Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Babcock International Group Plc LSE:BAB London Ordinary Share GB0009697037 ORD 60P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +5.30p +1.19% 448.90p 446.80p 447.50p 452.10p 443.00p 443.00p 931,074 16:35:03
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 4,474.8 235.2 39.5 11.4 2,270

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31/1/2018
21:59
BAB's an interesting company- I own from £9+. It's not realistically a Capita but at the same time small negatives are adding up (see last few Management updates) that make wait and see a not unreasonable attitude. Hopefully I'll be ok in the fullness of time. On margins, I think they are biased lower by passing through subcontractor costs. One thing I do think has been overlooked is a recovery in the helicopter business!
smcni1968
31/1/2018
21:45
Yup, have to agree with tournesol; an economist in the Sunday Times, who I can only assume knows his stuff, said a few months back that investors don't buy on fundamentals any more but on sentiment and the market simply doesn't like certain shares, which I thought fatuous at the time but now fear he's right and I'm up to my neck in the wrong share.
unclelen
31/1/2018
20:14
Thanks for that douglas fir. I have been buying back, after selling a few when they went above 740. I expect a good trading update on the 6th Feb. I now have 9000 at a price of around 6.74, I will not sell until they reach 740 or more!
alanr1
31/1/2018
17:40
2017: £1.17bn net debt, total revenue £5.21bn, according to their investors page
unclelen
31/1/2018
11:56
Alter ego You say "...comparisons with low margin Carillion type contracting …. are very wide of the mark." Are you sure? BAB's margins seem pretty low to me Only 6% in its largest business segment - LAND and just 10% across its business as a whole. That's not high margin is it? (Source for margin figures is most recent half year results presentation available on BAB's website.)
tournesol
31/1/2018
11:03
If BAB announced a share buy back scheme would that make shorters close their position?
dave whitby
31/1/2018
09:48
Seen the news. WOW - that is poor news.I do think BAB should come our and make a statement - being tarnished with same brush and giving clarity on its financial health, pipeline and pension position is needed
watfordhornet
31/1/2018
09:38
Missed Capita news. What was it
watfordhornet
31/1/2018
09:05
"good news counts for nothing, bad news on a different company in a marginally related area of business, wallop." My sentiments precisely!
oriana2
31/1/2018
09:02
looks like BAB tarred with same brush as Capita this morning.
alter ego
31/1/2018
09:02
Here we go again, what next? It's endless with this share, good news counts for nothing, bad news on a different company in a marginally related area of business, wallop. I just checked brokers reports within the last few weeks on Capita, some 'buys' 350-450p; in other words totally meaningless, so no comfort in the several buys, one to 980p on BAB.
unclelen
30/1/2018
21:24
My average is now 6.75 after trading, still in profit but I think there is more to come!
alanr1
30/1/2018
21:16
I did at the end of the trading day!
alanr1
30/1/2018
19:08
I hope you didn't
oriana2
22/1/2018
22:33
Thanks for the Nimis brokers note. Just waiting for news to send the share price higher. Perhaps the trading update will help - may buy some more before the update.
alanr1
19/1/2018
19:34
Trading update 6 February
smcni1968
19/1/2018
15:01
The tricky bit is to work out if the sheep are heading for the cliff, or if they're just running around in circles because the one in front is running around in circles.
yump
19/1/2018
14:57
If you imagine that you are a hedge fund and have x number of shorts to pick, which sectors would you choose ? Construction and Retailing (the physical ones) seem a good start. Assuming that you have to short, given that is your business, in the same way that investing is. Those are two sectors where margin pressure is obviously at work and the idea is to make money from the share price movements, so you pick the ones that are most vulnerable, not based on their actual figures, but based on the sentiment that people adopt just on face value. A load of analysts worried reports is enough to encourage a lot of sheep to do what you want.
yump
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