Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Bt Group Plc LSE:BT.A London Ordinary Share GB0030913577 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.18p +0.09% 198.70p 4,661,664 10:38:48
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
198.66p 198.68p 199.62p 198.38p 199.18p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Fixed Line Telecommunications 23,428.00 2,666.00 21.80 9.1 19,716.7

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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 198.52p.
Bt Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 198.20p and a 12 week average price of 198.20p.
The 1 year high share price is 268.60p while the 1 year low share price is currently 198.20p.
There are currently 9,922,846,136 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 25,190,203 shares. The market capitalisation of Bt Group Plc is £19,716,695,272.23.
nige co: Pacemaker, yes I agree with you. I'm considering selling my safe haven premium bonds and doubling up on BT. My average BT price is 217. BT won't make me a millionaire that's not to say PB's will. But I believe long-term BT will recover and prove to be an excellent investment. It's just a matter of timing, how low will the share price go? In this market who knows.
grupo guitarlumber: Relief for BT investors as telecoms giant retains dividend payout but cautious outlook puts small dent in share price A 'very challenging and competitive' market was behind a 2% earnings fall However chief executive Philip Jansen said dividends won't be cut for 2 years That still didn't stop its shares falling by 1% By Adrian Lowery for and Holly Williams, Press Association Published: 10:40 BST, 9 May 2019 | Updated: 10:40 BST, 9 May 2019 Investors in BT received mixed signals today as the telecoms giant revealed it would retain its dividend payout but warned that revenues and profits are set to fall over the year ahead. BT blamed a 'very challenging and competitive UK market' as it revealed a 2 per cent fall in underlying earnings to £7.4billion over the full year to the end of March. BT's underlying earnings in the full year to March fell by 2%, but shareholders won't face a dividend axe despite the downbeat figures +1 BT's underlying earnings in the full year to March fell by 2%, but shareholders won't face a dividend axe despite the downbeat figures But the downbeat figures were leavened by the news that they would not lead to a reduction in the dividend paid on the company's shares. Recently appointed chief executive Philip Jansen said the shareholder payout would remain unchanged for 2018/19 and also for 2019/20 'given our outlook for earnings and cash flow'. This came as a relief to investors after speculation that the group was considering cutting dividends, but even that couldn't stop traders staging a minor sell-off: the stock was last trading 2.25p or 1.03 per cent down at 217.00p. The pessimism in the City was sparked by BT's cautious note that underlying earnings are expected to fall to between £7.2billion and £7.3billion over 2019/20, with a drop of around 2 per cent in adjusted revenues. On a statutory basis, pre-tax profits lifted 2 per cent to £2.7billion in the year to March 31 on revenues 1 per cent lower at £23.4billion. Mr Jansen, who took on the top job in February, said: 'While we are really well positioned in a very challenging and competitive UK market, we have a lot of work to do to ensure we remain successful and deliver long-term, sustainable value to our shareholders. 'We need to invest to improve our customer propositions and competitiveness. 'We need to invest to stay ahead in our fixed, mobile and core networks, and we need to invest to overhaul our business to ensure that we are using the latest systems and technology to improve our efficiency and become more agile.' On announcing full-year figures, BT also increased its target for deploying ultrafast fibre connectivity to fourmillion premises by 2020/21 from its previous goal of threemillion premises. By the mid-2020s, BT said it aims to pass 15million premises, up from its previous target of 10million. It added that restructuring efforts were on track, having achieved annual cost savings of £875million. BT swung the axe on 13,000 jobs last year under its revamp plans.
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.
smurfy2001: TalkTalk's share price falls as telecoms group issues warning on profits - but customer numbers rise Annual earnings now expected to come in between £245m to £250m Analysts had previously expected earnings to come in at around £259m FTSE 250 listed group's share price fell over 10% earlier and is now down 7% hTtps://
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.
pacemaker1000: Here’s the whole article.... BT’s share price spiked and then plummeted after the FT’s Alphaville column reported on rumours that Deutsche Telekom “has recently been working with advisors” on a full takeover of its UK rival. So, should you buy shares now? The short answer is no. Any takeover discussions surrounding beleaguered telecoms group BT (BT.A) are likely to be in the early stages, so even if the company is forced to put out an announcement following media speculation, it’s unlikely to contain any clarity. Then there’s the issue of the pension deficit which, at last count stood at a whopping £7.7bn, or 30 per cent of the current market value. We can’t see any buyer wanting to take that on – in the first half of the group’s 2019 financial year, the pension deficit swallowed £2bn worth of cash. And how about the fact that BT has just appointed a new chief executive? It’s not likely Philip Jansen will have ditched his job at Worldpay (and the £2m worth of share options he owned then) for a company which is in the midst of a takeover offer. We don’t think Mr Jansen would have the stomach for another mega-merger – he’s spent the best part of 2018 negotiating the collaboration between Worldpay and Vantiv and attempting to integrate the two digital payment giants. Then again, Mr Jansen may have been asked to head up the whole company. It’s also worth noting that Deutsche Telekom is facing rising competition in its domestic market from BT’s old British rival Vodafone. The latter bought the German telecoms assets of Liberty Global earlier this year which has hugely elevated its market share in Germany. BT itself is facing enormous competition across Europe and is having to invest heavily in its infrastructure and content to fight off rivals. Collaboration may be key. Broker Numis is continuing to insist that BT’s share price will keep climbing and if the rumours are true and Deutsche Telekom is mulling an offer, investors would do well to buy in now. But we don’t think that looks likely. It turns out the long answer is no too.
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
hamhamham1: BT Group plc: does a 7% share price rise suggest further gains are ahead? The last month has seen the BT Group plc (LON:BT.A) (BT.A.L) share price rise by around 7%. That’s a strong performance in my view. I had anticipated that investor sentiment could remain weak until the appointment of a new CEO, but the stock market seems to have warmed slightly to the long-term prospects for the business. Of course, there could be significant change ahead for the FTSE 100 company. A new CEO may look to overhaul the strategy which is currently in place – even though it has been live for a relatively short space of time. This could create instability, with the prospect of changes to dividend policy, investment in sports rights and the breadth of the company’s operations having the potential to cause a period of uncertainty. In my view, the current strategy adopted by BT could have a positive impact on its share price. It appears to be focusing on the right areas, with cost reductions and investment in its pay-tv offering having the potential to boost its financial performance in the long run. Sure, those changes come at a cost. Investment in sports rights has been a drain on cash at a time when pension liabilities and dividends have become more costly. But with interest rates set to rise as soon as later today, the affordability of major pension schemes could improve for companies such as BT. Looking ahead, I expect increasing volatility to occur. Major changes could be ahead, and this could lead to investors pricing-in a larger discount in the form of a lower valuation. Already, the stock has a PE ratio of around 9, which is one of the lowest ratings in the FTSE 100 at the moment. Therefore, while I’m bullish about the long-term turnaround prospects for the stock, I think that in the short run there could be increasing volatility ahead. hTtps://
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