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Bt Group Plc LSE:BT.A London Ordinary Share GB0030913577 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -2.06 -1.07% 190.00 23,123,167 16:35:16
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
190.00 190.04 192.38 188.48 192.30
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Fixed Line Telecommunications 23,428.00 2,666.00 21.80 8.7 -
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:24:26 O 101,996 192.30 GBX

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Bt Daily Update: Bt Group Plc is listed in the Fixed Line Telecommunications sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BT.A. The last closing price for Bt was 192.06p.
Bt Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 188.48p and a 12 week average price of 188.48p.
The 1 year high share price is 268.60p while the 1 year low share price is currently 188.48p.
There are currently 9,922,862,901 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 28,834,759 shares. The market capitalisation of Bt Group Plc is £18,853,439,511.90.
adrian j boris: THE MOTELY FOOL This is what I’d do with the Vodafone share price right now Roland Head | Sunday, 7th July, 2019 | More on: VOD Illustration showing how the world is connected Image source: Getty Images. The Vodafone Group (LSE: VOD) share price is bumping along at about 130p — its lowest level since the 2008 financial crisis. Is the telecom giant’s lowly share price justified? Probably, in my view. Should you sell the shares? I don’t think so. Here, I’ll explain why I feel holding onto Vodafone stock might be the best plan right now. Finally, what a relief! In May, Vodafone boss Nick Read finally bowed to necessity and cut the group’s dividend by 40%. Shareholders may have felt disappointed, but in my view this was a good decision that should end up helping investors. When I last looked at the telecoms giant in March, I explained why I thought the group’s debt levels were too high. My view was that the company’s latest issue of debt seemed like a cunning plan, but didn’t leave any scope for debt repayments. Put simply, I thought Read was in danger of being too clever for his own good. A cash cow? The dividend cut put Vodafone back on my radar as a potential buy. You see, despite the firm’s heavy investment in new networks, its free cash flow is still pretty good. Last year, the firm generated €4.4bn of free cash flow, even after buying 5G spectrum and paying cash restructuring costs. This level of free cash flow would have been swallowed up by the old dividend, leaving no cash spare for debt reduction. But my sums suggest if this level of cash generation can be maintained, the new reduced dividend should leave about €1.5bn spare to help reduce debt. Ultimately, that’s good news for shareholders as it makes the dividend safer. Buy, sell or hold? I think Vodafone could remain out of favour with investors for a little while longer yet. But I no longer view the stock as a sell. In my view, the company’s continued strong cash generation and dividend cut make the valuation seem much more appealing. It’s worth noting that at current levels, this global business is trading on just 8.7 times free cash flow. I think that’s an attractive valuation, if it’s sustainable. A second attraction is that earnings are expected to rise significantly next year. Broker forecasts show City analysts expect earnings to rise by 27% to €0.10 per share in 2020/21. That would put the stock on a fairly reasonable rating of 14 times earnings. Even after the dividend cut, VOD shares offer a forecast dividend yield of 6.9% for the current year. That puts the shares firmly into high-yield territory. I won’t be adding Vodafone shares to my portfolio, because I already own BT Group shares. The broadband and mobile group is too similar for me to want to double up. But if I was looking for a telecoms dividend stock to buy today, Vodafone would definitely be on my radar and might be my top choice.
florenceorbis: Orange to Sell BT Group Stake share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook share via e-mail 0 06/27/2019 | 06:48pm BST By Adria Calatayud French telecommunications group Orange said Thursday that it plans to offload its 248 million shares, representing a 2.5% stake, in British peer BT Group PLC (BT.A.LN) through a private placement. Orange said it will no longer have any exposure to BT shares after completing the share placement. The final terms of the placement will determined by Orange at the conclusion of the bookbuilding process. The transaction is expected to settle on July 2, the French company said. Based on BT's closing share price on Thursday, Orange's stake is worth 492.9 million pounds ($625 million). BT shares have fallen 16.5% since the start of 2019. BT said it intends to participate in the offering and has placed an order to repurchase shares up to a maximum value of GBP80 million. Orange received its stake in BT as part of the British company's acquisition of EE, which was completed in January 2016. Deutsche Telekom AG also received BT shares as part of the EE deal and currently maintains a 12.1% stake in the company, according to FactSet data. Write to Adria Calatayud at
mbmiah: Spanish unit worth 300 million euros. Share price barely moved. The share price tanked 30 percent when the Italian saga broke out losing 500 million quid. Market only responds to negative news.
mr_rooster: Toon1966, the price movement is ridiculous because BT produced a positive unqualified audited report, held up dividend and the CEO bought just over £3m worth of shares. Today, share price dived over 3% on what? a lousy broker note that sees BT is ~20% overpriced but Vodafone share price can double in the next 12 month. They didn’t even mention in % or £mil how much more capex will be needed, it may well have been accounted for in BT’s forward plan.
waldron: BT Downgraded by Analysts Despite "Making Steady Progress" Morningstar analysts say the telecoms firm is moving in the right direction and its shares remain undervalued, despite a tough regulatory environment James Gard 30 May, 2019 | 11:03AM BT FTSE 100 telecoms giant BT (BT.) has been downgraded by Morningstar analysts amid concerns over regulatory pressure affecting profit margins. Despite the drop in its fair value estimate from 360p to 320p, the company remains undervalued, according to analyst Michael Hodel, with shares currently trading below 200p after sustained share price weakness in recent years. “We believe the firm is gradually moving in the right direction, but progress will likely be slow,” he says. BT has been in a strong position as the only “convergedR21; operator offering fixed-line telecoms, broadband and mobile phone services, but the benefits of this position have started to slow as BT has failed to overcome regulatory, operational and competitive challenges. The most contentious and costly issue for BT in recent years has been its infrastructure business Openreach, which regulator Ofcom forced it to split out from its consumer business in 2017. As owner of the telecoms infrastructure, BT sells network access to the likes of Sky and Virgin, but Morningstar analysts say the company does not make a profit from this operation. “We expect Ofcom will continue to pressure the prices Openreach charges for network access,” Hodel argues; this is one of the main drivers of the share price downgrade. Hodel says the cost of running Openreach has dragged on BT’s profits and revenues as well as stalling its upgrade plans. Currently 3 million customer locations (business and residential premises) have access to super-fast broadband, and BT says it can boost this to 15 million by around 2025 if the regulator allows it to make a better return from Openreach. Regulatory pressures on prices at Openreach have “forced BT to constantly cut costs to preserve margins”, Hodel says. Change at the Top Under former chief executive Gavin Patterson, BT spent big to build market share in its consumer business, setting up BT Sport to take on Sky Sports and buying the rights to Champions League football in 2013. In 2016, BT bought mobile phone company EE, which in 2012 became the first network to roll out 4G coverage. (Today it is the first network to roll out 5G). Nevertheless, BT’s share price has struggled in recent years, falling from nearly 500p in 2016 to nearly 200p today. Brexit is expected to hit the company’s European revenues, and the competition among mobile phone providers has intensified. Vodafone (VOD), which has recently cut its dividend by 40%, faces similar pressures. In terms of City brokers, Numis has a share price target for BT of 340p and a buy rating, just above Morningstar’s fair value, while Societe Generale has just reiterated its buy recommendation with a new target price of 320p. The share price slump has pushed BT’s yield to above 7%, making it ones of the top yielders in the FTSE 100. Chief executive Gavin Patterson left in February and was replaced by Philip Jansen. Investor disquiet over the share price, job cuts, missed profit targets and even the move out of the firm’s HQ for 150 years brought an end to Patterson’s tenure with the firm. Jansen said this month as BT announced full-year results that “we have a lot of work to do to … deliver long term sustainable value to our shareholders”. Last year’s final results showed a fall of 1% in revenue to £23 billion, and BT expects revenue to fall 2% in this financial year.
la forge: Iain Gilbert Sharecast News 01 May, 2019 16:42 Broker tips: BT, Burford Capital, BP, Ferrexpo, Just Eat bt, openreach, cable, broadband, internet Morgan Stanley has highlighted a range of strategies BT’s newly installed chief executive could unveil next week, including spinning out Openreach, but has warned there is a real chance that there will be no significant changes to the strategy announced at the full-year results. Morgan Stanley said there was a 15% chance that Jansen could adopt a bullish stance at the results and announce a range of wide-reaching measures aimed at shaking up BT's long-term strategy. Possibilities include significantly reducing headcount, selling non-core, lower-margin assets, or separating out the fixed line network business Openreach. “We think network separation would be most well received,” the analysts noted. “New opex targets and/or disposal of non-core assets could also be met favourably, albeit to a smaller degree.” They argued BT's shares could improve by as much as 12% in this situation, noting: “BT's shares have been among the worst performers in telecoms, with the total return down 3% in the year-to-date and 39% in three years, suggesting that a different strategy from here could be preferable.” Morgan Stanley said a more bullish approach could include announcing plans to cut the dividend or increase capex from £3.7bn currently to around £4.5bn, to funder higher fibre investments, which would weigh on the shares. “We would expect to see selling pressure from dividend investors, but do not anticipate the shares to fall by as much as the near-term free cash flow downgrade,” the bank said. “Higher near-term capex could drive longer-term profitability and, ultimately, a more favourable relationship with the regulator Ofcom.” However, Morgan Stanley, which has an 'equal-weight' rating on BT and a price target of 250p, said the most likely outcome was that there would be “no major deviations in strategy” at the results, which would be met with "modest disappointment". The focus instead would be on free cash flow and dividend; it is forecasting FCF for the 2020 of £2.1bn, down from £2.4bn in 2019, “reflecting headwinds in Consumer and Openreach”. It sees the dividend held flat year-on-year at 15.4p. Analysts at Canaccord Genuity slashed their target price on shares of stockmarket darling Burford Capital, flagging 20 areas of risk/concern to clients which they believed might be going unappreciated. The target price was cut from 1,543p to 1,196p and the recommendation was kept at 'sell'. Among other things, the Canadian broker saw a risk that the provider of arbitration and litigation finance might be forced to either pursue a new fundraising or cut back on lending should realisations fail to materialise at the level it was forecasting. They also challenged the company's claim to an 85% return on invested capital on concluded & partially realised investments, saying that their own analysis revealed a ROIC of 51% on those that had been concluded and of 36% for those that were partially realised. Hence, they cut their earnings per share estimates for the firm's financial years 2019 and 2020 by approximately 18% each one but for 2019 they were still anticipating adjusted profits before tax would more than double, excluding fair-value movements. They were also careful to explain that "For the avoidance of doubt, we see real opportunity for investors in the growth of the litigation funding market." "Equally, we also believe BUR has built an impressive, market-leading position and is generating attractive returns." Analysts at Jefferies reiterated their 'buy' recommendation and 600p target price for oil giant BP's shares on Wednesday, pointing to the potential for the company to lower its gearing and highlighting the success of its downstream activities. The company's balance sheet was still "stretched and under pressure", with gearing above 30%, but as divestiture proceeds came in that could be reduced to the mid-20% level, Jefferies said. The analysts also called attention to BP's big beat in Downstream, thanks to a "strong contribution" from trading, which drove results that came in 14% ahead of consensus and 21% above their own estimates. Among the potential catalysts for share price gains, Jefferies cited share buybacks to fully offset the dilution from its script dividends in the third quarter of 2017, which management had pencilled-in for completion by year end 2019. Also cited as potential drivers of the share price were asset divestitures to fund its liabilities from the Macondo oil spill and the acquisition of BHP's acreage in the Permian.
nige co: While a BT share price of £4.55 maybe a bit punchy, BT current share price of £2.29 looks under-valued to me. I'm happy to hold for now, collect my 7% dividends currently on offer, and wait on the market to re-rate BT. I intend holding for a share price of at least £3.00. JMO.
gotnorolex: 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, this was to protect the quarry of being taken over cheaply, in the vain hope that the BT.A share price would be high and out of reach come Jan 2019. But currently have a share price collapse and a 50% discount from the time of the deal. So hence the speculation of a "Timely Tutonic Takeover" edit: the euro is also about 25% stronger than in 2016.
adrian j boris: Barclays points to headwinds for telco Analysts nevertheless lift valuation on former telecoms monopoly Tsveta Zikolova by Tsveta Zikolova Friday, 09 Nov 2018, 13:48 GMT BT share price: Barclays points to headwinds for telco Barclays argues that BT Group (LON:BT.A) faces a number of headwinds in coming quarters, Proactive Investors has reported. The comments came as the broker lifted its price target on the former telecoms monopoly. BT’s share price has fallen marginally into the red in today’s session, having given up 0.12 percent to 254.70p as of 13:30 GMT. The stock is outperforming the broader UK market, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index which currently stands 0.66 percent lower at 7,093.75 points. The group’s shares have added about 1.6 percent to their value over the past year, as compared with about a 5.3-percent dip in the Footsie. Barclays weighs in on BT Barclays reaffirmed BT as an ‘equal weight’ today, while lifting its price target on the shares from 250p to 260p. “BT’s recent share price outperformance reflects a solid 2Q result, with EBITDA well ahead of expectations on solid cost execution,” the analysts pointed out, as quoted by Proactive Investors. “This raises in our view the question of whether the steady drip of earnings cuts that have plagued the name for the past few quarters is now over.” The broker, however, noted that “the former telecoms monopoly was set to see a number of headwinds in the coming quarters, notably Openreach wholesale price cuts, fixed retail market share losses, and continued enterprise pressure”. The comments came after BT updated investors on its interim performance this month, noting that it expected its full-year earnings to come in at the upper end of its guidance. Other analysts on telco Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed BT as a ‘sector performer’ this week, without specifying a price target on the shares. According to MarketBeat, the blue-chip telco currently has a consensus ‘hold’ rating and an average valuation of 273.33p. As of 13:50 GMT, Friday, 09 November, BT Group plc share price is 254.92p.
hamhamham1: With sector rotation now gaining more acceptance as the next stage of this economic cycle. I wonder if buying into the telecoms in the US also includes buying BT ADR's? They certainly look good value with the BT share price down and the dollar up... See below for the approx buy rates in dollars for BT shares over the past 5 years: Sep-14 BT Share Price GBP - £3.98 USD/GBP rate - 1.63 BT Share Price USD - $6.49 Sep-15 BT Share Price GBP - £4.15 USD/GBP rate - 1.56 BT Share Price USD - $6.47 Sep-16 BT Share Price GBP - £3.90 USD/GBP rate - 1.3 BT Share Price USD - $5.07 Sep-17 BT Share Price GBP - £2.84 USD/GBP rate - 1.35 BT Share Price USD - $3.83 Current BT Share Price GBP - £2.26 USD/GBP rate - 1.28 BT Share Price USD - $2.89 So, looking very cheap if you have dollars to invest! I have also put in the price that would have been paid for BT shares in USD when BT shares hit their peak in Nov-15: Highest GBP share price over last 5 yrs (Nov-15) BT Share Price GBP - £4.99 USD/GBP rate - 1.27 BT Share Price USD - USD 6.34
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