips only a fraction off earnings per share (EPS) forecasts for 2016, still pencilling in a 1.6% increase to 31.8p. But estimates for 2017 drop by 8% to 28.9p, and by 11% for next year to a below-consensus 29p. Only in 2019 do profits increase significantly to 31.6p. Downgrades are blamed on slowing revenues at the Global Services operations, which trims 2-3% off group sales, according to Barclays. Underlying pre-tax profit in 2018 is seen at £3.55 billion, down £433 million, or 11%, from previous estimates and little changed on 2017. A commitment to dividend growth of "at least" 10% for the next two years is a confidence-builder. Implying a £1.8 billion cash outlay and factoring in £800 million of net pension costs, Barclays thinks it's affordable. Estimated free cash flow of £3.4 billion in March 2019, suggests "£800 million of flex to offset potential further Enterprise weakness, higher content costs, adverse regulation or higher Fibre capex within a covered dividend". BT shares also now trade on 11.4 times EPS estimates for 2018, a big discount to EU incumbent peers on 15 times. On an enterprise value/cash profit basis they're about equal at 6.1 times. Over at Haitong Securities, analyst John Karidis has seen worse. Yes, he admits BT's the warning was a "horrible shock", and he's cut forecasts to bring numbers in line with company guidance. But the fall has been dramatic and looks overdone. "Prior to [the warning], we think the share price in part discounted Ofcom destroying significant value for BT," writes Karidis Monday. "At this level, we think the share price also expects BT not to recover any value in the areas that caused the group to profit warn. "We believe BT's stock is very undervalued based on all our recent research on Ofcom, and on all BT said to explain the profit warning last week." Haitong has also cut its perpetuity growth rate from 1% to 0% because BT's warning has damaged investors' confidence in the firm's ability to realise its good prospects. This is why Haitong's fair value estimate drops from 560p to 445p, although it does reinstate its 'buy' rating given the recent slump. "We think BT will claw back significant value in the areas that caused the profit warning," reckons Karidis. "First, BT is an accomplished cost cutter so we struggle to believe it will keep losing money in Italy after FY18." Demand in the US is also tipped to pick up, given Trump's pro-business approach. [...]
pacemaker1000: Rumours of a takeover bid responsible for today's rise!!?...."..... BT Group plc (LON:BT.A) share price has outperformed the wider market on Wednesday, climbing over a per cent higher. As recently as December of last year, BT.A was at its 2015 high of 499.80p per share. Today, at over 20% lower, share price sits around 397p at the time of writing. With share price so low, and the pound particularly weak, experts have begun to speculate over the potential for a takeover. While there has been no evidence to suggest that any companies are weighing up such an offer, there is no denying that BT is in a vulnerable position to such an approach. Needless to say, all it takes is rumour and speculation to drive share prices in either direction, and today’s whispers have seen BT surging on an otherwise difficult day for FTSE 100 companies. BT share price is still down by over 15% year-to-date, underperforming its rivals Vodafone (+6.5%) and TalkTalk (2%). However, BT has outperformed rivals Sky who find themselves down 23% YTD on the stock market. A heated argument is continuing over BT’s Openreach division, with rivals refusing to accept the outcome of the Ofcom report released last month. Regardless of how they might feel, and whatever campaign they may run, for the time being Openreach remains a part of the BT Group. Last year, Openreach brought in 40% of EBITDA.
pacemaker1000: I thought this was sorted!!.............. BT Group plc(LON:BT.A) share price fell lower in early trading on Monday morning, continuing a difficult period for the telecoms Giant. Like the benchmark index BT.A fell from Monday to Wednesday, before recovering on Thursday and Friday, however the losses outweighed the gains. Throughout last week share price fell 3% in a highly volatile few days of trading, underperforming the footsie by the same figure. Share price for the group is down around 16% year-to-date, as compared with a 6% rise for the FTSE 100. One of BT’s most successful and most expensive areas of business has been the rise of BT Sport. The group invested huge sums into expensive TV rights, and is looking for ways to utilise this monopoly to benefit other areas of business. Reports emerged this week suggesting that BT will offer EE mobile subscribers free access to BT Sport, in a move designed to bolster the newly purchased mobile operator and increase the exposure of BT Sport. EE customers will receive a six-month free trial of BT Sport channels, which offers the likes of premier league and champions league football, before being offered a cut-price subscription to keep using the service. The move aims to challenge rivals Sky, whilst also adding to the service offered by EE. In an ongoing battle over the Openreach monopoly, BT’s rivals are continuing to pressure regulator Ofcom into separating the Openreach network unit from BT. The latest twist in the story comes as Sky are looking to put further pressure on Ofcom. BT had suggested that the pensions of around 300,000 staff would be at risk should the unit be separated. However, the Times has reported that law firm Sackers has said that there are many ways in which the retirement plans of those 300,000 would be unaffected. Ofcom is set to release a new report on BT and the Openreach unit later this month to decide whether it will invoke its right to split the two. The outcome will likely affect business and share price.
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