Well said dumsy. A takeover is the only quick way to recover the SP.
I want the ITV guy to takeover who as just left, Adam Crozier. Shareprice went up 200% when he took over ITV.
When Bloomberg asked Gavin Patterson are you a takeover target now, he said you can never say never.
When Paterson was asked is BT a takeover target, he said you can never say never.
Come on Deutche Telecom, or T Mobile, Apple.
Monty, maybe the price is being hit recently due to some people reading old posts - you know, the ones where you are saying the pension is a killer, vod will trounce bt, the takeover is duff, mrs pendergast has terrible problems with noise on her line ... you know that endless gunk you used to post very recently.
Been struggling to get above 314 for a day or two. Once through we should be o.k.
A feeling now that all the bad news is behind us,results should be o.k. with the extensive advertising that BT have done and subscriptions should be well up.
A takeover or joint venture should not be ruled out at the current price. A few must be running their tape measures over the figures.
Expect more Bulls (NOT SHEEP) will start buying BT using their new tax year ISA allowance starting tomorrow and it will start rising again.More sustainable rise will come after the results on 11th May when a lot of the current uncertainty is removed and more investors recognise the intrinsic value and 5% yield with potential takeover upside.Would not be surprised to see some current bears turn bulls in the not too distant future.Good luck all.
Funnily enough its Deutsche Telecom that has been associated with possible takeover of BT - goes back some years as well.
TUPE lasts for ever!Any takeover must not disadvantage the existing employment conditions enjoyed by the employee...and it extends to their pension rights.
Those of you waiting for a full split of OR from BT, beware what you wish for. Sky is in the wings, waiting for the opportunity for a takeover. Never say never. and don't quote competition rules. Murdoch rules ok.
Sharon White on BBC this am - not sure she understand what a telephone is, let alone broadband.
Great news about Jan du Plessis taking over as Chairman this year.His appointment will strengthen BT and his international M&A experience including leading the negotiations for SABMiller's Â£79 billion takeover by ABInBev could be very very useful if/when BT is absorbed by AT&T or one of the other global players.The future is going to be better than the recent past!Good luck to Jan and all fellow investors.
LOL. The 'takeover' word has raised its head again in our evening rag !
There were rumours years ago Google would takeover BT, Ofcom would love it. Pension funds wiped out with pocket money from Google massive funds.
Come on Google 500p will do it.
Then, China Tel will undertake an elusive takeover
Terms of BT's EE buy-out stipulate that Deutsche Telekom cannot hold more than 15 per cent of BT shares for three years after the deal closes.
But, in 2019 the chances of a German takeover of the UK incumbent telco will be high.
Unclear what would happen if the UK votes to leave the EU in this year's referendum.
Did the market think it was Enron? No, the cables are real, the internet works only issue is if management can steer those assets to the greater good but even if not there's takeover risk to someone who will. Pension, not a real risk only if you believe mathematical models. In reality the world could blow up tomorrow if you really want to take a down view. Let's see where it goes, market will decide.
Would anyone consider a takeover bid?
possible takeover bid?
At the right price I suppose ;-)
'BT could face a Teutonic takeover in 2019'