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Posted at 06/10/2022 09:20 by 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 126.35p.
Bt Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 120.05p and a 12 week average price of 120.05p.
The 1 year high share price is 201.40p while the 1 year low share price is currently 120.05p.
There are currently 9,928,332,318 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 23,828,402 shares. The market capitalisation of Bt Group Plc is £12,484,877,889.89.
Posted at 18/9/2022 10:37 by waldron
FWIW Is now finally the time to load up on BT shares? Despite their poor performance, this Fool thinks BT shares would be a strong addition to his portfolio. Here, he explains why. Charlie Keough THE MOTELY FOOL Published 18 September, 9:00 am BST The trajectory of BT (LSE: BT-A) shares will no doubt have been leaving investors feeling gloomy in recent times. The telecommunications giant is a FTSE 100 stalwart. And while it’s failed to excite for a while, I think its current price could be appealing. Here’s why. BT share price history Let’s start by assessing the performance of the stock. Looking at the BT share price across the last five years isn’t pretty reading. Since then, its share price is down over 50%. The stock flirted with the 300p mark back then. Today, a share costs just 140p. The last year has told a similar tale. In this time, it’s down 9%. And these losses have only continued in 2022. The main reason for this is inflation. Rates going higher have seen investor confidence in the market go lower. While BT isn’t alone in its struggles as this year has seen a monumental amount wiped off global markets, it’s still not good news for shareholders. On top of this, the business has also been in the news following staff strikes. The firm had been embroiled in discussions with the Communication Workers Union regarding calls for a pay rise amid the cost-of-living crisis. But BT’s offers haven’t satisfied the union. Not all down and out It’s clear to see BT has faced headwinds. However, I see potential with the stock. Firstly, its dividend yield will most certainly come in handy during these times. For the year ended March 2022, its payout totalled 7.7p per share. At current levels, that equates to a 5.5% yield. And while it’s not inflation-beating, it offers me a greater hedge against inflation than the FTSE 100 average. Another enticing factor is a potential takeover by French billionaire Patrick Drahi. He currently owns an 18% stake in the firm. And with the UK government providing Drahi an unexpected all-clear regarding his stake, this could open the door for a takeover attempt in the months ahead. This would provide the BT share price with a boost. Of course, I don’t buy solely based on speculative factors such as a takeover that may or may not happen. You see, I also think there’s long-term value in the stock. What I like about BT is the large infrastructure it already has in place. This provides it with some higher degree of pricing power. This was seen with raised prices for broadband and mobile contracts boosting its sales in the last quarter. With the continuous expansion of its Openreach network, which now reaches 8m homes and businesses across the UK, I think BT has solid foundations to excel. My biggest concern is its debt. As of 30 June, its net debt stood at £18.9bn, which is a monumental sum. With interest rates rising, and with further hikes expected, this will make the debt harder to eradicate. Is now the time? So, is now a good time to load up on some shares? I’d say yes. It’s been a tough year for BT. And I’d expect it to face further headwinds. While I have no spare cash right now, if I did I’d open a small position in the stock today. Its large infrastructure provides it with an edge. And its dividend yield and a potential takeover are also a draw.
Posted at 06/9/2022 13:06 by gibbs1
Oliver Haill 12:17 Tue 06 Sep 2022 The pressures on BT's business-facing units had perhaps previously been underestimated, analysts said BT Group PLC (LSE:BT.A) shares were hit by a downgrade from Berenberg on Tuesday, sparked by concerns about the pressure on the telecoms group's business-facing divisions. The rating on the stock was cut from 'buy' to 'hold', with the share price target trimmed to 190p from 220p. Analysts said recent first-quarter results from the FTSE 100 group raised a "multitude of questions" about the investment case, including whether BT's average revenue per user growth will slow in coming quarters in line with rivals as contracts come to an end, and whether capital expenditure guidance is realistic given the high figure in the quarter. What's more, infrastructure wing Openreach reported a decline in its broadband base, prompting analyst Carl Murdock-Smith to wonder: "is this the first evidence of alternative networks starting to impact? Will Virgin Media O2 have success in entering the wholesale market, or acquire TalkTalk, putting Openreach’s revenues at long-term risk?" The pressures on BT's business-facing units had perhaps previously been underestimated, the analyst acknowledged, pondering if the performance has "bottomed or could there be further downside?" The spinning off of BT Sport into a joint venture with Warner Bros Discovery Inc (NASDAQ:WBD), which completed on 1 September, "should prove broadly EBITDA neutral", while the 18% stake taken by Altice owner Patrick Drahi, which was recently waved through by Downing Street, "creates optionality", the analyst said. "While his motivations remain unclear, this creates the possibility of newsflow (or at least speculation) that could cause the share price to increase." By the time the group resolves all these issues, "we will then be approaching the general election, at which point the pricing and Openreach debates will increasingly take over". At the bottom line, BT shares look "cheap on earnings", Murdock-Smith said, with the shares available for eight times forecast earnings per share, this metric can "smooth out" the sort of big investment the telecoms group needs to make. On a valuation based on cash flow, the shares look "expensive" at 16 times operational free cash flow. Proactive
Posted at 15/7/2022 21:10 by saltaire111
Don’t really understand the share price reaction to industrial action. When they go on strike, the company will save a fortune in wages costs. The management team will learn how they can run the company more efficiently and then they can lose more workers as a result, without adversely impacting the company. I would have expected the share price to increase! Salty.
Posted at 15/5/2022 08:36 by sarkasm
THE MOTELY FOOL 3 reasons to buy – and not buy – BT Group shares The BT Group share price has a rock-bottom valuation right now. Is this a red flag or does it make the FTSE 100 firm too cheap to miss? Royston Wild❯ Published 15 May, 8:18 am BST The BT Group (LSE: BT-A) share price proved ultra-resilient during the market volatility of last week. Yet on paper, BT’s share price still looks ultra cheap. The telecoms giant trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.5 times, comfortably inside bargain territory of 10 times and less. Meanwhile BT’s dividend yield sits at a healthy 4.4% for 2022. Reasons to be cheerful Some stocks command ultra-low valuations because of their weak earnings prospects. However, there are reasons why BT (and by extension its share price) could have a very bright future. These include: #1: EE rebranding. BT is taking steps to rejuvenate its disappointing consumer division by rebadging products there under its EE mobile brand. This could be a masterstroke given the popularity and acclaim that EE commands. It won the uSwitch award for ‘fastest mobile network’ for the third year running in 2022. #2: An improved sports product. Last week BT sealed the deal on a 50:50 joint venture with broadcasting colossus Warner Bros. Discovery. The deal will create a pay-TV sport powerhouse, adding events like the Olympics to BT’s portfolio that might significantly boost subscriptions. #3: Huge infrastructure investment. BT’s heavy investment infrastructure could pay off handsomely as Britain digitises its economy. The FTSE 100 firm is spending £15bn to roll its fibre network out to 25m homes by 2025, up from a prior target of 20m. It is also taking steps to roll out 5G across the whole of the UK by 2028. Why I worry for BT’s share price But right now these factors aren’t enough to tempt me to buy BT shares. I’m still worried about the company and its share price for several reasons, including: #1: The impact of Britain’s cooling economy. BT’s revenues are highly sensitive to broader economic conditions. It therefore faces extreme near-term pressure as consumer spending declines and businesses struggle to make ends meet. Britain’s economy contracted 0.1% in March after flatlining in February and rising 0.7% in January. #2: Colossal competition. The cost of living crisis is made even worse for BT given the massive competition it faces. Customers are likely to be increasingly shopping around for a better deal in the months ahead. What’s more, BT’s Openreach division faces a fight to fend off Virgin Media O2’s entry into the infrastructure business. #3: Massive debt levels. There’s also no getting away from the fact that BT’s balance sheet remains pretty unnerving. Net debt continues to rise and it breached £18bn in the first quarter of 2022. This casts a shadow over the company’s growth plans and its ability to keep paying big dividends to its shareholders.
Posted at 06/3/2022 15:08 by the grumpy old men
THE MOTELY FOOL I’m buying now while the BT share price stays so low Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 6th March, 2022 The BT (LSE: BT.A) share price has plunged over the past few weeks. I think this is a fantastic opportunity for long-term investors like myself to snap up some shares in the telecommunications giant at a discount price. Improving potential As the largest telecommunications company in the UK, BT has certain defensive qualities about it. While some consumers might decide to cut back on spending in an uncertain economic environment and reduce expenditures on premium packages provided by the group, they are unlikely to cut back on the basic services. This suggests the company will continue to have a steady stream of income from customers buying its broadband and phone deals. BT has been investing heavily in its offer over the past couple of years. This investment has had a significant impact on the company’s bottom line. It is spending billions on building out its fibre broadband network, and this money is not going to shareholders. Some investors might be disappointed by the company’s decision to spend so much on building out its network, but I believe it is the right decision. The UK telecoms market is incredibly competitive, and BT needs to keep spending to stay ahead of the competition. Investments pay off These initiatives are already starting to yield results. City analysts have pencilled in earnings growth of around 6% for the 2023 financial year, the first time the company will report growth since 2016. That is assuming the corporation hits these projections. There is no guarantee that it will. Rising costs and the competitive environment are all challenges the management will have to overcome in the next few quarters. Still, if the company does meet these forecasts, the BT share price looks inexpensive at current levels. It is currently selling at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 8.6. That is below its five-year average, which is around 10. After cutting its dividend in 2020, the company is also expected to hike its distribution in the next two financial years. Based on current projections, the stock is expected to support a dividend yield of 4.3% for the 2022 financial year and 4.3% for 2023. BT share price outlook Considering all of the above, I would be more than happy to add BT to my portfolio today. As the economic and geopolitical outlook becomes more and more uncertain, companies with defensive qualities like BT could come back in favour with investors. There is no guarantee the market will re-rate the stock to a higher multiple. Nevertheless, it could act as a safe haven for investors in stormy waters in an uncertain environment. The company will almost certainly face some challenges as we advance, but it is trying to meet these challenges head-on with increased spending. So far, the results are positive. I am excited to see what the future holds for the enterprise. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned.
Posted at 12/2/2022 09:24 by diku
156p Jan 2024???...in other words its a casino and nobody knows what the share price is going to be...pure speculation and hope for the best... Looking at it from a longer-term perspective, an algorithm-based BT share price forecast for 2021-2025 by Wallet Investor saw the price this time next year being £1.72, then declining steadily until reaching £1.56 per share by January 2024 and £1.89 in January 2027. When looking for BT share price predictions, bear in mind that analysts’ forecasts can be wrong. Analysts’ projections are based on making a fundamental and technical study of the company’s performance. Past performance never guarantees future results, however. Do your own research and always remember your decision to trade depends on your attitude to risk, your expertise in this market, the spread of your investment portfolio and how comfortable you feel about losing money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose.
Posted at 12/2/2022 09:13 by grupo guitarlumber
I think the BT share price could soar if this happens Andrew Woods | Friday, 11th February, 2022 Key points There are two possible deals concerning the BT Sport brand Altice owner Patrick Drahi has increased his stake from 12.1% to 18%, sparking takeover rumours Cash flow increased 6% in recent results A telecommunications giant, BT Group (LSE:BT.A) is an instantly recognisable British firm. Boasting brands like BT Sport and EE, the company is a FTSE 100 stalwart. With the potential sale of BT Sport, takeover rumours and some interesting financial results, I think the BT share price could be about to soar. Should I now be adding this business to my own portfolio? Let’s take a closer look. Sales, takeover rumours, and the BT share price Just this month, the firm announced it was in the final stages of selling its Premier League rights to US streaming service DAZN. This deal, thought to be worth $800m, would be a welcome cash injection for BT, which has a not insignificant debt pile of around £18.2bn. This transaction is complicated, however, as it has reportedly stalled. This is primarily because of the possibility of a joint sports venture with Discovery Communications. This would be an equal venture, with BT adding Eurosport UK to its portfolio of channels. While this may complicate the DAZN deal, it may also be lucrative and its conclusion may cause the BT share price to soar. Rumours have also been swirling since December 2021 about a possible takeover of BT. The talk increased after Patrick Drahi, the owner of European telecommunications giant Altice, increased his stake in BT from 12.1% to 18%. This purchase attracted a lot of attention. Many are wondering if Drahi is steadily increasing his stake to avoid the costs associated with a bid offer. In any case, we will not uncover his true intentions until the summer, due to UK takeover regulations. While a successful takeover would likely see the BT share price take off, we will need to wait a little longer to find out. Mixed financial results In the recent financial report for the nine months to 31 December 2021, BT reported a mixed bag of results. During this period, profit fell by around 3% and revenue dropped by 2%. The firm stated that this was down to “Covid-19 and supply chain problems”. For me, these appear to be short-term issues that will subside with time. On the flip side, cash flow increased markedly by 6%, from £830m to £878m. This means that the company has the luxury of cash with which to expand or strengthen its balance sheet. This should have a very positive impact on the BT share price. The exciting prospect of either a sale of the BT Sport brand or a joint venture might indeed the send the BT share price flying. With more information expected soon, I will be buying shares now. While the takeover rumours are interesting, and would positively impact the share price, I am more focused on the cash flow improvements that place the firm in a stronger financial position. Andrew Woods The Motley Fool UK
Posted at 11/2/2022 08:04 by maywillow
CAPITAL.COM UK telecoms giant BT continues its strong march into 2022 despite results that temporarily disppointed the market. As of today (9 February) its shares have risen 18% this calendar year so far to £1.975 In its third quarter results BT posted revenues of £15.68bn down 2% on the same period last year and pre-tax profits of £1.54bn which were down 3% year on year. It blamed delayed Covid-19 recovery and supply chain issues for the downturn. That decline in both revenue and profits is what disappointed the market but on consideration it took heart from the growth in both its full fibre and 5G roll out programmes - both viewed as critical to BT's future. In the days since the results BT has put 8% on its share price. The company also announced significant moves in how it intends to strengthen its play in the content and TV business. It had two announcements. It has agreed in principle with that Sky "will provide our customers more choice and more flexibility for the next decade". It has also opened discussions with the Discovery channel possibly leading to a new joint venture between BT Sport and Eurosport UK. Looking at it from a longer-term perspective, an algorithm-based BT share price forecast for 2021-2025 by Wallet Investor saw the price this time next year being £1.72, then declining steadily until reaching £1.56 per share by January 2024 and £1.89 in January 2027. When looking for BT share price predictions, bear in mind that analysts’ forecasts can be wrong. Analysts’ projections are based on making a fundamental and technical study of the company’s performance. Past performance never guarantees future results, however. Do your own research and always remember your decision to trade depends on your attitude to risk, your expertise in this market, the spread of your investment portfolio and how comfortable you feel about losing money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose.
Posted at 04/1/2022 18:24 by ariane
thanks Nige BT Share Price Forecast For 2022. More Upside? Crispus NyagaShares Jan 04, 2022, 07:48 GMT The BT share price had a relatively difficult year in 2021 even as the FTSE 100 index did well. The stock ended the year at 169.55p, which was about 16.5% below the highest level in 2021. Still, this price was about 17% above where it started the year. BT Group had a number of key events in 2021. The company had a good performance partly because of the 5G auction that happened in March. In general, the company – together with Vodafone – benefited because the amount was less than what analysts were expecting. The company also gained a new biggest investor. Patrick Drahi, the French billionaire owner of Altice, bought a 12% stake in the company in the second quarter. He then added funds to own a stake worth more than 18%. BT Group also continued its rollout of 5G business while its Openreach segment continued doing well. Most importantly, the company managed to restart its dividend in November after recording strong results. The firm will start paying dividends in February this year. The key mover for the BT share price will likely be the speculation that the company will be a takeover target. Besides, the amount of interest by foreign buyers has jumped substantially in the past few years. Still, potential bidders are concerned about getting the bid approved and the massive pension fund. BT share price forecast The daily chart shows that the BT share price has been in a bullish trend in the past few weeks. The stock has managed to move above the 25-day and 50-day exponential moving averages (EMA). The Relative Strength Index (RSI) has also moved slightly below the overbought level. It is along the first resistance level of the standard pivot point. Therefore, the BT stock price will likely keep rising as bulls attempt to retest the 2021 high at 203p. On the flip side, a drop below 155p will invalidate this view.
Posted at 09/12/2021 14:55 by grupo guitarlumber
FWIW TAKE FROM IT WHAT YOU WILL Https://www.fool.co.uk/2021/12/09/3-reasons-the-bt-share-price-can-keep-rising/ 3 reasons the BT share price can keep rising Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 9th December, 2021 The BT (LSE: BT.A) share price has been on a bumpy ride this year. After dropping to a low of around 120p at the beginning of February, the stock rallied above 200p in mid-July. The shares then plunged in value, falling to a low of 135p. Since then, the BT share price has been pushing higher. It is currently trading around 173p after recovering from most of the losses in the third quarter. Overall, over the past 12 months, shares in the telecommunications giant have jumped around 25%. However, I think there are three reasons why the stock can continue rising over the next few weeks and into 2022. BT share price: takeover potential The first reason I think the stock can continue rising is the bubbling takeover talk surrounding the business. Ever since French telecoms billionaire Patrick Drahi bought a 12% stake in BT over the summer, speculation has been swirling in the city that he will make a full offer for the company. In reality, I think it is unlikely such an offer will emerge. BT is a sprawling giant with a multi-billion pound pension deficit. Untangling the enterprise and managing these pension assets would be a hugely complicated process. These challenges are likely to put off buyers. What’s more, it is highly likely the government will interfere in any deal due to the national importance of the company and its influence over the UK’s communications network. Having said that, speculation of a potential acquisition could be enough to continue to push the stock higher. Drahi’s interest supports the idea that BT looks cheap. Considering his success as an investor, other market participants may want to ride his coattails and buy the stock. Reorganisation potential As well as takeover speculation, investors may continue to buy BT as the corporation pushes ahead with its restructuring plans. This year, the group has undergone somewhat of a significant transformation. It is spending more money on its core telecoms business, focusing mainly on improving fibre connectivity around the country. At the same time, management has been trying to restructure non-core divisions, including the group’s pay-TV business. This has been a drain on the company for several years. BT’s pay-TV arm, which includes BT Sport, initially set out to capture a large share of this market by offering consumers an all-in-one package. Customers can bundle pay-TV, broadband and phone packages together in a straightforward package. Unfortunately, the division never lived up to management’s lofty expectations. Moreover, BT Sport became entangled in an arms race with Sky over sporting rights. The price these competitors were willing to pay to gain exclusive streaming rights for sporting events skyrocketed, and their returns plunged as a result. BT is now trying to untangle this business. It has agreed on a £600m deal with streaming company DAZN to co-operate on a streaming sports business. There is also speculation that Discovery, the US media group which owns Eurosport, is in talks with BT about a joint venture for its sports businesses. This initiative will allow the company to spend more time focusing on its core business model. It could also reduce losses and improve the offer for customers. Overall, I think the reorganisation of this business model will help improve the organisation’s sales and profitability. This is likely to lead to a higher share price when the benefits start to show through on the company’s bottom line. The undervalued BT share price The third and final reason why I believe the BT share price can continue to climb is the fact that the stock currently looks undervalued. Before the pandemic and the launch of the company’s new growth initiatives, the group was struggling. Net profit slumped from £2.5bn in 2016 to £2.2bn for 2019. Income has fallen further since, with the company reporting a net profit of £1.5bn for its 2021 financial year. This is expected to be the low point for the enterprise. Thanks to the company’s focus on customer service and network expansion, sales and profits are recovering, albeit at a relatively slow pace. According to the City, net income will hit £1.8bn for the company’s current financial year, rising to £2bn in fiscal 2023. Based on these projections, the stock is currently trading at a 2023 price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 8.5. This suggests the corporation is deeply undervalued at current levels. Historically, the BT share price has commanded a P/E of around 11, indicating the stock could have significant upside as the group continues to push ahead with its restructuring and growth plans. I think a profit recovery will be the catalyst that causes the market to take another look at the business. The company’s dividend is also returning this year. For the current financial year, analysts have pencilled in a dividend per share of 7.5p, giving a yield of 4.4% on the current stock price. This level of income is incredibly attractive for income investors in the current interest rate environment. Bumpy road ahead However, I do not believe it will be plain sailing for the group from here on out. The company faces a range of challenges. These include fighting off competition to meeting regulators’ demands for increased broadband connectivity across the UK. The group also has a lot of debt on its balance sheet. The cost of this debt could increase substantially if interest rates rise, which would impact overall profitability and hold back growth. And finally, the company has a multi-billion pound pension deficit. Management will have to find the cash to fill this gap. Still, despite these risks and challenges, I would be happy to buy to stock for my portfolio today, considering its growth potential and current valuation. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned.
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